Over by Christmas: Dec. 10

British propaganda contrasted the treatment of German prisoners of war in Britain with German camps. The photographs in the pamphlet German Prisoners in Great Britain (1916?) [SPEC S/D627.G7.G37] show well-fed, smiling men at six of the largest camps: Donington Hall (Leicestershire, Officer), Alexandra Palace (London, Civilian), Dorchester (Dorset, Military), Handforth (Cheshire, Civilian later Military), Lofthouse Park (Yorkshire, Civilian) and Eastcote (Northamptonshire, Civilian later Military). The facilities include gardens, sports, libraries and reading rooms, farms and workshops, and even pets.

SPEC S.D627.G7.G37

Over by Christmas. December 10. See the 2014 Advent calendar on the SC&A website.