Thursday, June 08, 2017

WW1 - An Internment Camp

Amazing to consider just how cozy this looks compared to what prisoner of war camps would be remembered as in the follow world war. This is taken in a Danish internment camp. This is light years away from the horrors that would await POWs both during and after the second world war.

1 comment:

Colin said...

It's an *internment* camp in a neutral country, not a *POW* camp in an enemy combatant. Even in WW2, conditions in the former were often quite comfortable, as the narratives of, say, German flyers downed in the Irish Free State, or Allied flyers in Switzerland. In both cases they often got parole to go walk around town on Saturday nights and have dates. That the Danes made their involuntary guests comfortable is natural.