Military Detention Colchester From 1947


Voices from the Glasshouse

By: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Foreword by: General Sir Mike Jackson

Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781526781963
Published: 30th April 2020
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£12.79

Military Detention Colchester From 1947

Author royalties to The Soldiers Charity (ABF) and MPSC Association. Foreword by General Mike Jackson

From a German POW camp to HM Forces only remaining detention centre, the mere mention of Colly struck fear into the hearts of thousands of servicemen over the years. But what was it really like behind the forbidding barbed wire in those ancient Nissan Huts? How much has it changed since 1947?

Written in the words of those who were there, from the 1940s through to the present day, Commandants, Members of Staff, Detainees, Military Escorts, Padres and visitors have shared their own experiences to create a unique history that sheds light on an almost unknown area of military life.

At turns funny, sad and sometimes surprising, the accounts show how much the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) and the idea of military detention has evolved.

 

 




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