From Interrogation to Liberation: A Photographic Journey by Marilyn Walton and Michael Eberhardt

By Marilyn Walton and Michael Eberhardt

"During international warfare II, 300,000 usa military Air Corps airmen have been shot down. Of that quantity, 51,000 have been prisoners of battle or indexed as lacking in motion. Bombardiers, located within the susceptible bombardiers’ compartment on the entrance of the airplane, have been in excessive call for. The authors’ fathers have been such bombardiers, one on a B-17 and the opposite on a B-24.

Like such a lot of of the post-war new release, the authors traveled all alone emotional trips to reconstruct their fathers’ WWII studies. Their fathers fought within the flak-ridden “blue battlefield,” and prefer millions of different airmen shot out of the sky, turned prisoners of battle. they'd undergo deprivation, loneliness, and nice peril. Held at Stalag Luft III, the place the nice break out of motion picture status came about, they, besides the British, have been ultimately strength marched 52-miles within the lifeless of wintry weather to Spremberg, Germany, and loaded onto overcrowded, filthy, boxcars, the american citizens to be taken to Stalag VIIA in Moosburg, Germany, or to Stalag XIII-D in Nürnberg. Languishing till their liberation in barbaric stipulations with approximately 120,000 overseas POWs, they witnessed the demise throes of the 3rd Reich.

With many little kids attempting to discover the wartime histories in their household, the authors provide an important details and perception in regards to the international battle II POW event in Europe. on occasion, by means of necessity, that have displays the co-existence and tenuous courting with the Germans maintaining them. during this booklet, there are tales that up before haven't been heard, and there are hundreds of thousands of images, many formerly unseen, illustrating the prisoners’ plight. This ebook is a documentation of riveting heritage and an opportunity to vicariously stay the struggle, advised via their voices --echoes now fading with time. Their sacrifices to make sure priceless freedom should not be forgotten."

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