Australian Prisoners of War

Patsy Adam-Smith
August 2014

RRP: A$39.95
ISBN: 9781760062781
Format: Hardback

With warm compassion for ‘the inward pain that has no name’ Patsy Adam-Smith understands the suffering at the heart of the experience of Australian prisoners of war. Through this book she returns to the prisoners that which they most wanted – respect. – MICHAEL McKERNAN

Book overview

Patsy Adam-Smith wrote this classic work after interviews and journeys with dozens of former prisoners from World War I, World War II and the Korean War. She said these were not men and women cowed and humiliated by adversity, but brave people who were captured as they fought in the front line. Stories of the courage, endurance and pain of these resourceful people are at the heart of this most important book, written by one of Australia’s best-loved authors and republished for the people for whom Patsy wrote – the generations to come.

Australian Prisoners of War is a tribute to ordinary Australian men and women caught in extraordinary times.