Swiss camps

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by Paul Nield, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Paul Nield

    Paul Nield Member

    Thankyou In the short time I have been on here I have been overwhelmed with the generosity of everyone, the knowledge and help I have recieved ( and still receiving).
    I feel that this is a group with so much knowledge and it's good that it can be shared amongst each other and not playground antics of "I know more than you ". I hope we can continue learning off each other and helping each other

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  2. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    This is an area where angels definitely fear to tread without a full set of international treaties, but for the sake of completeness, and in the hope that someone has access to the World War Two version of the Manual of Military Law, this is my contribution.

    My 1939 edition of the "Manual of Military Law" has an entry in the index for "prisoners of war" under the heading of "Internment" but the volume is a reprint of the 1935 edition and upon turning to the page number given, page 285, pages 270-352 are deliberately missing. This should be " Chapter XIV "The Laws And Usages of War On Land" but a note says: "This chapter was revised in 1936, and re-issued as Amendments ( No.12) (q.v.)."

    I lack the Amendments.

    It is possible that member AB64 has a copy since he has photographed portions of the Manual before and I think he has a later edition.

    The 1914 version is here:

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  3. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Here's a copy of Paul's grandfather's entry slip into Switzerland. He crossed into Switzerland, as Paul has already told us, with his mate Bill Davies.

    These are held in an archive in Milan and were photographed with all the other slips by Prof. Claretta Coda and a colleague of hers. We now have a record of all the POWs who were helped to cross into Switzerland by Ing. (engineer) Giuseppe Bacciagaluppi and his organisation and will be publishing something in the near future.

    In the meantime, in the same archives is a list of all men being held in PG 29 which I have posted on a separate thread.


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