British Prisoners Of War In First World War Germany (Studies In The Social And Cultural History Of Modern Warfare, Series Number 49)

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Over 185,000 British military servicemen were captured by the Germans during the First World War and incarcerated as prisoners of war (POWs). In this original investigation into their experiences of captivity, Wilkinson uses official and private British source material to explore how these servicemen were challenged by, and responded to, their wartime fate. Examining the psychological anguish associated with captivity, and physical trials, such as the controlling camp spaces; harsh routines and regimes; the lack of material necessities; and, for many, forced labour demands, he asks if, how and with what effects British POWs were able to respond to such challenges. The culmination of this research reveals a range of coping strategies embracing resistance; leadership and organisation; networks of support; and links with 'home worlds'. British Prisoners of War in First World War Germany offers an original insight into First World War captivity, the German POW camps, and the mentalities and perceptions of the British servicemen held within.


  • | Author: Oliver Wilkinson
  • | Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • | Publication Date: Mar 28, 2019
  • | Number of Pages: 322 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 1316648877
  • | ISBN-13: 9781316648872
Author:
Oliver Wilkinson
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date:
Mar 28, 2019
Number of pages:
322 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1316648877
ISBN-13:
9781316648872