The POW Camp at Fort McClellan, Alabama, was one of hundreds of American containment centers built to hold the hundreds of thousands of German prisoners captured during World War II. The camp's well maintained and humane facilities gained it a reputation as a model camp. Military officials praised its elimination of major operational problems. International inspectors commended it, calling it one of the best camps in the country. Prisoners accepted and even enjoyed their time there. Drawing on official documents and recollections of prisoners, soldiers and civilians, this book provides a personal and detailed history of a widely praised and admired place of internment.
Jack Shay is a former journalist and retired writer/public speaker for the federal government. He has previously written four historical books and one historical novel. He lives in Vestal, New York, USA.