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9781982178529

STARRED REVIEW

The Island of Extraordinary Captives

Simon Parkin brings the shameful history of British internment camps during World War II to life in The Island of Extraordinary Captives.

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Review of ‘The Island of Extraordinary Captives’

When award-winning British journalist Simon Parkin (A Game of Birds and Wolves) dug through the National Archives in London looking for a story idea, he literally found one: A newspaper called The Camp was mistakenly folded between some pages. Produced by German and Austrian internees at a camp for “enemy aliens”…

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