- Kriegies: The Australian Airmen of Stalag Luft III
Kriegies: The Australian Airmen of Stalag Luft III
Kriegies: The Australian Airmen of Stalag Luft III is an intimate portrayal of captive lives in one of Germany’s most infamous POW camps.
Drawing on letters, diaries, memoirs, and medical records, Kriegies describes – in their own words – how the airman POWs coped with the trials of incarceration: monotony, separation from loved ones, absence of sex, homosexuality, and threats to their mental health. Kriegies also delves into the reactions of those on the home front who provided love and support as they anxiously awaited their loved ones’ return. It features the tragic fate of five young Australians killed in the Great Escape, and the grief expressed by their comrades and families.
Kriegies is an inspiring – very human – account of love, courage, and resilience.
Details: Biography/True story, published 2023.
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs), 220 pages.
Dimensions: 22.9 cm (h) x 15.3 cm (w) x 1.7 cm (d) / 455 grams.