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Confronting CaptivityBritain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany$
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Arieh J. Kochavi

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829400

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi

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Years of Long Captivity

Years of Long Captivity

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Confronting Captivity

Arieh J. Kochavi

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on the conflict between Britain and Nazi Germany over the issue of shackling prisoners of war (POWs) during World War II. It considers the response of Winston Churchill and the British War Office to German threats of reprisal against the British POWs held captive in German prison camps, along with Canada's proposal to resolve the crisis. The chapter also examines the first exchange of seriously wounded and sick prisoners between Britain and Germany in October 1943 through mediation by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Finally, it describes the mental health of British POWs and public criticism of the British government for the way it was handling the POW issue.

Keywords:   shackling, Britain, Nazi Germany, prisoners of war, World War II, Winston Churchill, War Office, prison camps, Canada, mental health

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