Julius Green was a Glasgow dental officer captured with the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry in 1940. As a member of the medical staff, Green was given special freedoms and spent the remainder of the war travelling around British POW camps in Germany. This gives his warm-hearted memoir special interest, not only pulling teeth (he had something of a fearsome reputation) but fighting for other ranks’ rights under the Geneva Convention and being a general nuisance to the authorities. Green ended up in Colditz, where he was involved in the sending of coded letters to Britain (via his wife) that provided MI9 with intelligence from the heart of Germany, as well as receiving escape materials in return.
Robert Hale, 192pp (h/b)