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Internment in a Neutral Country: The Arrival of the Prisoners of War

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Author(s): Wolf, Susanne
Wolf, Susanne - Internment in a Neutral Country: The Arrival of the Prisoners of War Keywords: Dutch | Germany | Great Britain | Hague treaty | internment | Netherlands | neutral country | prisoners of war (POW) Abstract: The treaty concluded between Germany and Great Britain allowed for the transfer of long-term and seriously ill Prisoners of war (POWs) from captivity into internment in the Netherlands. The idea of a neutral country volunteering to take on responsibility for sick and wounded soldiers from belli…

Foreign Representatives in the Netherlands 1914–1918

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Author(s): Wolf, Susanne
Wolf, Susanne - Foreign Representatives in the Netherlands 1914–1918 Keywords: foreign representatives | Netherlands | Germany | Great Britain | Belgium | France Abstract: This chapter contains Appendix Two of this book on diplomacy and internment in the Netherlands during the First World War</i>. It presents a list of foreign representatives in the Netherlands 1914-1918. This list includes the names of representatives of Germany, Great Britain, Belgium and France. Guarded Neutrality Susanne Wolf, (2013) Publication Editor: Brill, The Netherlands, 2013 e-ISBN: 9789004249066 D…

Going Home

(6,187 words)

Author(s): Wolf, Susanne
Wolf, Susanne - Going Home Keywords: Dutch government | Germany | Netherland Abstract: 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declaring that, as the war was over, all treaties concerning the POWs interned in the Netherlands and Switzerland were no longer valid.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 tha…

The Netherlands in World War One

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Author(s): Wolf, Susanne
Wolf, Susanne - The Netherlands in World War One Keywords: belligerent powers | Germany | Great Britain | Netherlands | sports | World War One Abstract: Despite the declaration of neutrality issued at the start of the war there was never any serious prospect of the Netherlands remaining unaffected by the outbreak of World War One. The Dutch cabinet succeeded in maintaining the neutral position they had adopted and remained outside of the actual fighting then the geographical position of the Netherlan…