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Prisoners of war : a reference handbook

Author: Arnold Krammer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Security International, 2008.
Series: Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The issue of prisoners of war is of immediate concern, and an examination of the history of their treatment and current status may well influence foreign policy. Yet, until very recently, astonishingly little has been written on the subject. To understand the present, it is critical to look back over history. To that end, Arnold Krammer examines the fate of war prisoners from Biblical and Medieval times through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Krammer
ISBN: 9780275993009 0275993000
OCLC Number: 171548426
Description: 192 pages, [9] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: War prisoners through the ages --
A search for legal protection --
The best and the worst --
The rules have changed --
Primary documents.
Series Title: Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues.
Responsibility: Arnold Krammer.
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Krammer examines the history of prisoners of war from biblical times to the modern era. The narrative is supported by primary documents, biographies of relevant participants in history, and a  Read more...

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"The book begins with a simple truth: throughout the ages, soldiers have been fortunate to be taken prisoner when the enemy's blood is up. Using examples from ancient to modern wars, Krammer argues Read more...

 
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