POW

  • Audio contentAIR49-384-Prisoners-of-War-Hiroshima-No.-2-Prisoner-of-War-Camp,-Innoshima-Island,-Japan

    Escape and evasion in Occupied Europe

    Most of the British servicemen taken prisoner by the Axis powers during the Second World War were not liberated until spring 1945. In contrast, a small number escaped from Prisoner of War camps and thousands more evaded capture, eventually making […]

  • Video contentTNA(PRO)WO235-431-WORLD-WAR-II-GREAT-ESCAPE-(File-cards-of-four-escapees-from-Stalag-Luft-III-who-were-killed-March-19440

    The Great Escape

    This videocast is part of the War on Film series, created by The National Archives to mark the 70th anniversary of the Second World War. The series recounts the events that went on to inspire popular war films, using extracts […]

  • Audio contentvoices-of-the-armistice

    Voices of the Armistice: prisoner of war

    Account by Able Seaman C Jones about conditions as a prisoner of war after his capture at Antwerp in 1914. Original document catalogue reference: WO 161/100/576

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