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Going Home
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Wolf, Susanne - Going Home


Dutch government | Germany | Netherland


The British ambassador in The Hague wrote to the Dutch government declaring that, as the war was over, all treaties concerning the POWs interned in the Netherlands and Switzerland were no longer valid. To this end the British proposed to send five ships to collect the approximately 5,000 British and Commonwealth men currently interned in the Netherlands. The need to mobilize the army had meant that, even with the gene…

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Wolf, Susanne, “Going Home”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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