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Island of Barbed Wire : Internment on the Isle of Man in World War Two

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Title:Island of Barbed Wire : Internment on the Isle of Man in World War Two
Price:GBP£5.00 (about USD$6.30)
Book ID:B009-3593
Publisher:Corgi/Transworld, London, 1986
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Corgi/Transworld, 1986, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition

The remarkable story of World War Two internment on the Isle of Man. At the outbreak of war there were approximately 75,000 people of Germanic origin living in Britain, and Whitehall decided to set up Enemy Alien Tribunals to screen these 'potential security risks'. The entry of Italy into the war brought a fresh batch of possible enemy aliens & finally the Isle of Man was chosen as the site of the national internment camp. By the end of 1940 the former holiday isle had been turned into a vast prison camp housing 14,000 enemy aliens. With inmates of the calibre of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, Lord Weidenfeld, Sir Charles Forte, Professor Geoffrey Elton and R. W. 'Tiny' Rowland, the life of the camp swiftly took on a lively atmosphere, but the picture was not alwaysa happy one, as angry disputes flared between Fascists & Jews, and a dangerous riot forced the intervention of the Home Office. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 240 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red titles spine;. illustrated by b/w. photo's. & a b/w. map. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Military & Warfare; Isle of Man; Internment; World War II; Britain/UK; 1940s; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0552127124. ISBN/EAN: 9780552127127. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3593.
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