Allied POWs in German Hands 1914 - 1918 (Images of War) by David Bilton

By David Bilton

In this primary totally illustrated heritage of the Kaiser’s undesirable site visitors, the writer appears on the lives of the millions of Allied males who turned PoWs through the nice conflict.

After making the choice to give up, the soldier, sailor or airman used to be on the mercy of his captors. The e-book examines what it felt wish to quit, 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 aid the German warfare attempt.

Not all camps have been an analogous; a few have been larger than others, a state of affairs which can simply switch with the substitute of the commandant, yet such a lot have been negative. sickness was once rife and there has been little therapy. Barracks have been often chilly and there have been few blankets and little garments. males have been abused, starved, denied their uncomplicated rights, despatched to paintings in appalling stipulations and a few have been murdered. there have been hundreds of thousands of civilians interned besides, who normally fared greater than opponents, besides the fact that they didn't have it effortless.

With the arriving of parcels from domestic such a lot prisoners may well enforce their nutrition, yet this used to be no longer the case for Russians who bought little support and depended on handouts from different prisoners.

Escape was once a concern for lots of males; millions attempted, even if they can be shot for the try out, 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, such a lot needed to look ahead to shipping. inside a number of months they have been all domestic, with the exception of the hundreds of thousands of prisoners that have been lacking, that the Germans claimed they by no means had.

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