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Offline themonsstar

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PRISONERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ICRC HISTORICAL RECORDS
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:03:13 PM »
Archives 1914-1918 : during the First World War, 10 million people, service men or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.

The belligerent countries sent lists of prisoners of various nationalities to the ICRC. Then it set up alphabetical indexes. You can use them to search for a person.


http://grandeguerre.icrc.org/

Good luck with your research

Offline Tim Bell

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Re: PRISONERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ICRC HISTORICAL RECORDS
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 08:40:47 PM »
Wow,

What a good resource.  Hard to use, but I may to get to grips with the data.

Well spotted Roy.

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Re: PRISONERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ICRC HISTORICAL RECORDS
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 11:47:24 AM »
Many thanks for this - I found my great grandfather within minutes!
« Last Edit: November 15, 2014, 11:54:21 AM by John W »
In memory of my great grandfather: 9671 Pte Joseph Percy Rothwell, Manchester Regiment (Boer War, Mons, Le Cateau, PoW, Home Guard) & his father, 1090 Pte Joseph Rothwell, 12th (The Prince of Wales's) Royal Regiment of Lancers 1871-1882.