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British prisoners of war, April 1918

Their faces showing a range of expressions, a group of British prisoners of war look into the lens of a German photographer in April 1918. The men were captured during the Spring Offensive that began in March 1918 and are … Continue reading

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British war graves to be restored in northern Poland

The graves of 39 First World War British soldiers who died at the German army’s Heilsberg prisoner of war camp are to be restored. The graves, at Lidzbark Warminski in northern Poland, were marked with a Cross of Sacrifice and … Continue reading

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How the Kaiser freed British officer to visit dying mother

Historian Richard Van Emden has uncovered the story of how captain Robert Campbell was freed by the German Kaiser so he could visit his dying mother. The Daily Telegraph reports how the 29-year-old Campbell was captured at the battle of … Continue reading

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