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Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment

Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment

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by Jonathan Vance
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576070689

ISBN-13: 9781576070680

Pub. Date: 10/03/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This invaluable A–Z reference work presents nearly 300 entries that survey the history of prisoners of war and interned civilians from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Medical conditions, international law, exchanges of prisoners, organizations working on behalf of POWs, and trials associated with the treatment

Overview

This invaluable A–Z reference work presents nearly 300 entries that survey the history of prisoners of war and interned civilians from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Medical conditions, international law, exchanges of prisoners, organizations working on behalf of POWs, and trials associated with the treatment of captives are just some of the themes explored. Entries range from the Ardeatine Caves Massacre to Kurt Vonnegut.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576070680
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/03/2000
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
List of Contributorsxv
Accommodation1
Afghan Wars3
Agincourt Massacre4
Altmark Incident5
American Revolution6
Andersonville9
Apache Wars10
Arbeitskommandos12
Ardeatine Caves Massacre13
Ashanti Wars14
Assurance15
Auschwitz15
Avitaminosis16
Aztecs17
Bader, Douglas Robert Steuart19
Barbary Wars19
Barbed-Wire Disease20
Basil II Bulgaroctonus22
Bataan Death March23
Berger, Gottlob24
Bicycle Camp24
Big Switch, Operation25
Black Hole of Calcutta25
Blue Division27
Boer War27
Bosnian War30
Boulle, Pierre31
Brandstrom, Elsa31
The Bridge on the River Kwai32
British Army Aid Group32
British Free Corps33
Brussels Declaration34
Buchenwald34
Bullet Decree35
Burma-Thailand (Death) Railway36
Bushell, Roger Joyce37
Cabanatuan39
Camp Followers40
The Captive Heart41
Cavell, Edith42
Central POW Agency42
Cervantes, Miguel de43
Changi44
Chaplains45
Chieti46
Children47
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer49
Civilian Interness--World War I49
Civilian Internees--World War II51
Civilian Interness--World War II--Britain52
Civilian Internees--World War II--North America54
Code of Conduct57
Colditz58
The Colditz Story59
Colonial Captivity Narratives60
Commando Order62
Commissar Order62
Concentration Camps63
Cowra Incident64
Crusades66
Cummings, Edward Estlin (e. e.)67
Czech Legion68
Dachau71
Dartmoor72
Dean, Major General William F.72
Decree Concerning Prisoners of War73
Defection74
Defence Regulation 18B75
DEF/SEP Status75
Doolittle Raid77
Dulag Luft77
Education79
Egypt, Ancient80
Elmira82
English Civil War83
Epidemics85
Escape86
Exchange88
Extermination Camps90
Falklands War93
Families94
Featherston Incident97
Film98
Forcible Repatriation100
Franco-Prussian War102
Fraustadt-Grodno Massacres103
French Revolution, Wars of the103
Fryatt, Charles Algernon104
Gaulle, Charles-Andre-Marie-Joseph de107
Geneva Convention of 1929107
Geneva Convention of 1949108
Geneva Conventions of 1864 and 1906109
Gerard, James Watson, III110
Gestapo110
Giraud, Henri-Honore111
Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion)112
Great Escape112
The Great Escape113
Great Northern War114
Greece--Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period115
Greece--Hellenistic Period117
Grotius, Hugo (Huigh de Groot)120
Guerrillas121
Gulag123
Gulf War123
Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907125
Hanoi Hilton126
Health126
Hittites129
Ho Chi Minh Trail131
Hogan's Heroes132
Holloway Prison132
Holzminden133
Homecoming, Operation133
Homosexuality134
Human Shields136
Hundred Years War137
Imma139
Indian Mutiny139
India-Pakistan Wars140
Indoctrination141
Information Bureaus142
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)143
International Law145
Interrogation147
Interrogation in Depth149
Island Farm150
Isle of Man152
Italian Unification, Wars of153
Jacobite Risings155
Jean II of France156
Karbala157
Katyn Forest Massacre157
Keelhaul, Operation158
King Rat159
Koje Incident159
Korean War160
Kosovo War162
Labor165
Lamsdorf167
Libby Prison168
Liberation169
Libraries173
Liddell, Eric Henry174
Lidice Massacre175
Lieber Code176
Livingston, Camp176
Lynching177
Mail179
Malmedy Massacre181
The Manchurian Candidate181
Maori Wars182
Maschke Commission183
