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A POW's Memoir of the First World War: The Other Ordeal (Legacy of the Great War)

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This lyrical memoir offers a fresh look inside the trauma of war and captivity during the First World War, with resonance for today's world.

Georges Connes was a young literature graduate when he was drafted and served in the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun. A survivor, he was captured by the Germans in June 1916 and became a prisoner of war until his repatriation in J
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 4th 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Jessica Brockmole
Jul 03, 2007 Jessica Brockmole rated it really liked it
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Account of George Connes, who was taken prisoner near Verdun in 1916. He was imprisoned in Mainz, Germany for a time and then to Strasburg in eastern Prussia (what would become part of Poland). He remained a POW until the end of 1918, after the Armistice was signed.

Although, as an officer in officer camps, he perhaps led a bit more of a privileged existence than other POWs who worked the salt mines, etc., this is nonetheless a good account of the day-to-day life of a POW.
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