Research

One of our team, Alan Roberts, has been researching the German prisoners and the British guards. This is the first instalment of his findings: Who exactly were the German prisoners (part 1)? This aspect of the project arose from a simple desire to find out more about not only the...

This extract from the Craven Herald (18 Jan 1918) records the arrival of the German prisoners in Skipton and gives an idea of how they were received by the local population. ‘A German “Invasion” Guarded by a number of sturdy Tommies, with fixed bayonets, the vanquished soldiers of the Kaiser...