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Researchin­g First World War POWs

If one of your ancestors was a prisoner of war between 1914 and 1919, these websites may reveal more informatio­n


1 Forces War Records w forces-war-records.co.uk/wwiprisone­rs-of-war-in-germany

Search for your military ancestor in a database of POWs held in Germany and Turkey during the First World War.

2 Imperial War Museum w iwm.org.uk/history/voices-of-thefirst-world-war-prisoners-of-war

Read first-hand accounts from British prisoners of exhaustion, dreadful cold and starvation rations.

3 Findmypast POW Collection w search.findmypast.co.uk/searchworl­d-records/prisoners-ofwar-1715-1945

This expansive collection was compiled in associatio­n with The National Archives.

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