Great Escape Forger
The Work of Carl Holmstrom – POW #221. An Artist in Stalag Luft III
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
168 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5 in, 150 color & black and white illustrations
- September 2022
- In Stock
Remarkably he saved over 200 examples of his work by carrying them on the appallingly arduous 1945 winter march from Poland into Germany.
Post war, Carl Holmstrom said, “The drawings were made during imprisonment and represent a sincere effort to portray to the American people and especially to the relatives of the prisoners, intimate glimpses of Kriegie life.” His words proved to be prophetic.
An expansion of his earlier self-published Kriegie Life, this superb book honors Carl’s exceptional artistic gift. This book has strong claim to contain the finest collection of POW art to emerge from Nazi-occupied Europe.