Title: Hitler’s Digger Slaves – Caught in the Web of Axis Labour Camps
Author: Barnett, Alex
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 306 pages
Comments: A captivating account of Australian Prisoners of War captured by Germany. Tells the story of around 200 Australians captured in North Africa, the war crimes of Italian Carabinieri Colonel Calcaterra, deliberate starvation, attempted escapes, the execution of an Australian POW, slave labour in Poland, bashings, a horror forced-march across German territory during the final months of the war and the final rescue by a British armoured division.