Prisoners of the British

Internees and Prisoners of War During the First World War

Michael Foley

Much of what has been written about the treatment of prisoners of war held by the British in various conflicts point to the belief that they have often been treated in a more caring and compassionate way than the prisoners of other countries. This would seem to point out that Germans held in Britain were treated leniently while there were claims of
Date Published :
January 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
black and white photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781554791
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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Much of what has been written about the treatment of prisoners of war held by the British in various conflicts point to the belief that they have often been treated in a more caring and compassionate way than the prisoners of other countries. This was seen as especially true in the First World War as to how British prisoners were treated. This would seem to point out that Germans held in Britain were treated leniently while there were claims of British prisoners being mistreated by the Germans. Was the British sense of fair play present in the prison camps and did this sense of fair play include the press and public who often called for harsher treatment of the Germans in captivity. Were those seen as enemy aliens living in Britain given similar fair treatment? Were they sent to internment camps because they were a threat to the country or for their own protection to save them from the British public intent on inflicting violence on them. This book will examine the truth of these views while also looking at the number of camps set up in the country and the public and press perception of the men held here.

About The Author
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Michael Foley was born in Derry in 1947.He was joint editor of The Honest Ulsterman from 1970 to 1971 and contributed a regular satirical column, ‘The Wrassler’, to Fortnight magazine throughout the early 1970s.His first collection of poetry, True Life Love Stories, was published by Blackstaff Press in 1976, followed by The Go Situation in 1982 and Insomnia in the Afternoon in 1994. He has also published a collection of translations of French poetry and four novels. The Guardian described his book The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes it Hard to be Happy as 'a work of admirable scope ... energetic, witty and erudite' Formerly a lecturer in Information Technology at the University of Westminster, Michael is now retired and lives in London. Follow Michael on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MrMichaelFoley

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