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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading for a piece of history that remains largely hidden, 11 May 2013
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This review is from: Island of Barbed Wire: The Remarkable Story of World War Two Internment on the Isle of Man (Paperback)
This book recounts the history of the Isle of Man as hosting internment camps for 'enemy aliens' in WW2. The most interesting insight for me was the fact that many of those initially interred - far from being enemy aliens - were refugees fleeing Germany for the sanctuary of Britain. This was soon rectified, but the trauma must have been considerable. I would have liked more specific case histories but having said that it makes for a thought provoking read with plenty of detail about the camps.
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