Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War (Family History (Pen & Sword))

Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War (Family History (Pen & Sword))

Sarah Paterson


The event of civilian internees and British prisoners of struggle in German and Turkish fingers throughout the First global struggle is without doubt one of the least famous – and least researched – elements of the background of the clash. a similar applies to prisoners of battle and internees held within the united kingdom. but, as Sarah Paterson indicates during this authoritative guide, a wide-range of unique and revealing info is out there when you comprehend the place to appear for it.

Briefly she outlines the process the campaigns within which British servicemen have been captured, and he or she describes how they have been taken care of and the stipulations they continued. She locates the camps they have been taken to and explains how they have been run. She additionally exhibits how this emotive and ignored topic could be researched - how documents and files can be utilized to trace down person prisoners and discover whatever of the lives they led in captivity.

Her paintings may be an important creation for readers who're willing to get an perception into the event of a POW or an internee in the course of the First international warfare, and it'll be a useful advisor for a person who's attempting to hint an ancestor who used to be captured.

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