This is a hard to find book - not a lot were printed. It is also signed by its author, John Paul Bland of the Cumberland County Pennsylvania Historical Society. The foreword is by Rick Atkinson. This is the first printing in 2006 and its is a softcover volume with 100 numbered pages. There are illustrations in black and white throughout. It is very clean and in very good condition with minor cover wear and clean, tight pages. It tells the story of the prisoner of war camp that was located in the South Mountain region of Cumberland County. Although now a forested state park, there was once an iron furnace there, later a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp as part o Roosevelt's New Deal and then the POW camp during World War II from 1942 - 1946. Given its location in Central Pennsylvania, which is rather secluded, and that the infrastructure from the CCC Camp remained, made the site attractive for doing secret interrogation of POWs during WWII. This book covers such topics as the life of the guards and the prisoners and the prisoner's artwork. It ends with the camp's final use - being repurposed as a church camp - Camp Michaux Church Camp, from 1946 until it finally closed in 1972. This is an incredible documenting of a little known piece of history in this area of the country and a nice find for the collector.
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