The traditional image of a prisoner of war is that of an emaciated, diseased and ill-treated figure humiliated by incarceration. 'Prisoners Of War' challenges this image.
Using dozens of interviews with former POWs, Patsy Adam-Smith shows the strength and courage of Australians taken prisoner in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
Says Patsy: 'This book has not been written for ex-prisoners: they know the homesickness of exile, the tyranny of bondage; it was written for those people of today who know little of the experiences of these men and women, of their courage, endurance and pain. It has been written for the generations to come.'