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The murder of prisoners of war in World War I

The recent conviction of a Royal Marine for the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter has brought to the fore the question of when a combatant should be treated as a prisoner of war and viewed with mercy. During World … Continue reading

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British prisoners at Arras, May 1917

A interesting photograph from the Imperial War Museum’s collection showing British prisoners being transported to camps in Germany after the Battle of Arras in May 1917. The prisoners’ expressions range from relief, to hostility, to worry. The German guard smokes … Continue reading

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