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    Living beyond the barbed wire: the familial ties of British prisoners of war held in Europe during the Second World War

    Makepeace, Clare (2012) Living beyond the barbed wire: the familial ties of British prisoners of war held in Europe during the Second World War. Historical Research 86 (231), pp. 158-177. ISSN 0950-3471.

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    Abstract

    All existing histories on the lives of British prisoners of war held in Germany and Italy during the Second World War focus inwards on life in the prison camps. This article looks outwards, beyond the barbed wire. It examines the material exchange of letters and parcels between prison camp and home, as well as how home was conceived in P.O.W.s’ imaginative realms, to demonstrate the importance of loved ones in enabling prisoners to make sense of their captivity. It also shows how this dependence resulted in the reconfiguration of P.O.W.s’ roles within their families.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2013 15:57
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7336

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