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79 NA FO 383/431, Report of a Visit of Inspection by the Swiss Legation to Kilburn Hall on 18 December 1917. 80 NA NATS 1/569, Report on Prisoners of War Camp, Bramley, Hampshire, 2-5 September 1918. 81 NA HO45 11025/410118, Report of the Directorate of Prisoners of War, September 1920; NA NATS 1/570, Rations for Prisoners of War, 1918. This page intentionally left blank Yvonne Cresswell Behind the Wire: the material culture of civilian internment on the Isle of Man in the First World War The internment of civilians in Britain and Germany during the First World War is one of the lesser known aspects of the period.
Each camp was comprised of a series of self-contained compounds. 9 In contrast, the Douglas Camp was always a far smaller establishment, with only 2,700 internees. The camp comprised three separate groups with an Ordinary Camp, a Jewish Camp and a Privilege Camp. Although concerns about the physical conditions in which internees were housed were relatively less critical than they had been in the early months of the war, there were still issues over the mental health and welfare of those interned.
55 Plüschow, op. , p. 180. 56 Cohen-Portheim, op. , p. 91. 57 Fritz Sachse and Paul Nikolaus Cossmann, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton: Leben und Geschichte deutscher Kriegsgefangenen in einem englischen Lager (Munich: Ernst Reinhardt, 1920), pp. 927. 58 Plüschow, op. , pp. 166, 173. 59 Bogenstätter and Zimmermann, op. , p. 88. 60 Sachse and Cossmann, op. , p. 123. 61 A. L. Vischer, Barbed Wire Disease: A Psychological Study of the Prisoner of War (London: John Bale, 1919), pp. 3, 50-1, 53-5. 62 Franz Rinteln von Kleist, The Dark Invader: Wartime Reminiscences of a German Naval Intelligence Officer (London: Lovat Dickson, 1933), p.