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Here you will be able to find supporting material that we have found useful during the translation process.


The Legacies of War project at the University of Leeds is exploring different ways of remembering and commemorating the First World War.

The Craven and the First World War project is looking at the impact of the war on local history.

The National Archives website offers some links to material on the First World War.

The Imperial War Museum has a number of holdings relating to POWs in England, including photos.

Was there a POW camp near you? This article from The Guardian maps out the camps in the UK.


This journal includes an article (pp. 14-17) on the importance of football as a shared activity for prisoners of war, and includes a photograph of some of the Skipton POWs.

Read here about the history of the Colsterdale camp, where the Skipton POWs were initially held.

This page on the history of POW camps in Shropshire gives some information on the conditions and life in camps similar to the one at Skipton.

Dove, Richard (ed.) (1994) 'Totally Un-English'? Britain's Internment of 'Enemy Aliens' in Two World Wars,  Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Feltman, Brian K. (2015) The Stigma of Surrneder: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Jones, Heather (2011) Violence against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany 1914-1920, Cambridge: CUP.  See also this short and accessible article.

Panayi, Panikos (2012) Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees during the First World War, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Warin, Anne (ed) (1989) Dear Girl, I Escaped: Experiences of the Great War, 1914-1918, Bristol: Redcliffe.


This review of the diary from 1921 reflects a British perspective on its contents.