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Prisoners Of War

A prisoner of war is a person, whether combatant or non-combatant, who is held captive by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

Classification:Prisoners of War
Title:Find My Past's British Officers Taken Prisoner Of War 1914-1918
Link:http://www.findmypast.co.uk/
Description:British Officers Taken Prisoner Of War 1914-1918
Extra Info:These records hold vital information about men taken prisoner of war during both World Wars.
Classification:Prisoners of War
Title:Find My Past's WWI and WWII Prisoner of War Records
Link:http://www.findmypast.co.uk/
Description:Prisoners of War 1939-1945
Extra Info:These records hold vital information about men taken prisoner of war during both World Wars.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Hospitals / Nursing
Title:Genes Reunited
Link:Genes Reunited
Description:Genes Reunited' Military Records
Extra Info:Includes prisoners of war, medal rolls, some service records and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges
Title:Military records
Link:Military records
Description:Ancestry.co.uk's Military records
Extra Info:Find the war heroes in your family in Ancestry.co.uk's millions of service records, medal records, casualty lists and other Army records and Navy records.
Classification:Army, World War I, Prisoners of War, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Antwerp to Gallipoli
Link:http://archive.org/details/antwerptogallipo00ruhli...
Description:Antwerp to Gallipoli - Arthur Ruhl, Published 1916
Extra Info:Online book. With the full title of Antwerp to Gallipoli; a year of war on many fronts - and behind them. Includes a photograph of the English hostages at Gallipoli.
Classification:Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records
Title:British and German Deserters, Dischargees and POW's
Link:British and German Deserters, Dischargees and POW's
Description:British and German Deserters, Dischargees and POW's
Extra Info:British and German Deserters, Dischargees and POW's who may have remained in Canada and the USA, 1774-1783. Part One and Two
Classification:Army, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:British Army Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Link:British Army Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Description:British Army Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
Extra Info:From Ancestry. This database contains a listing of World War II British Army, Navy and Air Force prisoners of war (POW).
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Information, Other
Title:British Pathe Film Archive
Link:http://www.britishpathe.com/
Description:British Pathe Film Archive 1896-1970
Extra Info:All sorts of social and military history on film.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Maps
Title:Burma Star Association
Link:http://www.burmastar.org.uk/
Description:Burma Star Association
Extra Info:The website is dedicted to all those who served in HM and Allied Forces or the Nursing Services in the Burma Campaign of the 1939-45 war. Includes a diary of the campaign and memories of thise who served.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Muster / Militia Rolls
Title:Burton Latimer Village Website
Link:http://www.burtonlatimer.info/
Description:Burton Latimer Village Website
Extra Info:Includes details of the Inns of Court Regiment 1940-42, absent voters 1918, evacuee memories and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Ships
Title:CAVILL Family History
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20150103061638/http://w...
Description:CAVILL Family History
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site. Most information still seems to be available. May take a few moments to load. Includes a map of prisoner of war camps and crew lists for HMS Alert and HMS Discovery.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs
Title:Colditz Castle
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20130401063644/http://w...
Description:Colditz Castle - Keeping Alive the Spirit of Colditz
Extra Info:This is an archived copy of the site. Most links still appear to work, but may take a few seconds to load. Includes a list of British officers held at Colditz, details of the escapes and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War
Title:Curragh, Co. Kildare
Link:http://www.curragh.info/
Description:Curragh, Co. Kildare
Extra Info:Details of the fallen at Curragh military cemetery. Also a Kildare WW1 casualty list. Historical articles and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Devon Heritage
Link:http://www.devonheritage.org/
Description:Devon Heritage
Extra Info:Includes war memorials, some with details, not just the names, military medal recipients, Much information about the Devonshire Regiment. Look under places for extra information and Devon county for eyewitness reports of the Battle of Jutland.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls
Title:DIBDEN One Name Study
Link:http://www.angelfire.com/ar3/dibden_onename/
Description:DIBDEN One Name Study, Including Variants
Extra Info:Many military references to the DIBDEN name.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:Escaped! Adventures in German Captivity
Link:http://archive.org/details/escapedadventure00ellir...
