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War: A Personal Connection (A Level Art)

Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Prisoners of war are depicted using biro pen on an ink and acrylic background.


German prisoners of war in Moscow (1944) Approximately 3 million German prisoners of war were captured by the USSR during WWII, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POW were employed as forced labor in the USSR wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released, in 1956 the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR


This dog was a registered prisoner-of-war in a Japanese POW camp. She saved men's lives by distracting guards when they were about to be punished and was awarded the Dickin Medal. We owe dogs a lot.


Egon Schiele (Austrian, 1890-1918). Desktop in the prisoner of war camp in Mühling 1916

from BBC News

VJ Day: Surviving the horrors of Japan's WW2 camps

1945: Prisoners of War from the Allied forces eating food after being liberated from a Japanese Prisoner of War camp in Taiwan


The Italian Chapel, Isle of Orkney, Scotland. This chapel was built by Italian prisoners of war using any available cheap material, inside paintings of the Virgin Mary and plasterwork mimics the incredible Italian cathedrals.


Five Australian former prisoners of war after their release from Japanese captivity in Changi prison Singapore September 1945 [9001363]


Donald Pleasence-Royal Air Force-WW2-served with 166 Squadron bomber command, shot down, placed in the German POW camp Stalag Luft I (Actor) photo shown is in POW camp


WW1. Charles De Gaulle was a prisoner of war, captured by the Germans on March 2, 1916 and was imprisoned until November 11, 1918.

from BuzzFeed

The Most Powerful Images Of World War I

WWI: Massed German prisoners of war at a clearing station after the successful Allied offensive near Amiens in Northern France, which began on the 8th August 1918. General Ludendorff described it as ‘The Black Day of the German Army’. - Found via Buzzfeed