POW camp

After the last of the British regiments who trained at Raikeswood Camp left for war, it became a prisoner-of-war camp for captured German officers from January 1918, until their repatriation back to Germany in October 1919.

The following pages provide an insight into life for the prisoners based on their book of memoirs, Kriegsgefangen in Skipton, as well as research on the individual men – both German prisoners and British guards – who were at the camp.

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