Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920 by Heather Jones
Published by Cambridge University Press on June 2nd 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, Modern, 20th Century
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.