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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in the early 70s, this reggae jazz band comprised some of the finest musicians in Jamaica and included Max Edwards (drums/vocals), Mike Williams (b. Michael Leopold Williams, 17...

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POW-MIA movement

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 108 words.

a U.S. campaign focused on the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs) in Communist captivity and the whereabouts of those

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Whitehall and British Pows

Arieh J. Kochavi.

in Confronting Captivity

June 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 12801 words.

This chapter focuses on the living conditions in German camps where British prisoners of war (POWs) were held captive during World War II, the way the POWs were treated by the Germans, and...

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Washington and American pows

Arieh J. Kochavi.

in Confronting Captivity

June 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 13487 words.

This chapter focuses on the living conditions of American prisoners of war (POWs) held captive by Nazi Germany during World War II, and the complex policy decisions made by the U.S....

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POW

Niall Barr and Chris Mann.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 2235 words.

are combatants captured by the opposing side and confined until freed at the end of hostilities or some other disposition

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POW

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 5 words.

abbr. prisoner of war.

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Exchanging Seriously Wounded and Sick Pows

Arieh J. Kochavi.

in Confronting Captivity

June 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 18725 words.

This chapter examines the complex negotiations among Nazi Germany, Britain, and the United States for the mutual repatriation of seriously wounded and seriously sick prisoners of war (POWs)...

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Building the Interwar POW Regime

Neville Wylie.

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9755 words.

This chapter charts the evolution of the western European prisoner of war ‘regime’. It shows how Britain's experience of captivity during the Great War contributed to the development of a...

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The United Nations Command Withholds POWs

Charles S. Young.

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number

May 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Military History. 7257 words.

An armistice was reached after the communists relented on voluntary repatriation. In return, the United Nations Command had to hand nonrepatriated prisoners over to neutral troops from...

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Long-Term pows Kept in Abeyance

Arieh J. Kochavi.

in Confronting Captivity

June 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 8791 words.

This chapter examines the issues that delayed the repatriation of British and American prisoners of war (POWs) in long-term captivity in Nazi Germany during World War II. It first considers...

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The POW Regime, October 1941–December 1942

Neville Wylie.

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy

April 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13725 words.

This chapter charts the decline in Anglo‐German POW relations from late 1941 until December 1942. It shows how mutual confidence diminished under the pressure of events, on and off the...

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