Mather, Cotton184
Merchant Seamen185
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence185
Mexican-American War186
Meyer, Kurt187
MI9189
MIS-X189
Mixed Medical Commissions190
Mongols191
Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brede et de193
More, Thomas193
Murman Railway194
Music195
Mutilation196
Napoleonic Wars199
Neutral Internees201
Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission204
Northern Ireland205
Nuremberg Trials206
Nurses207
Ooka Shohei211
Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre211
"Other Losses"212
Ottoman Empire213
Le Paradis Massacre215
Parole215
Pavie, Marie-Marguerite Fabre217
Pay217
Peiper, Joachim (Jochen)218
Peloponnesian War219
Percival, Arthur Ernest220
Philippine-American War220
Plains Indian Warfare221
POW/MIA Issue223
Prison Ships224
Prisoners of the Sun225
Protected Personnel226
Protecting Power227
Pueblo Incident229
Punic Wars230
Race233
Ransom235
Rations237
Reeducation240
Rehabilitation243
Religion244
Reparations246
Repatriation247
Reprisals250
Roman World252
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques256
Ruhleben256
Russian Civil War258
Russo-Japanese War259
St. John Ambulance261
Sandakan-Ranau Death March262
Scapini, Georges262
Scott, Winfield263
Seminole Wars264
Seven Years' War265
Sexual Relations266
Sexual Slavery268
Shackling Incident270
Sikh Wars271
Sinclair, Albert Michael271
Sioux Wars272
Slaughterhouse-Five273
Slavery273
Son Tay Raid275
Soviet Special Camps in Germany276
Soyinka, Wole277
Spanish Armada278
Spanish-American War278
Sphacteria, Battle of279
Sports280
Stalag Luft 3283
Stalag 17283
Stephenson, Sir William Samuel284
Stockdale, James Bond284
Sulmona285
Swedish-Russian Wars285
Taiping Rebellion287
Tamerlane287
Theater288
Thirty Years' War289
Thompson, Captain Floyd J. "Jim"290
Tokyo War Crimes Trials291
Townshend, Sir Charles Vere Ferrers292
Transit Camps293
Transportation by Sea294
Treaty of Amity and Commerce295
United States Civil War297
van der Post, Sir Laurens301
Vattel, Emmerich de302
Vichy France302
Vietnam War303
Vivisection305
Vlasov, Lieutenant General Andrei307
Von Ryan's Express308
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.308
Waffen-SS311
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew312
War of 1812312
Wars of the Roses315
Werra, Franz von316
Wodehouse, Sir Pelham Grenville316
Women317
Wooden Horse320
World War I--Africa320
World War I--Eastern Front321
World War I--Far East323
World War I--Middle East324
World War I--Ottoman Empire325
World War I--Western Front326
World War II--Eastern Front329
World War II--Far East333
World War II--Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians336
World War II--Latin America337
World War II--North America338
World War II--Western Europe341
Wormhout Massacre342
Wounded Knee Massacre343
Yalta Conference345
Yeo-Thomas, Forest Frederick Edward346
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)346
Zentsuji349
Bibliography, Documents351
Extracts from Instructions for the Government of the Armies of the United States in the Field (the "Lieber Code")357
Extracts from the 1907 Hague Convention IV with Respects to the Laws and Customs of War on Land362
Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (1929)364
Extracts from the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (1949)375
Index401

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Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Was there really a bridge over the River Kwai? Did anyone ever escape from a German POW camp by jumping the fence on a motorcycle? The answers to these questions and any others you may have about POWs, POW camps, and the Geneva Conventions are found the Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment. The Encyclopedia, edited by Jonathan Vance of the University of Western Ontario, has over 300 informative articles written by academics, former PWs, soldiers, and other experts. In addition to articles covering films and novels on POWs, the Encyclopedia contains brief biographies on famous former POWs such as Kurt Vonnegut, P. G. Wodehouse, e. e. cummings, and Edith Cavell. Each article also lists references for futher reading, a detailed by subject bibliography, and excerpts from various documents such as the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions, and the American Civil War's 'Lieber Rules' on the treatment of POWs. The book is informative, well researched, and easy to read. I recommend it to either the serious academic military historian or the military history buff.