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GERMAN OFFICER PRISONERS : a prisoner of war camp in England [Main]

  • Other title(s): OFICIALES ALEMANES CAUTIVOS : campos de prisioneros de guerra en Inglaterra (on copy held) [alternative]
  • Country: GB
  • Year: 1917
  • Runtime: 10 mins
  • Description:
    Spanish language version of a British propaganda film on the treatment of German officers as prisoners of war in Britain, probably 1917.

    The Germans are from various branches and include some Austrians. The first camp is a large school or similar institution, with additional wooden huts built on its grounds. One group of officers poses, very smartly turned out. Another similar camp has more huts. A third camp (again a school or the equivalent) has German officers wandering about freely and playing football. A group of five, including one naval officer and one Austrian, poses by a hut. The gardens of the camp and the chapel are shown. A large group of prisoners returns to camp after a walk out on parole. The prisoners have a thatched summer house in the garden and a skittles alley for recreation. One officer, filmed while haymaking, performs impromptu acrobatics for the camera. Others join him and hold an equally impromptu wrestling match before returning to haymaking.

  • Keywords: EFG1914
    World War I
    prisoners of war, German - custody: [+]
    prisoners of war, Austro-Hungarian - custody
    GB, England
    propaganda, British
  • Provenance: Imperial War Museums
  • Provider: Imperial War Museums
  • Production company:Department of Information
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Sound: Without sound