Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War


By: Sarah Paterson
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Tracing Your Ancestors
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781848845015
Published: 9th July 2012
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£12.00

Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors: The First World War

The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least well-known – and least researched – aspects of the history of the conflict. The same applies to prisoners of war and internees held in the UK. Yet, as Sarah Paterson shows in this authoritative handbook, a wide-range of detailed and revealing information is available if you know where to look for it.

Briefly she outlines the course of the campaigns in which British servicemen were captured, and she describes how they were treated and the conditions they endured. She locates the camps they were taken to and explains how they were run. She also shows how this emotive and neglected subject can be researched – how archives and records can be used to track down individual prisoners and uncover something of the lives they led in captivity.

Her work will be an essential introduction for readers who are keen to get an insight into the experience of a POW or an internee during the First World War, and it will be an invaluable guide for anyone who is trying to trace an ancestor who was captured.

 




Some books that may interest you

The War of 1812 in the West
The War of 1812 in the West
By: David Kirkpatrick

Maximinus Thrax
Maximinus Thrax
By: Paul N Pearson

Winston Churchill's Toyshop
Winston Churchill's Toyshop
By: Stuart MacRae

The Battle for Norway 1940 - 1942
The Battle for Norway 1940 - 1942
By: John Grehan, Martin Mace

Over the Wire
Over the Wire
By: Philip Newman

E-Boat Threat
E-Boat Threat
By: Bryan Cooper

Attack on the Somme
Attack on the Somme
By: Martin Pegler

SS-Totenkopf France 1940
SS-Totenkopf France 1940
By: Jack Holroyd

Pontefract and Castleford in the Great War
Pontefract and Castleford in the Great War
By: Tim Lynch



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.