Prisoners, Diplomats, and the Great War: A Study in the Diplomacy of Captivity


Military and civilian captivity practices by four major European powers and the United States during World War I are explored in this book. Speed details the traditional way of handling prisoners of war as practiced by Western Europe and the United States. He also surveys the radical tradition of captivity that emerged in the Soviet Union-a tradition still carried out in the late twentieth century by Vietnam and North Korea. Aside from a few scholarly journal articles, there is no other scholarly work which focuses on captivity during World War I.

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