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Compounds and Commandants

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

In bureaucratic terms, the dozens of major prison camps and hundreds of satellite compounds within the Greater Reich differed only according to function, location, form, and the service that ran ... More


Revolutionary Thought Reform: The Communist Version, 1946–1956

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Beginning with an account of the accelerated expansion of the penal reformation and thought reform systems under Kuomintang and Communist authorities amid the late 1940s civil war, this chapter ... More


Good Roads, Bad Men, and the Ugliest of Conditions

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Supporters of the good roads movement recognized that prisoners could help build a modern transportation infrastructure while prison officials in every southern state viewed road construction as a ... More


Leaders and Followers

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Important as the commandants and their staff were to the prisoner-of-war life, they were only part of the overall administrative framework within prison camps. Inside the wire at Colditz and ... More


Work and Play

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

The single most significant difference in the prisoner-of-war experience of other ranks, as against that of officers, related to employment. Jobs could be immensely tedious and fatiguing, a world ... More


Reprisals and Rewards

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Under the terms of the Geneva Convention, individuals in enemy hands were subject to well-defined penalties for acts of misconduct that mirrored those in place within the captor's armed forces. At ... More


Abiding and Escaping

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

The narration of successful escape attempts underlies the success of British prisoner-of-war stories in print and on screen in the post-war decades. Breakouts always involved an element of risk, and ... More


Body and Soul

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Though the layout of particular prison camps and the behaviour of individual German and British leaders could generate real differences in life behind the wire, the more immediate problem for the ... More


Allies and Aliens

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Along with POWs from the British Isles, Commonwealth, and Empire, there were at various times nationalities from Poland, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, plus a handful of Americans and the ... More


Secret Police Shots at Filmmaking: The Gulag and Cinema

in Police Aesthetics: Literature, Film, and the Secret Police in Soviet Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760805
eISBN:
9780804775724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760805.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the cinematic representations of the Gulag in Soviet Union films done in collaboration with the secret police, reviewing the 1927 documentary about the Solovki prison camp, the ... More


Patriots and Traitors

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the nature and extent of efforts to continue the war behind the wire, along with their opposite, outright collaboration. In relation to the war around them, British POWs in ... More


The Ottoman Great War and Captivity in Russia and Egypt

Yücel Yanikdağ

in Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748665785
eISBN:
9780748689262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665785.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter first briefly surveys the Ottoman entry and experience of the Great War, especially noting the problems encountered during the war by the military authorities and the lack of even ... More


Introduction: The Colditz Phenomenon

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

Far more has been written about Colditz than about any other camp, relative to the size of the population, in which British prisoners were held during World War II. For the very success and scale of ... More


Decolonizing Tradition: Pramoedya's Indonesian Modernism

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 7 focuses on Pramoedya's prison notes from Buru Island, showing how Pramoedya turns the gaps of historical documentation into a resource for decolonizing literary and cultural traditions. ... More


Exodus and Liberation

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Colditz Myth: British and Commonwealth Prisoners of War in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199203079
eISBN:
9780191695469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203079.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

How soon World War II would come to an end had been a major preoccupation for most POWs since their capture. As 1944 gave way to 1945, it was clear that Nazi Germany was about to be overrun. As the ... More


Whitehall and British Pows

Arieh J. Kochavi

in Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829400
eISBN:
9781469603636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.6
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the living conditions in German camps where British prisoners of war (POWs) were held captive during World War II, the way the POWs were treated by the Germans, and the ... More


Washington and American pows

Arieh J. Kochavi

in Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829400
eISBN:
9781469603636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.8
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the living conditions of American prisoners of war (POWs) held captive by Nazi Germany during World War II, and the complex policy decisions made by the U.S. administration to ... More


Issues of “Civilized” Warfare

Richard M. Reid

in Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how Col. Alonzo G. Draper's command faced hard fighting like Col. James Beecher's regiment. In a number of important ways, however, the experiences of Draper's command differed ... More


Years of Long Captivity

Arieh J. Kochavi

in Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and Their POWs in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829400
eISBN:
9781469603636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876404_kochavi.7
Subject:
History, Military History

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 ... More


“Among Foreign Peoples”: Racial Studies of POWs during World War I

in Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the major anthropological project of the war years: the study of foreign soldiers in German prisoner-of-war (POW) camps. The particular setting of the POW camps combined ... More


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