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Author Rachamimov, Alon.

Title POWs and the Great War : captivity on the Eastern Front / Alon Rachamimov
Published Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Series Legacy of the Great War
Legacy of the Great War.
Contents List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Becoming Prisoners of War; 2 The Hague Convention and the Treatment of POWs Mission and Omissions; 3 The Treatment of POWs in Russia; 4 In Search of the 'Good and Loyal Prisoner'; 5 The Emperor's Clothes The Austro Hungarian POW Relief Effort; 6 Imperial Identities and Personal Concerns The Perspective of the Prisoners; Index
Summary Joint Winner of Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History 2001, London. Winner of Talmon Prize, Israel, awarded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences. Although it was one of the most common experiences of combatants in World War I, captivity has recei ved only a marginal place in the collective memory of the Great War and has seemed unimportant compared with the experiences of soldiers on the Western Front. Yet this book, focusing on POWs on the Eastern Front, reveals a different picture of the Wa r and the human misery it produced
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
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Subject Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Heer -- History -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Austria -- History -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, Russian.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1845206320 (electronic bk.)
1859735738 (Cloth)
1859735789 (Paper)
9781845206321 (electronic bk.)
9781859735787 (Paper)