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Product details

  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Affinity Self Publishing (17 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849441731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849441735
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 688,471 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

After meeting only a few years ago while researching a local PoW camp that they were individually writing about, Ken and Stephen have since collaborated on several books. Ken is a well-respected local historian who has spent many years writing about and giving talks on Laindon and Langdon Hills, whilst Stephen had his first book, Two Sons in a War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father s Conflict, published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons serving in Afghanistan. Both Ken and Stephen had grandparents who served in and survived the Great War.

Stephen Wynn is a retired police officer having served with Essex Police for thirty years. His first book, Two Sons a in War Zone: Afghanistan: The True Story of a Father s Conflict, was published in 2010. It is his personal account of his sons first tours in Afghanistan. He had a had grandparent who served in and survived the First World War.

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I bought this book because of some personal research on the german POW camps. Having gone through it, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of detail. Everyone who could have been interviewed has been, and the small details of life for camp residents and for those in the surrounding villages is laid out.

Whilst written in an easy to read style, the subject matter does make this a book for a niche market. Probably because of this, the printing shows some signs of understandable corner cutting, with details on some of the many photographs a little too dark. This is nit picking though. If you want to know about this subject then this book has everything you will need.
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This provoked many conversations and brought back so many memories since on Christmas Day 1946 we took two prisoners from this camp into our home - in response to a national radio appeal to do so. Our family remained in contact with one of the prisoners and then his family. I have just sent a copy of this book to his son and another to my brother, who went up to the camp with my father to offer our hospitality to two German Prisoners of War. Anyone who lived in the area at the time of the camp will surely appreciate reading this book.
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German P.O.W Camp 266 Langdon Hills

I found this book very interesting, very informative and well researched. Many facts and names jogged the memory from my earliest recollections. Those who are interested in the Second World War and Local History will enjoy it. Pity about some spelling mistakes, nevertheless a very good read.
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What an excellent insight Into a local piece of history! I dont normally review the items i buy but as I had come on to buy a few copies for family for christmas and had seen the first comment I felt the need to tell you about the actually book, which a review should of course be.

My parents often talked of the POWs I did not however know they actually came from a long forgotten camp just up the hill to me! I Would recommend this to all locals old and new to remember how Laindons community use to be. And also probably a good read for people who are interested in real stories from real experiences of ww2 and pows lifes.

its friendly, makes you smile and is obviosly written with true passion for a once forgotten piece of Langdon hills history, if only today's community could pull together like they all did back then.

yes it may not be written by proffesionl authors, there are a few typos (which isn't hard to amend in the next print run i'm sure.) and a few pictures are not the best quality - (we must remember cameras back then are not of today's standard) but overall top marks on a book I have just read cover to cover and only just put down (it is 4am!)
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My Husband who I bought the book for Read it in a day he could not put the bookdown found it very interesting
I then read it and also found it very good easy to read and put together very well.
Have recommended it to friends .
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