Fresh light shed on prisoner exchange



A series of 100-year-old letters have shed fresh light on the exchange of First World War prisoners between the UK and Germany via Boston.
It is 100 years ago this month that Prisoners of War began returning to their home countries via Boston Dock.
A collection of letters from this time detailing the exchange has recently surfaced, offering insight into the challenges faced by those involved.
They were written at Boston Dock by Captain John William Jessop and sent to the East Coast Steamship Company (ECSS) at King’s Lynn.
Cpt Jessop was master of the Fairy – a ECSS ship requisitioned on... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Regional East, Views: 37
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