POWs

Field Marshal Douglas Haig was feeling apprehensive. The Germans had launched a surprise counter-attack the previous day, and this was set to be the day of his own big attack. Not only that, but he was entertaining the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Fortunately for Haig the attack went...

Peter Kraus was a non-commissioned officer (NCO) who had been promoted to become a second lieutenant. These promoted NCOs tended to be much older than the other second lieutenants. Kraus was 44 years old at the time of his capture. He had severe gunshot wounds to his abdomen, and was...

We are delighted and privileged to feature an article written by Ernesto Brucker whose father Georg Brucker was imprisoned in Raikeswood Camp, Skipton from January 1918 until October 1919. Ernesto lives in Buenos Aires. Ernesto Brucker My name is Ernesto Ricardo Brucker and I live in Buenos Aires in Argentina....

South-east of Arras, 2nd Lieutenant Wilhelm Dobbek was captured near the village of Bullecourt. Dobbek had been born in Flatow in West Prussia, a town which is now part of Poland. He was suffering from slight gunshot wounds to the right side his back. He was admitted to Belmont Hospital...

On 22 August 1917 two German soldiers were captured who would later be imprisoned at Skipton Camp. Both were captured in Belgium. Private Emil Hückelheim was captured near the village of Zillebeke to the south-east of Ypres. He was severely wounded with shrapnel wounds to his mouth and left eye,...

2nd Lieutenant Erwin Bartels was captured near the hamlet of Le Catelet near St Quentin in Picardy. He was suffering from a slight bayonet wound to the right side of his chest and a severe gunshot wound to his neck. He was admitted to Belmont Hospital in Surrey. He was...

Promoted non-commissioned officer Friedrich Ibscher was captured at Langemarck on 17 August 1917. He was from Straubing, a small town in the north of Bavaria. He served with the 13th Bavarian Reserve Regiment. He was a member of the third batch of German officers to enter Skipton Camp on 21...