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Download e-book for iPad: Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War) by David Bilton

By David Bilton

ISBN-10: 1473867010

ISBN-13: 9781473867017

In this primary absolutely illustrated heritage of the Kaiser’s undesirable site visitors, the writer seems to be on the lives of the hundreds of thousands of Allied males who turned PoWs in the course of the nice conflict.

After making the choice to give up, the soldier, sailor or airman was once on the mercy of his captors. The booklet examines what it felt prefer to give up, the hazards concerned after which the customarily lengthy trip to a camp in Germany. For a few the there has been no trip, they have been stored on the entrance to assist the German conflict attempt.

Not all camps have been a similar; a few have been higher than others, a scenario which can simply switch with the substitute of the commandant, yet so much have been negative. affliction used to be rife and there has been little treatment. Barracks have been frequently chilly and there have been few blankets and little garments. males have been abused, starved, denied their easy rights, despatched to paintings in appalling stipulations and a few have been murdered. there have been hundreds of thousands of civilians interned in addition, who as a rule fared larger than warring parties, in spite of the fact that they didn't have it effortless.

With the coming of parcels from domestic such a lot prisoners may well enforce their nutrition, yet this was once no longer the case for Russians who bought little aid and depended on handouts from different prisoners.

Escape used to be a concern for plenty of males; millions attempted, although they can be shot for the try, as a few have been, yet so much did not make it home.

Then the Armistice was once signed and the PoWs have been freed. a few controlled to stroll to Allied strains, so much needed to watch for shipping. inside of a number of months they have been all domestic, with the exception of the millions of prisoners that have been lacking, that the Germans claimed they by no means had.

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