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Author Jones, Heather.

Title Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War : Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (470 pages)
Series Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare ; v. 34
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Contents Cover; Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: Propaganda representations of violence against prisoners; Introduction to part I; 1 Encountering the 'enemy': civilian violence towards prisoners of war in 1914; Introduction: pre-war civilian expectations of wartime captivity; Civilian violence against prisoners: establishing the 'enemy'; Case study 1: the arrival of German prisoners of war in France, August-October 1914
6 Contested homecomings: prisoner repatriation and the formation of memory, 1918-21Introduction; Post-war memory narratives: the British and French experience of prisoner repatriation; Post-war memory narratives: the German experience of prisoner repatriation; Conclusion; 7 La Grande Illusion: the interwar historicisation of violence against prisoners of war, 1922-39; Introduction; The need to forget? British society and the memory of prisoner mistreatment; Poilus or prisonniers? The memory of violence against prisoners of war in interwar France
Case study 2: the arrival of British and French prisoners of war in Germany, August-October, 1914The media coverage of 1914 civilian violence against prisoners -- the cycle of representations; Conclusion; 2 Legitimate and illegitimate violence against prisoners: representations of atrocity, 1914-16; Introduction; Case study 1: battlefield violence against prisoners at the moment of surrender, 1914-15; Case study 2: violent representations and the German prison camp in 1915; Case study 3: the depiction of illness among prisoners of war; Typhus in German camps in 1915
IntroductionPrisoner living conditions in the occupied territories before the German spring offensive; Prisoner living conditions in the occupied territories during the German spring offensive; Conclusion; 5 Inevitable escalation? British and French treatment of forced prisoner labour, 1917-18; Introduction; The 1918 experience of German prisoners of war held by Britain; The 1918 experience of German prisoners of war held by France; Conclusion; Part III: The end of violence? Repatriation and remembrance; Introduction to part III
Sickness among German prisoners in French camps in North AfricaConclusion; Part II: Violence and prisoner of war forced labour; Introduction to part II; 3 The development of prisoner of war labour companies on the western front: the spring reprisals of 1917; Introduction: cycles of violence; The foundation of prisoner of war labour companies in the German army; Violence against prisoners of war before the 1917 spring reprisals: the French army; The German spring reprisals, 1917; Conclusion; 4 From discipline to retribution: violence in German prisoner of war labour companies in 1918
Summary First in-depth, comparative study of the treatment of prisoners of war during the First World War
Notes Writing the history of prisoners of war in interwar Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 378-439) and index
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Prisoners of war -- Violence against -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Violence against -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Prisoners of war -- Violence against -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Repatriation -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscript labor.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, British.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, French.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511921187
1139862723
1139864866
1139870580
9780511921186
9781139862721
9781139864862
9781139870580