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Forty Men Eight Horses [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Arthur
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Book Description

The opening chapters of Forty Men Eight Horses records in detail the tragic loss in April/May 1941, of the "106 of Shaw Street", a Liverpool Territorial Yeomanry Regiment. They relate how almost half of the full complement of the Unit was killed during the retreat from Greece. The exhausted survivors, evacuated to the Island of Crete, to become prisoners of war.
After a perilous sea voyage, running the gauntlet of Allied submarines, the narrative goes on to give a startling description of the squalor, starvation and brutality of life in a concentration camp, followed by a nightmare journey into the unknown on a stinking ghost train.
Four years of life as a prisoner of war in German labour camps, and an overcrowded Stalag, are graphically related. The cruelty - and the compassion - of the enemy; the unique comradeship of the prisoner of war; the thwarted passion in the power station and the sinking of Frau 'Dreadnaught'; the fun and frolics of a Stalag Theatre; the outwitting of the SS; the friendly fire of the US Air Force.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1736 KB
  • Print Length: 326 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #184,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Just had a quick skip through the pages so far. From what I see the level of information is excellent and is put across in such a way as to be extremely readable. The experiences reported are truly incredible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Reading 18 Jan. 2014
An excellent, well written book about life as a POW in Austria. Historically accurate, with emphasis on events and circumstances, rather than a personal account. Should be made compulsory reading in schools.
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