A swift so­lu­tion

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - MASS OBSERVATION -

The govern­ment then hastily con­verted the for­mer Ter­ri­to­rial Army camp at Knock­aloe Moar Farm, on the west coast, south of the minia­ture city of Peel with its an­cient cas­tle and cathe­dral, into a fully fledged in­tern­ment camp. It opened on 17 Novem­ber 1914 and ul­ti­mately held no fewer than 24,000 pris­on­ers, housed in 23 com­pounds in­side 695 miles of en­cir­cling barbed wire.

The govern­ment drafted in more than 4,000 re­tired sol­diers as an armed guard, while at least 250 civil­ians were em­ployed in run­ning the camp, which was three miles in

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