Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1592371701
  • ISBN-13: 9781592371709
  • DDC: 341.65
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 734 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

This authoritative second edition provides a valuable overview of the history of prisoners of war and interned civilians, from the earliest times to the present. Completely updated through 2006, this edition offers brand-new articles on Abu Ghraib Prison, the Angolan Civil War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Invasion of Tibet, the War on Terror, Guantanamo Detention Center, and U.S. Senator John McCain along with an extensive update of existing articles. With 350 entries, this edition is a full 30% larger than the previous edition.

Written by an international team of experts, this fascinating and thought-provoking volume covers a wide range of topics and themes including famous POWs, concentration camps, the two world wars, the Crusades, and Indian warfare, along with medical conditions, international law, and exchanges of prisoners.

Brand new features in this edition include Primary Source Documents from the Geneva Convention to the Presidential Signing Statement of the Torture Bill; Full-Color Maps; and a Historical Timeline placing the articles in chronological sequence. Plus, a detailed Bibliography and list of End of Entry Reading Suggestions are provided for easy reference.

Reviews

"The selection of documents has expanded to include several Bush administration statements on detainees and 'illegal combatants' plus recent discussions of torture. These timely changes will make this unique encyclopedia all the more relevant for both academic and public libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2006

— Lawrence Looks at Books

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment: Second Edition.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Contributors.
1: Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment: Entries A-Z.
2: Abu Ghraib Prison (Baghdad Correctional Facility).
3: Accommodation.
4: Afghan Wars.
5: Agincourt Massacre.
6: Allen, Ethan (1738–1789).
7: Altmark Incident.
8: American Revolution (1775–1783).
9: Andersonville.
10: Angolan Civil War (1975–2002).
11: Apache Wars (1861–1886).
12: Arab-Israeli Wars.
13: Arbeitskommandos.
14: Ardeatine Caves Massacre.
15: Ashanti Wars (1824–1831, 1869–1873, 1896–1900).
16: Assurance.
17: Attila the Hun (d. 453).
18: Auschwitz.
19: Avitaminosis.
20: Aztecs.
21: Bader, Douglas Robert Steuart (1910–1982).
22: Barbary Wars.
23: Barbed-Wire Disease.
24: Basil II Bulgaroctonus (958–1025 C.E.).
25: Bataan Death March.
26: Bergen-Belsen.
27: Berger, Gottlob (1896–1975).
28: Beslan.
29: Biafran War (1967–1970).
30: Bicycle Camp.
31: Big Switch, Operation.
32: Black Hole of Calcutta.
33: Blue Division.
34: Boer War (1899–1902).
35: Bonaparte, Napoleon (1769–1821).
36: Bosnian War (1992–1995).
37: Boulle, Pierre (1912–1994).
38: Boxer Rising (1900).
39: Brändström, Elsa (1888–1948).
40: The Bridge on the River Kwai.
41: British Army Aid Group.
42: British Free Corps.
43: Brussels Declaration.
44: Buchenwald.
45: Bullet Decree.
46: Burma-Thailand (Death) Railway.
47: Bushell, Roger Joyce (1910–1944).
48: Cabanatuan.
49: Camp Followers.
50: The Captive Heart.
51: Casement, Roger David (1864–1916).
52: Cavell, Edith (1865–1915).
53: Central Pow Agency.
54: Central Registry of War Criminals and Security Suspects (Crowcass).
55: Cervantes, Miguel de (1547–1616).
56: Chad Civil Wars.
57: Changi.
58: Chaplains.
59: Chechen Wars.
60: Chieti.
61: Children.
62: Chinese Civil War (1927–1949).
