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The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Emily Crawford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Currently, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) also known as the law of armed conflict, makes the distinction between international and non-international armed conflicts. International armed ... More


Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Neville Wylie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines how the United Kingdom government went about protecting the interests, lives, and well‐being of its prisoners of war (POWs) in Nazi Germany between 1939 and 1945. The comparatively ... More


Building the Interwar POW Regime

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter charts the evolution of the western European prisoner of war ‘regime’. It shows how Britain's experience of captivity during the Great War contributed to the development of a ... More


POWs and Anglo–German Relations, 1939–1941

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces British policy towards POWs from the start of the war until the end of 1941, and highlights the steps taken to encourage German compliance with the POW regime. The development of ... More


The Amateurs Try their Hand: The Provision of Relief Parcels, 1940–1941

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter addresses the ‘parcels crisis’ of 1940–41 and shows how the collapse of the supply of relief parcels to German POW camps after the fall of France galvanized the prisoners and their ... More


The POW Regime, October 1941–December 1942: From ‘Cooperation’ to ‘Coordination’

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter charts the decline in Anglo‐German POW relations from late 1941 until December 1942. It shows how mutual confidence diminished under the pressure of events, on and off the battlefield, ... More


Introduction

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter surveys the current literature on British prisoners of war in Germany during the Second World War and the state of the archival sources. It also highlights some of the core ... More


Combatant Status and Prisoner of War Protections

Emily Crawford

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the nature of POW and combatant status, exploring the origins and historical evolution of combatant/POW status. The chapter looks at what combatant/POW status comprises, that ... More


‘We're all Prisoners of War’

Mark Rawlinson

in British Writing of the Second World War

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184560
eISBN:
9780191674303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184560.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the critical perspectives on the insularity of Britain at war which were achieved in wartime writings by and about prisoners of war in Europe. Stories of daring escape, rather ... More


Existing Protections for Participants in Non-International Armed Conflict

Emily Crawford

in The Treatment of Combatants and Insurgents under the Law of Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578962
eISBN:
9780191722608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578962.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter compares the scope and interpretation of the provisions of Geneva Convention III relating to prisoners of war, and sees whether the law of non-international armed conflicts includes ... More


Atrocity, plunder and discipline

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Professional officers who kept abreast of military innovations understood the need to discipline their soldiers and keep them focused on achieving military goals. Armies which foraged and plundered ... More


Prisoners of Pavlov: Korean War Captivity and the Brainwashing Scare

Susan L. Carruthers

in Cold War Captives: Imprisonment, Escape, and Brainwashing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257306
eISBN:
9780520944794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257306.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the American prisoners who chose not to accept repatriation after the Korean War. Overlooking a long history of unredeemed captives refusing to rejoin their Euro-American ... More


War Crimes

Neil Boister and Robert Cryer

in The Tokyo International Military Tribunal - A Reappraisal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278527
eISBN:
9780191706950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278527.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Although the Tokyo IMT focused to a great degree on the crimes against peace charges, the other significant counts of the indictment related to a crime were clearly established in international law ... More


‘Nobody would tell you anything’ – official secrets and bureaucratic misinformation

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the issue of the provision of information, news and support to the families of prisoners of war. The information about prisoners was largely collected from escaped or ... More


Conclusion

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The concluding chapter begins by questioning the validity of the explanations commonly put forward for the comparatively high survival rates of British POWs in German hands during the Second World ... More


Escaping the Front: Desertion, Dissembling, and Defection

Matthews James

in Reluctant Warriors: Republican Popular Army and Nationalist Army Conscripts in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655748
eISBN:
9780199949953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655748.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines serious breaches of discipline in both Nationalist and Republican armies. These threatened their systems of recruitment and their capacity to retain conscripted men within the ... 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


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


World War II, Democracies, and the (Mis)Treatment of Prisoners

Geoffrey P. R. Wallace

in Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453434
eISBN:
9780801455742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453434.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The statistical analysis presented in Chapter 3 demonstrated the overall tendency for democracies to be less willing to resort to extreme abuses against prisoners falling into their hands. Far less ... More


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