By Sarah Paterson
The event of civilian internees and British prisoners of battle in German and Turkish arms throughout the First global battle is without doubt one of the least famous – and least researched – features of the historical past of the clash. an identical applies to prisoners of struggle and internees held within the united kingdom. but, as Sarah Paterson exhibits during this authoritative instruction manual, a wide-range of exact and revealing info is obtainable in case you understand the place to appear for it.
Briefly she outlines the process the campaigns within which British servicemen have been captured, and he or she describes how they have been taken care of and the stipulations they continued. She locates the camps they have been taken to and explains how they have been run. She additionally indicates how this emotive and overlooked topic should be researched - how files and files can be utilized to trace down person prisoners and discover whatever of the lives they led in captivity.
Her paintings may be a vital creation for readers who're willing to get an perception into the event of a POW or an internee in the course of the First global battle, and it'll be a useful consultant for somebody who's attempting to hint an ancestor who was once captured.
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The camp is four miles from the city and contains brick structures at the cavalry workout flooring. There are a lot of operating commandos connected to this camp; there's additionally a camp medical institution within which 6 Catholic Sisters paintings. there's a lazaret within the city. American prisoners the following. 18th military Corps. Dätgen – put up Nortorf, Schleswig-Holstein. connected to Parchim. Deinstedt – Hanover. Delecke – Kreis Soest. hooked up to Senne. Delligsen – Kreis Gandersheim. hooked up to Hameln. Dettingen – connected to Stuttgart. DEUTSCH GABEL – A camp at the confines of Bohemia and Saxony for service provider Seamen. below Austrian management. Now referred to as Jablonné v Podještědĭ, within the Czech Republic. Deutz – Rheinland. clinic. eighth military Corps. Diebach – connected to Hammelburg. Diedenhofen – Lorraine. Now known as Thionville. Diepholz – Hanover. Z. 3032. hooked up to Soltau. Dieuze – Lorraine. Dillingen – Bayern. Dinslaken – Rheinland. Dirschau – Bei Danzig, Westpreussen. Dobbertin – connected to Güstrow. DÖBELN – Saxony. A small city (pop 19,600). there's an officials camp right here tested in brick outfitted barracks a couple of mile from the station. nineteenth military Corps. DÖBERITZ – a wide camp eight miles from Berlin during which prisoners of the Naval department captured at Antwerp in 1914 have been imprisoned. it's defined because the Aldershot of Berlin and is on the subject of an incredible army education centre. there's a YMCA hut right here. safeguard Corps. The hyperlink: A keepsake e-book released by means of British Prisoners of warfare Interned at Doeberitz, Germany, 1914–17 edited through A E Barker, J strength and C A Tooke. Döberitz Gazette – March 1916; the recent Gefangener, April 1916; Gazette de Döberitz, August 1916; Deberitskaya Gazeta. www. doberitz. com/index. html [truncated web site nonetheless below building which positive factors pictures and transcripts from the journal] Dorfmark – Hanover. connected to Hameln. Dorlaun – health center. connected to Münster I. Dorsten – Bei Recklinghausen, Westfalen. hooked up to Dülmen. DORTMUND – the biggest urban in Westphalia (pop 229,000) and the centre of a major mining district. there's a glossy health center for prisoners at the outskirts of town administered by means of Catholic Brothers of Mercy. there's additionally a operating camp. males are housed in huge brick constructions and are engaged in mining and in iron foundries. seventh military Corps. Drensteinfurt – Bei Münster. connected to Münster I. Drosendorf (a/d Thaya) – service provider Seamen interned right here. Austria-Hungary. Drossenbach – connected to Heuberg. Duderstadt – Bei Göttingen, Hanover. DUISBURG – An historical city which has develop into a wide production urban (pop 229,000). one of many leader depots of the Ruhr coal site visitors, and one of many most interesting river ports in Germany. there's an meeting camp for prisoners the following, and it's the centre of many operating commandos. connected to Friedrichsfeld. seventh military Corps. Duisburg-Meiderich – connected to Friedrichsfeld. DÜLMEN – A small city (pop 7,500) with a fort surrounded by means of estates of the Duke of Croy-Dulmen, the centre of various operating commandos. there's a huge meeting camp put on excessive heather floor five miles from town.