63: Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (1874–1965).
64: Civilian Internees—World War I.
65: Civilian Internees—World War II.
66: Civilian Internees—World War II—Britain.
67: Civilian Internees—World War II—North Aamerica.
68: Code of Conduct.
69: Colditz.
70: The Colditz Story.
71: Colonial Captivity Narratives.
72: Commando Order.
73: Commissar Order.
74: Concentration Camps.
75: Cowra Incident.
76: Crimean War (1854–1857).
77: Crusades.
78: Cummings, Edward Estlin (E. E.) (1894–1962).
79: Cypriot Conflict.
80: Czech Legion.
81: Dachau.
82: Dartmoor.
83: Dean, Major General William F. (1899–1981).
84: Decree Concerning Prisoners of War (1792).
85: Defection.
86: Def/Sep Status.
87: Defence Regulation 18B.
88: Doolittle Raid.
89: Dulag Luft.
90: Education.
91: Egypt, Ancient.
92: Elmira.
93: English Civil War (1641–1649).
94: Epidemics.
95: Escape.
96: Ethiopian Civil War (1974–1993).
97: Exchange.
98: Extermination Camps.
99: Falklands War (1982).
100: Families.
101: Featherston Incident.
102: Film.
103: Forcible Repatriation.
104: Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871).
105: Frank, Anne (1929–1945).
106: Fraustadt-Grodno Massacres.
107: French Revolution, Wars of the (1792–1799).
108: Fresnes Prison.
109: Fryatt, Charles Algernon (1872–1916).
110: Games.
111: Gaulle, Charles-André-Marie-Joseph De (1890–1970).
112: Geneva Convention Additional Protocols (1977).
113: Geneva Convention of 1929.
114: Geneva Convention of 1949.
115: Geneva Conventions of 1864 and 1906.
116: Gerard, James Watson, III (1867–1951).
117: Gestapo.
118: Giraud, Henri-Honoré (1879–1949).
119: Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion).
120: Great Escape.
121: The Great Escape.
122: Great Northern War (1700–1721).
123: Greece-Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period.
124: Greece-Hellenistic Period.
125: Grotius, Hugo (De Groot, Huigh) (1583–1645).
126: Guantánamo Bay Detention Center.
127: Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996).
128: Guerrillas.
129: Gulag.
130: Gulf War (1990–91).
131: Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907.
132: Hanoi Hilton.
133: Health.
134: Hess, Walther Richard Rudolf (1894–1987).
135: Hittites.
136: Ho Chi Minh Trail.
137: Hogan's Heroes.
138: Holloway Prison.
139: Holzminden.
140: Homecoming, Operation.
141: Homosexuality.
142: Hostages.
143: Human Shields.
144: Hundred Years War (1337–1453).
145: Hussein, Saddam (1937–).
146: Imma (FL. 679 C.E.).
147: Indian Mutiny.
148: India-Pakistan Wars (1965–1971).
149: Indoctrination.
150: Information Bureaus.
151: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
152: International Law.
153: Interrogation.
154: Interrogation in Depth.
155: Intifada.
156: Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988).
157: Iraq War.
158: Island Farm.
159: Isle of Man.
160: Italian Unification, Wars of (1848–1870).
161: Jacobite Risings.
162: Jean II of France (1319–1364).
163: Joan of Arc (1412–1431).
164: Karbala.
165: Katyń Forest Massacre.
166: Kazemi, Zahra (1948–2003).
167: Keelhaul, Operation.
168: King Rat.
169: Koje Incident.
170: Komorowski, Tadeusz Bor (1895–1966).
171: Korean War (1950–1953).
172: Kosovo War (1998–1999).
173: Labor.
174: Lamsdorf.
175: Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990).
176: Libby Prison.
177: Liberation.
178: Libraries.
179: Liddell, Eric Henry (1902–1945).
180: Lidice Massacre.
181: Lieber Code.
182: Livingston, Camp.
183: Los Baños Raid.
184: Lubyanka Prison.
185: Lynch, Jessica (1983–).
186: Lynching.
187: Mail.
188: Malmédy Massacre.
189: The Manchurian Candidate.
190: Maori Wars (1843–1872).
191: Maschke Commission.