NEW BOOK - German Prisoners of War at Camp Cooke, California

Who knew or could imagine that we had German prisoners of war in America during World War II and that we paid them for their labor? But it happened and much more. My book, GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR AT CAMP COOKE, CALIFORNIA is the compelling story of fourteen German soldiers who were captured during the campaigns in North Africa and Europe, and then sat out the remainder of the war as POWs. Each former prisoner discusses his unique experiences in the Wehrmacht, and later as a POW in America - mostly at Camp Cooke and its branch camps - and the lasting impression these events had on him. The personal accounts are presented against the backdrop of the U.S. War Department’s nationwide POW program. Together, they convey complete and authentic stories of soldiers who survived the cataclysm of World War II. In addition to discussing the main POW camp at Camp Cooke, my book also examines the history each of its 16 branch camps. Softcover 6 x 9 280 pages with more than 50 vintage photos
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