Tag: Starvation

POW

At the outbreak of the Great War there was immediately an influx of prisoners higher than expected. The prison system imagined in the pre-war came into crisis: thousands of prisoners had to be kept, transferred and fed for years, in large camps off-center within the national territory, surrounded by barbed wire, with numerous guards. All the states involved tried, as far as possible, to respect international conventions, but Germany and Austria-Hungary - where the naval blockade caused...
It is the horror of imprisonment that is necessary to inspire the soldiers
(Gen. Morrone - Minister of War)

 
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