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Walter Clinton Jackson Library 

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 

Special Collections & Rare Books 



World War I Pamphlet Collection 

Gift of Greensboro Public Library 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation 



http://www.archive.org/details/germanprisonersiOOunse 





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reproduced in this volume 
D a request made by the 
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With the CompUmenls 

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Sir Gilbert Par Jeer. 



prisoners were left entirely 
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Address : 

The Right Hon. 

SiK Gilbert Pakker, Baet., 

20, Caelton House Terrace, 
London, S.W., 

England. 



this book cover six of the 
— Donington Hall, Alexandra 
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e camps, and show that the 
;h the prisoners live are in 
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nly necessary to recall the 
to appreciate the admirable 



organisation of the prisoners' camps in Great Britain. 



FOREWORD 




HE photographs which are reproduced in this volume 
were taken in response to a request made by the 
American Ambassador in Berlin. They were originally 
designed to form part of the Wurtemberg War Ex- 
hibition, and were actually taken by the photographic 
section of the Royal Flying Corps. 

It should be understood that the prisoners were left entirely 
free to choose whether they would be photographed or not. The 
photographers had explicit instructions that no prisoner was to be 
photographed without his consent, and that neither compulsion nor 
persuasion was to be employed to induce anyone to form part of a 
group. These instructions were strictly carried out, and it is signifi- 
cant of the readiness with which the prisoners allowed themselves to 
be photographed that repeated requests were received by the 
authorities that copies of the photographs should be placed on sale 
in the camps. 

The photographs which appear in this book cover six of the 
largest prisoners' camps in Great Britain — Donington Hall, Alexandra 
Palace, Dorchester, Handforth, Lofthouse Park, and Eastcote. They 
illustrate nearly every aspect of life in the camps, and show that the 
excellence of the conditions under which the prisoners live are in 
striking contrast with the regime which obtains in many of the 
prisoners' camps in Germany. It is only necessary to recall the 
horrors of a Wittenberg or a Gardelegen to appreciate the admirable 
organisation of the prisoners' camps in Great Britain. 



donington 
Hall. 





Donington Hall : Front Entrance. German Officers are seen assembling for Roll Call. 







The Arrival of the Mail. 




A Corner of the Officers' Compound. 
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A View of the Kitchens. 




The Dining Hall. 
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Donington Hall : A General View. 




A Summer Game of Football. 




The Chapel. 
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Alexandra 
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General View of Alexandra Palace. 



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View of the Grounds. 




The Tennis Court. 



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Some of the Models Built by the Prisoners. 



A Beautiful Model Ship. 




A Model Yacht Race. 










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The Tailors' Shop. 




Prisoners Making Models and Toys. 

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The Kitchens : Carving the Rations. 





The Mid-day Meal ; The Meat Ration. 



New Potatoes for Dinner. 



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The Poultry Farm. 





A Batch of Young Chicks. 



One of the Prisoners' Pets ; A Tame Bird. 




The Sleeping Hall. 




Sleeping Accommodation : The Small Hall. 
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The Allotments. Every Prisoner is allowed to have a Garden. 





One of the Prisoner's Gardens, tended by himself. 



The Barber's Shop. 



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Dorchester 





Dorchester : General View of the Camp. 






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Bathing Parade. 




The Open-air Swimming Bath. 



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Some of the Prisoners. 




Another Group of Prisoners, some of whom have come from the Somme. 

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Airing the Bedding : An Afternoon Siesta. 





Bringing in the Soup. 



A Prisoner with his Pet Rabbit. 



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The Kitchens. 




The Canteen. 



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The Reading Room. 




The Y.M.C.A. Games Room. 

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A Game of Ball. 




Some of the Prisoners' Pets. 
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The Hospital, which contains very few patients. 







Prisoners off to Switzerland. 

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Handforth 







Handforth : General View of the Barracks. 



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Parcels Arriving from Home. 




The Unter-Offiziers' Gardens. 

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In Quarters. 





An Unter-Offizier in his Garden. 



The Sailors' Afternoon Nap. 



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The Football Team. 




The Football Team : A Good Dribble. 
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The Lending Library. 



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Physical Drill, taken by one of the Prisoners' own Officers. 




The Office (note the War Map on the Wall). 
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The Rehearsal. 






An Artist at Work. 



An Unter-Offizier at Needlework. 




A Model Ship, built by a Marine. 

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The Kitchens : Clearing Up. 




General Quarters. 
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LOFTHOUSE 

Park. 





Lofthouse Park : A View of the Grounds. 



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The Main Street. 




View of the Chalets in the Garden. 
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A Chalet in the Gardens. 



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After Lunch : Walking in the Garden. 

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The Kitchens. 




The Canteen. 



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The Recreation Room. 




The Billiard Room. 




The General Sleeping Quarters. 




The Barber's Shop. 




Some New Clothes on Order. 

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Eastcote 





Eastcote : General View of the Camp 



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The Flower Garden. 




In the Grounds. 
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Prisoners in their Garden. 

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The Vegetable Garden. 




A Model Water-Mill. 

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The Bakers at Work. 




Another View of the Bakery. 

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Outside the Canteen. 




The Carpenters' Shop. 
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General Sleeping Quarters. 




The Theatre. 
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