The Traitors of Camp 133

The Traitors of Camp 133

A Sergeant Neumann Mystery

Book - 2016
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"A little known chapter of wartime Canada, the government maintained several German prisoner-of-war camps in Southern Alberta during World War II. Camp 133 was one of these camps. Veteran Guards were responsible for securing the perimeter but internal law and order at Camp 133 was enforced by POW Sergeant August Neumann, a village police officer by trade and a hero of the Great War. In July of 1944, not long after the Normandy invasion, Captain Mueller, a former tank officer teaching in the camp's education system is found dead. Suspecting foul play, Sergeant Neumann investigates. Throughout the investigation, Sergeant Neumann must delicately navigate the treacherous social cliques of camp life: the Blackshirts, the Legionnaires, and the secret communist sympathisers in order to learn the truth behind Mueller's death, uncover the traitors, and bring justice to Camp 133."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba :, Ravenstone,, 2016
ISBN: 9780888015877
Branch Call Number: FIC Arthu
Characteristics: 318 pages


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Jun 18, 2018

This is a pitch-perfect novel, at once a mystery and an exploration of the rival groups among bored German prisoners in a bleak Southern Alberta POW camp in 1944, when it was still possible for them to hope that the war might be won and they would fight for a victorious Germany once again. The story unfolds from the perspective of the German sergeant in charge of policing the camp and shows the Canadian guards in an unflattering light, despite the inmates' grudging acknowledgement that they are relatively well-treated. Arthurson is an accomplished, interesting writer of great realism and imagination, and we are fortunate that he is an Edmontonian as well.

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