Wellingborough, 1st ed., 1990. 215 pp., 18 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 15cm. FINE. There have been many accounts by officers of their years spent in prisoner of war camps, and of remarkable escapes, but the voice of the ordinary soldier has rarely been heard. Now, Corporal Graham Palmer powerfully writes of the horrific five years he spent in captivity in Poland and Russia. He was just 18 when he was captured in France in June 1940. Over the next five years the author made three attempts to escape, all of which nearly resulted in his death. Even when finally liberated the journey home was horrific as the aircraft carrying Palmer crash-landed.