I was wondering about the fate of the prisoners of war taken by the BEF forces. I know for a fact that the Dutch, who got around 1,350 Germans over to the UK, delivered the first true batch of POWs. I believe that there had been no anticipation on getting vast numbers of POWs in the UK. For a long time the 'Dutch batch' remained the largest chunk of POW numbers in the UK. Apparently the BEF never used for example void spaces on returning ships to stow POWs. I was wondering whether the collection of POWs had gotten any attention during the phoney war period. For example amongst the French and British commands. After all, German POWs on French soil would basically be French responsibility, whether in BEF hands or not. Still, German numbers on MIA were quite significant after the operations in France. One wonders where these men were. Perhaps Vichy France had obtained quite some POWs and released those, like they forfeited basically all their rights to the Germans in order to maintain 'free'. Is there any reputed literature on this topic in the UK? The recent "Churchill's Unexpected Guests" is pretty poor and doesn't say anything on the early years. Anyone?