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British Character and the Treatment of German Prisoners of War, 1939–48

Authors: Malpass, Alan

  • Examines attitudes towards German held captive in Britain, drawing on original archival material
  • Refocuses debate away from conventional assessments of POW treatment and onto the attitude of the British public towards the standard of treatment of German POWs 
  • Reveals that the issue of POW treatment intersected with discussions of state power, human rights, gender relations, civility, and national character
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This book examines attitudes towards German held captive in Britain, drawing on original archival material including newspaper and newsreel content, diaries, sociological surveys and opinion polls, as well as official documentation and the archives of pressure groups and protest movements. Moving beyond conventional assessments of POW treatment which have focused on the development of policy, diplomatic relations, and the experience of the POWs themselves, this study refocuses the debate onto the attitude of the British public towards the standard of treatment of German POWs. In so doing, it reveals that the issue of POW treatment intersected with discussions of state power, human rights, gender relations, civility, and national character.

About the authors

Alan Malpass is Research Assistant at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Buy this book

eBook 64,19 €
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Hardcover 77,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Character and the Treatment of German Prisoners of War, 1939–48
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48915-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48915-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48914-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 225
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