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  • Prisoners of War

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    We do not hold personal service records or official Prisoner of War documentation, however, our expert staff have put together this useful information to help you start your research into your family history. Where to find Prisoner of War Records...

  • Prisoners of War in the Far East

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    Japan's early successes in the Far East resulted in over 190,000 British and Commonwealth troops being taken prisoner. Japanese military philosophy held that anyone surrendering was beneath contempt. As a result, their treatment of captives was...

  • Prisoners of War in the First World War

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    Within the first six months of the First World War, more than 1.3 million prisoners were held in Europe. Accommodating so many POWs was a huge problem for all countries involved. Allegations of cruelty and neglect were commonplace. Treaties covering...

  • Prisoners of War in the Second World War

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    More prisoners were taken during the Second World War than in any other conflict. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen – and also civilians - found themselves behind barbed wire. Their fate depended on when and where they were captured - and...

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  • Colditz - Oflag IV-C

    (Second World War, Books & DVDs, View All Books, View All Second World War)

    Immortalized in film and literature, the 15th century castle of Colditz is remembered not for tales of medieval chivalry or withstanding withering sieges but for its darker past, when it was converted by the Nazis into a prisoner-of-war camp called...

  • Prisoner of War in Germany

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    This book looks in intimate detail at the life of average private soldiers, beginning with their capture, through the long days as prisoners and hard labourers, to the readjustment to home life after their release. Illustrated with original materials,...

  • The Machine Gunners

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    Chas and his gang collect ‘war souvenirs’, bits from damaged planes and bombs. And then, they find a machine gun in the wreckage of a German plane; this is the best souvenir of all, but it must be kept secret from the adults and a rival gang. The...

  • The Silver Sword

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    Joseph Balicki escapes from a Nazi prison camp, but when he returns to his home in Warsaw in Poland, he learns his wife has been taken away by Nazi soldiers and his children – Ruth, Edek and Bronia – have disappeared. Joseph finds a silver sword...

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  • ‘I am the enemy you killed, my friend…’ « UKNIWM

    ‘I am the enemy you killed, my friend…’ « UKNIWM Home About UKNIWM News and articles about war memorials in the UK Feeds: Posts Comments « How we remember Happy Birthday to the Imperial War Museum » ‘I am the enemy you killed, my friend…’ 27 February,...

  • Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori « UKNIWM

    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori « UKNIWM Home About UKNIWM News and articles about war memorials in the UK Feeds: Posts Comments « Arboretum memorial trees damaged in floods End of a long journey for Falklands memorial » Dulce et decorum est pro...

  • More than meets the eye « UKNIWM

    More than meets the eye « UKNIWM Home About UKNIWM News and articles about war memorials in the UK Feeds: Posts Comments « Whose memorial is it anyway? Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE » More than meets the eye 2 May, 2007 by ukniwm I came across an...

  • Last German First World War veteran dies « UKNIWM

    Last German First World War veteran dies « UKNIWM Home About UKNIWM News and articles about war memorials in the UK Feeds: Posts Comments « Taking memorial surveys to new heights Marking Holocaust Memorial Day » Last German First World War veteran dies...