By Arieh J. Kochavi
How used to be it attainable that the majority of the approximately 300,000 British and American troops who fell into German fingers in the course of international battle II survived captivity in German POW camps and back domestic virtually once the warfare ended? In Confronting Captivity, Arieh J. Kochavi deals a behind-the-scenes examine the residing stipulations in Nazi camps and strains the activities the British and American governments took--and did not take--to make sure the safeguard in their captured squaddies. challenge in London and Washington concerning the safeguard of those POWs used to be mitigated through the popularity that the Nazi management tended to stick to the Geneva conference while it got here to British and U.S. prisoners. Following the invasion of Normandy, although, Allied apprehension over the security of POWs became nervousness for his or her very lives. but Britain and the U.S. took the calculated chance of hoping on a speedy end to the conflict because the Soviets approached Germany from the east. eventually, Kochavi argues, it was once much more likely that the lives of British and American POWs have been spared due to their race instead of any activities their governments took on their behalf.