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Under The Twisted Cross
     

Under The Twisted Cross

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by Margaret M. Barnhart
 

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Lying in his prone shelter on an Italian battlefield, Nick Bremer wakes to the sound of German voices. Without ammunition, his squad has no choice but to surrender. Thus begins months of peril as the men go from prisoners-in-transit to permanent internment in Stalag IIB, reported by 1943 Military Intelligence as the worst POW camp in Germany. Heartened by memories

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Lying in his prone shelter on an Italian battlefield, Nick Bremer wakes to the sound of German voices. Without ammunition, his squad has no choice but to surrender. Thus begins months of peril as the men go from prisoners-in-transit to permanent internment in Stalag IIB, reported by 1943 Military Intelligence as the worst POW camp in Germany. Heartened by memories of home, buoyed by a brotherhood of prisoners, Nick combats suspicion and hopelessness, endures near-starvation, physical torture, psychological terror, and mind-numbing monotony. But, can his tenacity and wit help him survive the brutal European "death march" to the Western Front?

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ISBN-13:
9781453572429
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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Under the Twisted Cross 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't imagine how people survive POW camps, how they can physically keep going with such little food. This is an interesting story how these soldiers live and how survive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great and is definatly a page turner but a first it was hard to follow.
footsteps930 More than 1 year ago
Margaret Barnhart definitely has a way with words! From the moment I started reading this story, to the very end, I was captivated. The story was so detailed that I felt as if I was a part of hardtimes, grief, and the little bit of happiness that all of the characters shared as POWs. Margaret created a wonderful story to honor our troops and those who served in WWII. I would recommend this book to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure this was the type of book that I would enjoy. However, reading just the first page, I was convinced. This book is a touching account of the lives of POWs. You will love the characters and really feel all that they had to go through. I laughed and I cried and only wish I knew more about each one. I would recommend this book to anyone!
mbbb More than 1 year ago
This book has good insight into the life of a POW in a Nazi camp. It is heart wrenching at times but shows the resourcefulness the POW's used to survive. You won't want the book to end. You will want to know more of Nick's life after the war.