Captured Germans, British POW Camps in the First World War

This book corrects the serious neglect of its subject. The author has demonstrated that a historian needs only dedication and hard work to research a subject and present it in print. The result is a unique and definitive work that will be of enormous value to other historians, enthusiasts and the families of German WWI POWs – Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Captured Germans, British POW Camps in the First World War
FILE: R2587
AUTHOR: Norman Nicol
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  360
PRICE: £30.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War One, World War 1, First World War, The Great 
War, capture, POW Camps, detention centres, war graves

ISBN: 1-78346-348-1

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DESCRIPTION: This book corrects the serious neglect of its subject.  
The author has demonstrated that a historian needs only dedication 
and hard work to research a subject and present it in print. The 
result is a unique and definitive work that will be of enormous value 
to other historians, enthusiasts and the families of German WWI POWs – 
Most Highly Recommended.

For some reason, historians have completely overlooked the history of 
British POW camps and their German and Austrian prisoners. The author 
left school with no formal qualifications, spent his early working 
life as fitter and engineer, As a mature student he enrolled on an 
access course at university and spent the last decade of his working 
life as a member of the support staff in a secondary school. In 
retirement he began researching Scottish junior football teams, before 
beginning his work on this book. Sadly, he died in 2016, shortly 
before the completion of this book.

During WWI, the British captured very large numbers of Germans and 
Austrians. It also interned German and Austrian civilians. This 
resulted in more than 500 camps being created across the British 
Isles, including Ireland and Jersey. As the subject was neglected by 
historians most of these camps have vanished without trace, at least 
until the author began his epic research. Thanks to his efforts there 
is now a comprehensive record.

The camps are listed alphabetically by location and contain as much 
information as it was possible to gather from multiple sources. The 
work includes a photo-plate section which is very interesting.

The book concludes with an account of the German War Graves Commission 
and the agreement between Britain and the Federal Republic of Germany 
that resulted in the remains of German and Austrian war dead in 
Britain being moved to a central cemetery that was set out on Cannock 
Chase.

This book will be valuable to historians and enthusiasts making 
studies of the Great War, but it will also be important to all those 
families who wish to find information on treatment of POWs in Britain 
and the graves of those who died.