William presents a special extended lecture looking at POW camps over the last two centuries.
Up until the time of The Napoleonic Wars, there had not been a need to establish POW Camps, as prisoners were exchanged. This changed in 1792, and thus up until the end of the war in 1815, Britain constructed numerous POW camps, including Dartmoor Prison.
In both World Wars of the 20th century, Britain again set up numerous camps. This time not only for POWs but also for alien internees.
We shall look at a range of questions from where and why camps were built, what regimes were put in place, and how well the POWs were treated.
William Tyler MBE has a large following at JW3, he is a freelance educator, lecturer, public speaker, writer and consultant with a main focus on History. He was the Principal of The City Lit, Britain’s largest college of adult education. He was his awarded his MBE for services to education. During lockdown William created a much followed blog for those attending his sessions.