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The Fort McClellan POW Camp : German Prisoners in Alabama, 1943-1946
by Jack Shay


Overview - The POW Camp at Fort McClellan, Alabama, was one of hundreds of American containment centers built to hold the hundreds of thousands of German prisoners captured during World War II. The camp's well-maintained and humane facilities gained it a reputation as a "model camp." Military officials praised its elimination of major operational problems.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The POW Camp at Fort McClellan, Alabama, was one of hundreds of American containment centers built to hold the hundreds of thousands of German prisoners captured during World War II. The camp's well-maintained and humane facilities gained it a reputation as a "model camp." Military officials praised its elimination of major operational problems. International inspectors commended it, calling it one of the best camps in the country. Prisoners accepted and even enjoyed their time there. Drawing on official documents and recollections of prisoners, soldiers and civilians, this book provides a personal and detailed history of a widely praised and admired place of internment.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781476662350
  • ISBN-10: 1476662355
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 260
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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Books > History > Military - World War II
Books > History > United States - State & Local - South

 
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