Shot from the Sky: American Pows in Switzerland

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Naval Institute Press, 2003 - Political Science - 248 pages
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"Details of this little-known episode are brought to light by Cathryn Prince, who tells what happened and examines the argument the Swiss used to justify their policy. She shows that while the Swiss claimed they satisfied international law, they applied the law in a grossly unfair manner. No German airmen were interned, and Nazi aircraft were allowed to refuel at Swiss airfields. The author draws on first-person accounts and unpublished sources, including interviews with eyewitnesses and surviving American prisoners, and documents held by the Swiss government and the U.S. Air Force. Although these events have been briefly alluded to in other books, this is the first time that the complete story has been presented."--BOOK JACKET.

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The Policy of Internment
22
Lake Angels from the Sky
70
Escape and Espionage
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