At the end of World War II, a series of courts-martial probed the infamous events at a U.S. Army replacement depot near Lichfield, England, characterised by The Stars and Strips as a concentration camp run by Americans for American soldiers . This is a story of low courtroom schemes and high moral inquiry, a clash between strong personalities and stronger principles that intrigued the author then and will fascinate the reader today.
A Registered Professional Engineer, Jack Gieck elected early retirement in 1982 as Director of New Product Development for Firestone to become a full time writer/producer of industrial, educational, and historical films, founding his own company, Cinemark, Inc. He has accumulated more than three dozen awards for his work in films, filmstrips, and videos, competing against companies such as Turner Television, BBC, and CBS. His publications include A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, and a contributing chapter in Engineering Uses of Rubber.