Treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War?
September 15, 2010 11:39 PM Subscribe
History filter: can you point me to sources on the treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War?
posted by artemisia to grab bag (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm having a hard time finding information about what was actually done with British prisoners of war during the Crimean War -- details like where they were kept, how they were treated, how and when they were exchanged, and so on.
Books on the war itself -- and on the history of POWs more generally -- aren't yielding much info, and what information I have gathered seems contradictory. (For example, I've read that Russians treated the British very well; and, conversely, in outraged editorials published in London newspapers of the time, that wounded British and French soldiers were being killed on the battlefield by Russians. Not sure how much to trust such editorials, of course.)
Anyway, if any history buffs are lurking, I'd appreciate advice on where to look for further information!