Robert Kee went on to have a distinguished career as a writer and in television, but this marvellous memoir may well be his finest acheivement.
His depiction of frightened, desperate men grappling for hope is touching and thought-provokling
Arguably the best POW book ever written
A wonderfully impartial, unjudging account of the way feelings and imagination are shrunk and benumbed in a cramped and crowded world
Certain pages of this book, especially those about being questioned while on the run, still make my blood run cold . . . Dozens of accurate and perceptive images stop one in one's tracks