Skipton’s First World War Prisoner-of War Camp

Friday 17 January 2020, 5.30PM

Speaker(s): Anne Buckley, University of Leeds

Anne Buckley is a Lecturer in German & Translation Studies at the University of Leeds. She lives in Skipton, very close to the site of the First World War training and POW camp.
 
Anne will talk about her work in translating a book written by 60 of the 916 German officers imprisoned in Skipton during the First World War. In addition she will reveal some of the fascinating stories of the men themselves, who included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers. Anne has been working with the Heritage Lottery Funded project Craven and the First World War, based at Craven Museum in Skipton. She will talk about the public engagement activities that have been organised to rewrite the story of the camp back into the history of Skipton, including archaeology in residents’ gardens and film making. Finally, Anne will give details about her latest research into the POWs using the records of the International Red Cross – the first time that a database has been created of all the POWs who were imprisoned in any one camp.
 
For further details about Anne's project, please visit her website and see the article below about her work:

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome