One of the most enjoyable aspects of anniversary publishing is that it brings to print stories that somehow have been missed by authors and historians, or were printed at that long past time and then faded from the book shelves. A great deal has been written about WWII POWs. Much of this coverage has been by British publishers and concentrated on British POWs, mentioning the exploits of other nationalities almost in passing. Very little has been written about WWI POWs although they were at least as active and ingenious as their WWII equivalents. This autobiographical book as all the more welcome because it addresses this deficiency. It is also a cracking read that could be taken for a thriller novel. This is a book not to miss.