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British POWs - Napoleonic Wars to World War 2: A Day School

On Thursday 28 April I shall be teaching a Day School on this topic at JW3. You can still book by contacting JW3 Box Office - 020 7433 8988. The Day is a hybrid one, ie you can choose to attend at JW3 with me or you can zoom in live from home.

The times are 11.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.15pm.


Synopsis

Before POW camps: The Civil Wars of 17th century

Napoleonic and American War of 1812 POWs: Dartmoor, Conditions for prisoners, 'Massacre' of Americans POWs, and much more detail

Crimean War and international moves towards humanitarian rules governing POWs

World War One: Employment, Pilates, 'Flu, Internees , and many more facts and stories

World War Two: Isle of Man internment, Blackpool and French internment, Employment, some of the 400,000 German POWs stayed after release to wed, play English professional soccer etc., and so much more history



I hope you will enjoy the Day as much as I have enjoyed preparing for it.


Short Booklist

The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross P.Chamberlain

The Hated Cage N.Guyatt


Captured Germans N.Nicol

Prisoners on Cannock Chase R.Pursehouse


Hitler's Last Army R.Quinn

The Island of Extraordinary Captives S.Parkin


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