A superb website has been created, using only three colours – black, white and khaki – which gives a powerful visual coherence, sober and restrained, a model of its kind. It has sections on the local community; the history of the camp; life in the camp for the internees, the military men and local civilians; and the stories of individuals. The project’s organisers are particularly anxious to learn more about the experiences of those involved in the camp. Now, a century on, there is nobody alive who recalls it, but descendants of internees, guards and local civilian workers may have stories to tell and photographs or documents to share. There is, of course, close interest from members of the Anglo-German Family History Society, but any information that readers can provide will be most welcome.
Its wonderful sunsets could not conceal the fact that thousands of our own citizens were incarcerated here