Control or repression: contrasting a prisoner of war camp and a work camp from World War Two

Banks, I. (2011) Control or repression: contrasting a prisoner of war camp and a work camp from World War Two. In: Myers, A. and Moshenska, G. (eds.) Archaeologies of Internment. Series: One world archaeology. Springer: New York, USA, pp. 111-128. ISBN 9781441996664 (doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-9666-4_7)

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Abstract

There are clear signs of control and repression in the architecture and layout of most internment camps, but internment camps were not the only form of institutional accommodation present in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Comparison of a prisoner of war camp and a forestry work camp, both in Scotland, reveals similarities and differences between the two. The similarities highlight issues of control and authority, while the differences reveal issues of repression and punishment. The comparison also reveals much about official mind-set in the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:PoW, camp, internment, forestry.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Dr Iain
Authors: Banks, I.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Research Group:Centre for Battlefield Archaeology
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:9781441996664

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