Prisoners of War

Page 11 – Further information

This web feature was written by Megan Hutching and Ian McGibbon and produced by the team.


  • D.O.W. Hall, Prisoners of Germany, Prisoners of Italy, Prisoners of Japan, (all 1949), Escapes (1954) - series of small booklets published by the War History Branch
  • W.W. Mason, Prisoners of War (1954) detailed account – one volume of the Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War series. You can see a digitised version of this book at the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre website.
  • D. McGill, P.O.W.: the untold stories of New Zealanders as prisoners of war (1987) - unofficial account of prisoners’ experiences

Personal and biographical accounts

  • James Bertram Shadow of a War (1947)
  • John Broad Poor People, Poor Us (1945)
  • James Caffin Partisan (1945) about John Denvir
  • Ernest Clarke Over the Fence is Out (1965)
  • George Clifton The Happy Hunted (1952)
  • M. Elliot Vasili: The Lion of Crete (1987) about Dudley Perkins
  • D. Filer 'Prisoners of War' in Ian McGibbon (ed.), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History (2000), pp. 430-3
  • Lionel Hudson Rats of Rangoon (1987)
  • Jim Henderson Gunner Inglorious (1945, but often reprinted)
  • Malcolm Mason The Way Out (1946)
  • F. N. Millar The 'Signor Kiwi' Saga (1993)
  • J. Sanders Venturer Courageous: Group Captain Leonard Trent V.C, D.F.C. (1983)
  • K. Sandford Mark of the Lion: The Story of Capt. Charles Upham, V.C. and Bar (1962)
  • Arch Scott Dark of the Moon (1985)
  • W. B. Thomas Dare to be Free: one of the greatest true stories of World War II (2001)
  • Claude Thompson Into the Sun (1996)
  • R. H. Thomson Captive Kiwi (1964)
  • Peter Winter Free lodgings (1993)

How to cite this page

'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 16-Dec-2014