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The Forgotten FrontThe Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915$
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Gerhard P. Gross

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175416

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.001.0001

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August 1914

August 1914

Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Russian Wartime Literature of the Early Years of the War

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11 August 1914
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The Forgotten Front
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Birgit Menzel

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0012

Reinhard Nachtigal addresses the fate of the nearly 7 million prisoners of war in Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary and the challenges they both encountered and created in the early phase of the First World War. Among the issues discussed in this comparative analysis of prisoner of war camps are the different treatment prisoners were accorded based on nationality or ethnicity, the incidence of epidemics, housing shortages for inmates, enemy combatants used as a workforce for the custodial country, and abuse of prisoners.

Keywords:   nationality policy, prisoner of war camps, World War I eastern front, The Hague Land Warfare Convention, wartime epidemics

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