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'The Treatment of British POWs' by Richard Lloyd


Richard Lloyd was a teacher in Birmingham for over 30 years. As a history teacher in the 1970s he feels privileged to have interviewed First World War veterans including over 30 POWs. This talk is based on those interviews and continued research undertaken at various times ever since. He is a member of the Birmingham branch of the WFA and is their …

033: Winter 1991


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'Fallen Railwaymen' then 'British POWs' by respectively, Barry Kitchener and Richard Lloyd


Two talks to be held at the Cumbria Museum of Military Life, Carlisle Castle.   Barry Kitchener will talk about 'Fallen Railwaymen of the Great War' while Richard Lloyd will give a talk on 'British Prisoners of War.  

'A Trip to Switzerland – a little-known aspect of the First World War' by Tony Foster


A Trip to Switzerland – a little-known aspect of the Great War. Tony Foster's talk is on the heart-warming story of the visits by wives and sweethearts to POWs in Switzerland in 1916.  Many will know about the transfer of seriously wounded POWs from both sides to Switzerland for convalescence but few will know the rest of the story. Tony also talk…

The Treatment of Prisoners of war by the Germans on The Western Front with Richard Lloyd


Branch AGM followed by Richard Lloyd and 'The Treatment of Prisoners of war by the Germans on The Western Front'. This talk is based on the interviews and other exchanges I had in the 1970's with over thirty former British Prisoners of War. It was inspired by a letter to The Times from a former RAMC officer and prisoner. He described the terr…

'The Treatment of British Prisoners of War by the Germans on the Western Front' a talk by Richard Lloyd


Richard Lloyd will give a presentation titled "The Treatment of British Prisoners of War by the Germans on the Western Front".   The presentation will look at how British Prisoners of War were treated during the War by the Germans and offer a fascinating insight into a little known subject.

FREE: Study Day in Canterbury 'Culture in Captivity: Prisoners of War and Internees during the First World War'


Join Gateways to the First World War for a free study day at Westgate Hall, Canterbury, exploring the experiences of Prisoners of War and civilian internees during the First World War, with historians Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Oliver Wilkinson (University of Wolverhampton) and Dr Emma Hanna (University of Kent). Du…

'British POWs on the Western Front' by Richard Lloyd


This presentation, whose full title is "The Treatment of British Prisoners of War by the Germans on the Western Front" is a talk based on interviews carried out with veterans in the 1970's and continued research. Special reference is made to those POWs who were never in a registered camp.

Stand To! 1 to 117 Full Contents Listing


Stand To! 1-116 Contents    Stand To  1 Spring 1981 Editorial Notes (Peter T. Scott) Serving members of the Western Front Association Early Days, New Paths and Acknowledgements Inaugural Meeting: John Terraine's Address. Historian John Terraine berates those who indulge in ‘purely tragic pilgrimages to the Western Front’. The Loving Care o…

'Escapers All - 1914 to 1918' with Richard Lloyd


'Escapers All'. The stories of the Officers and Other Ranks who escaped from German captivity 1914/1918. The talk will provide some background to the conditions in captivity for both officers and men, but it will concentrate on the preparation and planning of escapes, the 'escaping experience' and the consequences of failure. Some officers publis…

The Heilsberg 39: A New British First World War Cemetery in Poland


Between August and December 1918 a number of British Prisoners of War died at Heilsberg Prisoner of War camp in the east of Germany. It is likely their deaths were a result of insufficient food, overwork or one of the diseases that often swept through these overcrowded and insanitary camps. Conditions in Germany at this time were harsh. Food was sc…

January 2019


A belated Happy New Year to you all Looking at Newspapers for December 1918/January 1919 there were many familiar stories to be found. Families were still being informed of the deaths of their loved ones. In some cases, where the deaths had occurred in a hospital in the UK details of their funeral service were published.  Influenza continued to cl…

March 2019


  ESCAPERS ALL My thanks to those of you who came to February’s meeting and heard my talk ‘Escapers All’.  It is still a work in progress, as the more one learns about some of the individuals the more difficult it becomes to stay within the time constraints of a talk. The questions were interesting and I was particularly challenged by the questi…

April 2019


  RETURNING PRISONERS Returning prisoners had from as early as 1914 been an important source of information.  In 1914 reports had confirmed the widespread ill-treatment of all those being transported to prison camps in Germany.  The number of officers receiving such treatment ensured the authorities took action with a report being published in la…

Wiltshire Branch 3rd November 2019


Sunday, 3rd November – Richard Lloyd visits the branch and his subject will be ‘The Treatment of British Prisoners of War by the Germans on the Western Front’.   This is a talk based on interviews carried out with veterans in the 1970's and continued research.All members and guests are most welcome to come along. Doors open c13.40 for a 14.00 sta…

POSTPONED: 'Foot Soldier Sam's Great War - In His Own Words' by Phil Sutcliffe


Caption: British prisoners after the Spring Offensive (Courtesy: IWM)   Because of the present situation, all talks have been postponed indefinitely and no branch meetings will take place until further notice.   About the talk: Signaller Sam Sutcliffe’s son and editor Phil will read excerpts from his father's WW1 frontline experiences… but fi…

March 2020


CORONAVIRUS In these very worrying times there has been much reference to wartime Britain.  For most of us this is a new experience which is not without its challenges.  I am still adjusting to the concept of self/social isolation, but it has at least provided the opportunity to get some research done, some of which I will share with you in this e…