Description:Escaped! Adventures in German Captivity, Wallace Ellison, Published 1918
Extra Info:Online book. Includes details of his many escape attempts and his final successes and freedom.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, Prisoners of War, Medals / Awards
Title:Ewhurst and Ellen's Green - The Fallen
Link:http://www.ewhurstfallen.co.uk/
Description:Ewhurst and Ellen's Green - The Fallen
Extra Info:Also includes details of those who served and returned home and names of prisoners of war.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Service Records, Medals / Awards
Title:FOSKETT One Name Study
Link:http://www.foskett-genealogy.co.uk/
Description:FOSKETT One Name Study
Extra Info:Includes FOSKETT military and naval records.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Newspapers
Title:Guardian Newspaper
Link:http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/31/-sp-h...
Description:Guardian Newspaper - How it Covered the Last Century
Extra Info:The newspaper articles cover the period 1899-1999.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Information
Title:Hansard 1803-2005
Link:http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/
Description:Hansard 1803-2005 - The Official Reports of Debate in Parliament
Extra Info:Information on the site is generated from the publicly available files. Material on this site remains under Parliamentary Copyright. Within these copyright constraints, you are encouraged to use and to explore the information provided.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Ships, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Other
Title:Hulls' Wartime Heroes
Link:http://www.hullwebs.co.uk/content/l-20c/conflict/d...
Description:Hulls' Wartime Heroes
Extra Info:Includes trawlers lost during WWI. Click on 20th century for WWI and WWII information which includes information about the Hull Pals.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, Prisoners of War, Medals / Awards
Title:Institute of Chartered Accountants
Link:http://www.icaew.com/en/library/historical-resourc...
Description:Institute of Chartered Accountants
Extra Info:An index to WWI, including roll of honour, those mentioned in despatches and those awarded medals.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:Map of the Main Prison Camps in Germany and Austria
Link:https://archive.org/details/ofmainprisoncmap00pope...
Description:Map of the Main Prison Camps in Germany and Austria
Extra Info:Online book. Includes details about each of the camps, some of the map appears to be missing.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War, Hospitals / Nursing
Title:My Experiences as a German Prisoner
Link:http://archive.org/details/myexperiencesasg00austr...
Description:My Experiences as a German Prisoner, L.J.Austin FRCS, a Member of the British Red Cross Society
Extra Info:Online book. Chronicles his experiences from capture, through the prison camps, to his eventual release.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:My German Prisons
Link:http://archive.org/details/mygermanprisonsb00gillr...
Description:My German Prisons, Captain H.G.Gilliland, Published 1918
Extra Info:Online book. The subtitle is 'being the experiences of an officer during two and a half years as a prisoner of war'.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Ships, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Can also search within book text easily. Includes many books about all aspects of British Military History. Includes lots of accounts of voyagers of exploration by naval ships.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:Parish Registers of Crich and More
Link:http://www.crichparish.co.uk/
Description:Parish Registers of Crich and More
Extra Info:Includes information about National Service, and the war years in Crich.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:Photographs from Life Magazine
Link:http://time.com/photography/life/
Description:Photographs from Life Magazine
Extra Info:All sorts of images from 1860's to 1970's. Use the search box or browse round the site.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Other
Title:Port Cities of the UK
Link:http://www.portcities.org.uk/
Description:Port Cities of the UK - Bristol, Hartlepool, Liverpool, London and Southampton
Extra Info:Includes information about Huyton WWII internment camp in Liverpool, WWI zeppelin raids on Hartlepool and more.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs
Title:Prisoners of the First World War. International Committee of the Red Cross - Index.
Link:http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/
Description:1914-1918 Prisoners of the First World War ICRC historical archives
Extra Info:Includes Postcard images and index cards.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Prisoners of War, Academy / Training / Cadets, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:RAF Commands 1939-1945
Link:http://www.rafcommands.com/
Description:Information on Fighter Command, Bomber Command, Coastal Command
Extra Info:Also has a message board/forum.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:RAF related websites hosted by 207 Squadron RAF Association
Link:http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/
Description:RAF related websites including 207 Squadron Royal Air Force Association, Royal Air Forces Escaping Society 1945-1995, Women's Auxiliary Air Force Association, Aircrew and Groundcrew Research,Royal Air Forces Ex-POW Association
Extra Info:Also has Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Prisoners of War, Information
Title:Royal Observer Corps Association
Link:http://www.rocassoc.org.uk/
Description:Royal Observer Corps Association - various reports, news letters and other information
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:Science and Society Picture Library
Link:http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/
Description:Science and Society Picture Library
Extra Info:Over 50,000 images including many images of war, poster campaigns, letters from the wars and more.
