Len's Summary: A scholarly study of how the war radicalized captivity treatment undermining international law protecting POWs. As the war wore on and manpower grew scarce, increasing numbers of captives were not sent to the home front, but rather retained as laborers near the Western Front. See also Prisoners, Diplomats, and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity, Richard G. Speed III, Greenwood, 1990.
Ambassador Shurtleff, a retired American Foreign Service officer who served as President of The World War One Historical Association and as a past President of The Western Front Association – U S Branch, passed away on January 22, 2014. The searchable version of Len’s Bookshelf was created and will be maintained in his honor.