16 April 2019
While POW camps have the feeling of being a WWII phenomenon they were, of course, just as prevalent in WWI.
Author: PHILIP CHINNERY
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
While POW camps have the feeling of being a WWII phenomenon they were, of course, just as prevalent in WWI. This book takes a look at the first camps constructed and filled with Allied POWs from early battles during 1915.
Aside from a showcase camp, most were dirty, overcrowded, under heated and the prisoners received too little food. By the end of WWI there were 2.8 million Allied prisoners, straining the ability of the German forces to look after them properly. It's something of an eye-opening book with plenty of period photos showing camps throughout.
• Pen & Sword
• 196 pages • Hardback • £19.99
As reviewed in The Armourer April 2019 .
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