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 Prisoner of war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the special rights of a prisoner of war, granted by governments, are the result of multilateral treaties, these definitions have no legal effect and those claiming rights under these definitions would legally be considered common criminals under an arresting jurisdiction's laws.
The term enemy prisoner of war (EPW) is used by the United States to refer to a captured enemy service member in their custody, but is not a term under the Geneva Conventions.
In principle, to be entitled to prisoner of war status the captured service member must have conducted operations according to the laws and customs of war, e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prisoner_of_war   (1156 words)

  
 Prisoner-of-war camp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest known purpose-built Prisoner-of-War camp was built at Norman Cross, England in 1797 to house the increasing number of prisoners from the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.
Each camp would be staffed by Vietnamese military police, with U.S. military police prisoner of war advisers also assigned to each stockade.
The first international convention on prisoners of war was signed at the Hague Peace Conference of 1899.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prisoner_of_war_camp   (1154 words)

  
 Camp Upton Prisoner of War Camp
The 1234th SCU Prisoner of War Camp was activated 21 May 1945 with the arrival of 500 German prisoners from Fort DuPont, Delaware.
The 1234th Prisoner of War detachment in front of entrance gate to prison camp.
No time was lost in assigning the prisoners of war to essential post tasks, for nearly one half went out to work on their second day in camp, and all on the third day.
www.longwood.k12.ny.us /history/upton/pow.htm   (168 words)

  
 Camp Swift - WWII Prisoner of War camp in Bastrop County, Texas.
As a Prisoner of War Camp, it housed mostly German soldiers captured from Rommel’s elite Afrika Corp.
Camp Swift prisoners were sent to England for two more years where they helped clean up some of the mess (and presumably were told not to do it again) before they were sent back to two Germanys.
Prisoners were unable to spend all of their script and some at Camp Wallace in Texas City donated $440.00 to the local YMCA who had given them books.
www.texasescapes.com /FEATURES/Camp_Swift/feature_camp_swift.htm   (1401 words)

  
 Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas - 48 OVVI
CAMP FORD, C.S.A., The largest Confederate Prisoner of War Camp west of the Mississippi River.
On 21st January, 1863, the officers and crew of the Morning Light were captured off Sabine, and they still remain prisoners of war.
The oldest prisoners in the Confederacy are in this camp.
www.48ovvi.org /oh48cf.html   (1856 words)

  
 Camp Fannin: World War II infrantry training camp and prisoner of war camp
A prisoner of war camp commanded by Major Sam H. Burchard also occupied the site.
The first article, "Camp Fannin": A Reminiscence," was written by Laurence C. Walker, originally from Washington, D.C. Ironically, after the war Walker earned a doctorate in Forestry and spent many years as dean of the school of forestry at Stephen F.
Camp Fannin, which occupied 14,000 acres of woodland hills, was named in honor of James Walker Fannin, a soldier in the Texas Revolution.
www.texasescapes.com /DEPARTMENTS/Guest_Columnists/East_Texas_all_things_historical/McDonald_Camp_Fannin_91000.htm   (450 words)

  
 The Elmira Confederate Prisoner of War Camp
The most notorious camp of the North was located in Elmira, New York where one of the four camps that made up the western New York Union Army rendezvous was refitted for use as a prisoner of war camp.
The American Civil War or the War Between the States or whatever you may call the most destructive war in the history of the United States, wreaked havoc on the prisoners of war on both sides of the conflict.
Confederate prisoners of war were transported mostly from the prison at Point Lookout, Maryland by rail to Elmira.
www.rootsweb.com /~srgp/military/elmcivwr.htm   (1297 words)

  
 CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI POW CAMP
First, the camp's prisoners provided the labor during the initial, and more tedious, phases of construction of the Mississippi River Basin Model.
From 1942 to 1946 more than 400,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners of war (PWs) were interned in the United States.
Second, a special compound constructed at Camp Clinton was where all but a few of the German generals held in the United States were confined.
www2.netdoor.com /~allardma/powcamp2.html   (408 words)

  
 McLean Prisoner of War Camp
The camp was a standard 3,000 prisoner layout with facilities for American Officers and guard personnel.
More information is available in the book, "Nazi Prisoners Of War In America" by Arnold Krammer or by contacting the U S Military History Institute in Carlisle, Penn.
The camps were located all over the U S but were mostly in the South because of the expense of heating the barracks.
www.barbwiremuseum.com /POWCamp.htm   (514 words)

