Anthony Richards is head of Documents and Sound at Imperial War Museums. He is the author of many books, including In Their Own Words: Untold Stories of the First World War, The War on Paper: 20 Documents that Defined the Second World War, and, most recently, D-Day and Normandy: A Visual History.
[A] powerful account of what life was like for British servicemen. . . . Richards uses diary entries, sound recordings and letters held by IWM to paint a vivid picture of life in captivity. -- H for History Just how much do we know about the everyday lives of British prisoners of war? It is said that over 170,000 British POWs were held by the Germans or Italians during the war, and author Anthony Richards has meticulously researched their experiences in Guests of The Third Reich. By exploring the archives of the Imperial War Museum, including many first-hand accounts, Richards has reconstructed the daily lives of the prisoners. . . . Richards also explores experiences of escape, including from the infamous Stalag Luft III and Colditz, but it is his writings on the everyday lives of ordinary POWS that will greatly appeal to those with ancestors who found themselves unwilling guests of Hitler's Third Reich. -- Who Do You Think You Are Magazine