Prouse, A. Robert.
Title TICKET TO HELL VIA DIEPPE: FROM A PRISONER'S WARTIME LOG 1942-1945.
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1982
0770600093 / 9780770600099
Seller ID 30266
192 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. "This fascinating memoir of three years spent in Stalag IXC deep within the Third Reich recreates in rich detail what life was like behind barbed wire. Prouse has drawn on the rich resources of his wartime log, secreted all those years beneath the barracks floor, to portray those struggles as well as the thrill of short-lived freedom, the humour of plays and dances, the terror of air raids, and the hope for liberation. The stories are told with warmth and humour and are illustrated with photographs rifled from camp files, mementoes looted after liberation, camp posters, cartoons, maps, newspapers and poetic doggerel that captures the spirit of the time." Previous owner's bookplate with name on the verso of the front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning to some parts of the top/bottom edges, minor edge wear.