  
 Camp Hearne
By former Camp Hearne prisoner of war Heino R. Erichsen.
During the Second World War, allied troops captured large numbers of Axis soldiers and transported them to prisoner of war camps established throughout the United States.
The first of almost 5,000 prisoners of war (POWs) arrived in June 1943.
www.camphearne.info   (1554 words)

  
 Point Lookout, Md., Prison Camp Records
A prison camp for Confederate prisoners of war was built at Point Lookout, Md., on the tip of the peninsula where the Potomac River joins Chesapeake Bay.
The Point Lookout Prison Camp Records include official correspondence, receipts and other documents relating to Confederate prisoners of war held at the Point Lookout Military Prison, Md., between the summer, 1863, and summer, 1864.
Among the prisoners' correspondence are several letters discussing family hardships, bewilderment at arrest (for civilian prisoners), or simple expressions of exhaustion and a desire to find a way out of the war.
www.clements.umich.edu /Webguides/Schoff/NP/Point.html   (856 words)

  
 Gettysburg's World War II Prisoner of War Camp
Gettysburg's World War II Prisoner of War Camp
The first camp, located along the west side of the Emmitsburg Rood just south of Long Lane and the Home Sweet Home Motel, was built by 50 German prisoners from Camp George G. Meade, Maryland, in June of 1944.
The prisoners were brought to Adams County to work in the fields, orchards, and canning factories to replace that part of the local labor force that was serving in the armed services.
www.emmitsburg.net /achs/articles/war/ww2_prisoner_camp.htm   (527 words)

  
 Prisoner of War Camp
That fall the camp became a satellite of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska, prisoner of war camp.
During World War II some 425,000 Axis prisoners of war (PWs) were held in internment camps in the United States.
By war's end the camp consisted of 160 temporary "Theater of Operations" buildings, with a capacity of three thousand inmates, and several hundred military guards, interpreters, and other camp personnel.
www.nebraskahistory.org /sites/fortrob/pwcamp.htm   (311 words)

  
 Fukuoka POW Camp #1 - Forward & Updates
I hope that I can in some small way contribute to a better understanding of what went on at a Japanese prisoner of war camp, namely Fukuoka POW Camp #1, and help others find out what happened to their husbands, their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who were at one time interned here.
Our Nation is grateful to our former prisoners of war for their sacrifice to help protect the democratic ideals that make our country strong.
As we observe National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor brave Americans who have demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of hardship and terror.
home.comcast.net /~winjerd/POWCamp1.htm   (4630 words)

  
 Prisoner of War Camp
In 1944 and 1945 German Prisoners of War were housed in a camp 5 1/2 miles west of Owosso near the intersection of M-21 and Carland Road, presently the site of the Owosso Speedway.
While officially the local people were not supposed to fraternize with the prisoners, many of the farmers would feed them lunch, and some remained friends even after the war ended.
Of that money, 80 cents per day was given to the prisoners in canteen checks while the rest (about 52 cents per hour) went to the federal government to maintain the camp.
www.sdl.lib.mi.us /POWcamp.htm   (780 words)

  
 ATLANTA PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMP
The prisoners-of-war were a valuable source of farm labor in the area until the camp was phased out in 1945-46.
During World War II, a prisoner-of-war internment camp was located directly north of here.
The camp had its beginning in a request by the Holdredge New Industries Committee for a federal conscientious-objector camp to help relieve the severe war-time farm labor shortage.
www.esu3.org /nebraska/nhm/atlanta.html   (171 words)

  
 Camp Chase Military Prison and Confederate Cemetery
Originally, 2260 Confederate prisoners of war were buried at Camp Chase Cemetery.
This song is dedicated to Colonel Hawkins of the 11th TN Cavalry Battalion who wrote "The Bonnie White Flag" while a prisoner at Camp Chase.
Courtesy: ~ Ohio in the Civil War ~
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Quarters/5109   (311 words)

  
 Prisoners of War: World War II
Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II: Statistical History, Personal Narratives, and Memorials Concerning POWs in Camps and on Hellships, Civilian Internees, Asian Slave Laborers, and Others Captured in the Pacific Theater.
Prisoners of War: World War II Return to Naval Historical Center home page.
Prisoners of the Japanese: POW's of World War II in the Pacific.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq41-1.htm   (836 words)

