The day POW was shot in backside by camp guard

The day POW was shot in backside by camp guard
 

The relationship between World War I prisoners and their guards at Brocton POW camp, a barbed wire complex in a corner of Cannock Chase, was at best volatile.
Organisation at the camp, capable of housing 6,000 captured Germans, was at times problematic.
As a result, “inmates” were often openly hostile to those who watched over them. Sometimes they even downed tools and went on strike.
Now, Richard Pursehouse and Lee Dent of The Chase Project, a Great War historical group, have uncovered a fascinating, forgotten tale from the Staffordshire camp, which began taking prisoners in April 1917.... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 28
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