Classification:Prisoners of War, Other
Title:Scottish Archive Network
Link:http://www.scan.org.uk/
Description:Scottish Archive Network
Extra Info:Click on Digital Archive for online documents. A description of Scottish armed forces in the reign of Charles II (c1680) and Scottish officers captured at the battle of Dunbar 1650.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons: Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben
Link:http://archive.org/details/sixteenmonthsinf00maho
Description:Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons: Wesel, Sennelager, Klingelputz, Ruhleben, Henry C Mahoney, Published 1917
Extra Info:Online book. Whilst in solitary confinment in Wesel, Henry C Mahoney decided to strat recording is experiences so that readers may have some small idea of the experience.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Accrington Pals
Link:http://www.pals.org.uk/pals_e.htm
Description:The Accrington Pals - A Site Dedicated to their Memory
Extra Info:Includes the diary of Lcp P. Allsup Y Coy. 11th East Lancs. Regt. for 1915-1916.
Classification:World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:The Colditz Story and Men of Colditz by P.R.Reid
Link:http://archive.org/details/escapefromcoldit005241m...
Description:The Colditz Story and Men of Colditz by P.R.Reid
Extra Info:Online book. The Colditz Story and Men of Colditz in one volume by P.R.Reid.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:The Curragh of Kildare
Link:http://curragh.info/
Description:The Curragh of Kildare
Extra Info:Includes information on the Curragh Wrens, the barracks, photographs and details of the Curragh cemetery and war graves, Kildare WWI war dead and more.
Classification:Crimean War, Prisoners of War
Title:The English prisoners in Russia
Link:http://openlibrary.org/books/OL22879496M/The_Engli...
Description:The English prisoners in Russia - Alfred Royer, 1854
Extra Info:Online book. The English prisoners in Russia is a personal narrative of the First Lieutenant of HMS Tiger, together with an account of his journey in Russia, and his interview with the Emperor Nicholas and the principal persons in the empire.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War, Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The National Archives Online Collections
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Description:The National Archives - Collection of Digitised Public Records
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Army, Marines, World War II, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Diaries / Log Books / Letters
Title:The Pegasus Archive
Link:http://www.pegasusarchive.org/
Description:British Airbourne Forces 1940-45 Section and Prisoner of War Section
Extra Info:Includes the origins of the British army paratrooper, with war diaries, unit histories, citations, biographies and more. Also a separate section on Prisoner of War camps, stories, locations and more.
Classification:World War I, Prisoners of War
Title:The Prisoners of the Ruhleben Civilian Internment Camp 1914-1918
Link:http://ruhleben.tripod.com/
Description:The Prisoners of the Ruhleben Civilian Internment Camp 1914-1918
Extra Info:The site aims to try and tell the stories of as many of those civilians as possible
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps and the Men who were Interred in Them
Link:http://www.powtaiwan.org/
Description:The Story of the Taiwan POW Camps and the Men who were Interred in Them
Extra Info:The site contains descriptions of the former camps, as well as an honour roll of the prisoners of war.
Classification:Prisoners of War, Ships, Other
Title:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Link:http://www.1812privateers.org
Description:War of 1812 - Privateers and Letters of Marque
Extra Info:Also has British prisoners held by the United States due to the war of 1812.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Link:http://wellcomeimages.org/
Description:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Extra Info:Many images of war, including images of Christmas postcards send during WWI. Can be downloaded or printed for a fee.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, World War I, World War II, Prisoners of War
Title:West Grimstead History and Genealogy
Link:http://www.westgrimsteadfamilyhistory.co.uk/
Description:West Grimstead History and Genealogy
Extra Info:Includes a detailed history of some of the servicemen from the area.
Classification:Prisoners of War
Title:WWII Prisoners of War
Link:http://www.findmypast.co.uk/wwII-prisoners-of-war-search-start.action?product=POW
Description:WWII Prisoners of War
Extra Info:A compilation from nominal registers (including locational and other details) of over 107,000 British Army prisoners of war (POW) held in Germany and German occupied territories.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Information, Other
Title:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Description:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Extra Info:Comprehensive general reference for most military topics. Use its search box to find your areas of interest.
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