  
 Officer's Club, Douglas Prisoner of War Camp
The Camp, consisting of 180 buildings, was among the 155 base camps and 511 branch camps that were constructed throughout the United States during World War II to house enemy captives from Europe and Japan.
The Douglas POW Camp officially closed in 1946 and became the property of the War Assets Administration.
The Officer's Club, located on the site of the former Douglas POW Camp, was constructed in 1943.
wyoshpo.state.wy.us /powcamp.htm   (182 words)

  
 BBC - WW2 People's War - Life in a Prisoner of War Camp."MONEY" - A5676843
This was a true statement that I was aware of as soon as I entered a Prisoner of War Camp.
BBC - WW2 People's War - Life in a Prisoner of War Camp."MONEY" - A5676843
Unfortunately, neither he or I were given the chance of seeing this much looked to performance - when the camp was eventually over-run it was like the "Marie Celeste" - the whole crew had disappeared.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A5676843   (631 words)

  
 Civil War prison camp on Arsenal -- From Progress '98 January 22, 1998
They were the first prisoners of war incarcerated on the 12-acre Confederate prison camp on the northern side of the island.
In June, the Secretary of War ordered prisoner rations cut in response to conditions Union soldiers faced in the infamous prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia.
The soliders were prisoners of war who died while in captivity on the island.
www.qconline.com /progress98/places/prfedcem.html   (804 words)

  
 Merchant Mariners at Milag Nord Prisoner of War Camp in Germany World War II
Under the rules set forth by the Geneva Convention of 1929, a prisoner of war is not required to give any information other than his name, date of birth, rank or rating, and the name and address of his next of kin.
As repatriated Prisoners of War they are all pledged not to bear arms against Germany.
The camp was situated at Westertimke, 30 miles southwest of Hamburg and 10 miles north of Bremen.
www.usmm.org /milag.html   (4215 words)

  
 World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I
If you are a former Prisoner of War or a next of kin of a POW, we invite you to sign and leave your email address so others that come may find you.
A copy of the Prisoner of War Bulletin published by the American Red Cross around Christmas 1944 for the families of the American prisoners of war.
During World War II approximately 8,939 Allied Airmen (7,588 American and 1,351 Royal Air Force) were imprisoned by the Germans at Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany.
www.merkki.com   (2481 words)

  
 Andersonville National Historic Site (National Park Service)
Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War.
In 1998 the National Prisoner of War Museum opened at Andersonville, dedicated to the men and women of this country who have suffered captivity.
Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.
www.nps.gov /ande   (174 words)

  
 Camp Ford - Tyler Texas :: Smith County Historical Society
Welcome to Camp Ford, C.S.A. Camp Ford was the largest Confederate Prisoner of War Camp west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.
The site of the Camp is now a public park, owned by Smith County, Texas, and managed by the Smith County Historical Society.
Established in August of 1863, the camp was not closed until May 19, 1865.
www.campford.org   (299 words)

  
 Never Forgotten - The Story of the Taiwan POW's
The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society is committed to finding the locations of the former prisoner of war camps and documenting their history.
This is the story of the Japanese prisoner of war camps on the island of Taiwan (Formosa) during the Second World War and of the men who were interned in them.
The Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition and several affiliated World War II Truth in History groups – including the Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society, are demanding that Japan bring proper closure to all pending WW II issues on the 60th anniversary of the end of the war this V-J Day. 
www.powtaiwan.org   (990 words)

  
 Prisoner of War page
On a former prisoner of war or prison camp?
Membership of the Association is available to former prisoners of all wars, their relatives and other interested parties.
The National Ex-Prisoner of War Association is a member of the Council of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations.
prisonerofwar.freeservers.com   (192 words)

  
 Prisoner-of-War (POW) Camp
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www.tpub.com /content/advancement/14145/css/14145_172.htm   (290 words)

  
 Oflag 64 Prisoner of War Camp
A German prisoner of war camp is something you never forget, and Oflag 64 was a very special one.
This book is the work of some of the surviving Kriegies to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of those unforgettable wartime days, at a reunion held in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993.
Here is a look at those grim, and not-so-grim, days a half century ago.
www.rlc.dcccd.edu /enrich/cordstud/oflag_64.htm   (87 words)

  
 Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp--About this Lesson
5) To identify the location of prisoner of war camps in their community or region.
Topics: The lesson could be used in units on the Civil War or on prisoners of war.
A visitor center and museum contain information on Civil War prisons and the overall prisoner of war story.
www.cr.nps.gov /NR/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/11andersonville/11ABOUT.htm   (377 words)

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