While everything on this website has been written, drawn, and scanned by myself, all the information has come from a variety of sources, and these are listed below:


Colditz, by Henry Chancellor, published by Hodder and Staughton, 2001

Escape and Evasion, by Ian Dear, published by Arms and Armour Press, 1997

Escape Route Green: Flight From Stalag XXA, by Warren Tute, published by J M Dent & Sons Ltd., 1971

In Enemy Hands, by Claire Swedburg, published by Stackpole Books, 1997

Interlude: The Story of British Prisoners of War in Stammlager VIIIA at Görlitz in Lower Silesia, Germany, printed by Partridge and Cooper Ltd

No Time For Fear: True Accounts of RAF Airmen Taken Prisoner, 1939-1945, by Victor F. Gammon, published by Arms and Armour Press, 1998

Off At Last: An Illustrated History of the 7th (Galloway) Battalion The King's Own Scottish Borderers 1939-1945, written and published by Robert Sigmond, 1997

Out of the Depths of Hell, by John McEwan, published by Leo Cooper, 1999

Prisoner of War: My Secret Journal, by Squadron Leader B. Arct, published by Webb and Bowers (publishers) Ltd., 1988

Prisoners of War Armies and Other Land Forces of The British Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War British Army 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War Naval And Air Forces of Great Britain and The Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Return via Rangoon, by Philip Stibbe, published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 1994

The Last Escape, by John Nichol and Tony Rennel, published by Viking, 2002

The Longest Tunnel, by Alan Burgess, published by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, 1990

The War Behind The Wire, by Patrick Wilson, published by Leo Cooper, 2000

Through The Darkness, by Captain Benjamin Stewart Walker, never published, copyright The Tudor Publishing Company

Ticket to Hell: via Dieppe, by A. Robert Prouse, published by Webb & Bower


Where possible I have tried to indicate the owner of any photographs used, and so if you are the copyright owner and I have not credited you please get in touch and I shall amend this immediately. For those which have not been specifically cited, they are the property of the following: Airborne Forces Museum, Airborne Museum Hartenstein, Colditz Museum, Imperial War Museum, MI9 Archives.


My great thanks to Jim Ommeren for going well beyond what was necessary and pushing a great number of articles and pictures in my direction. Also to Andy Duncan for kindly scanning the pages of Interlude for me.


Thanks as ever to Dad, Mum, and Emma, and a cursory nod to Fred, Matt, Nik, and Mark.