Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2008

224 Pages | 18 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719070853

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British civilian internees in Germany

The Ruhleben camp, 1914-1918

Matthew Stibbe

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the forgotten story of civilian internment during the First World War through a case study of the British prisoners held at Ruhleben in Germany
  • Highlights differences and similarities in the experience and treatment of civilian and military POWs
  • Examines the role of internment in wartime diplomacy and propaganda
  • Places First World War captivity in the context of current scholarly debates on the social and cultural impact of modern warfare