History's most notorious prisoner-of-war camps

The worst of war's infamous stockades

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21/10/22 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

The first purpose-built prisoner-of-war camp dates back to 1779. The facility, built in England, marked the establishment of facilities specifically designed to hold prisoners of war during periods of conflict. The majority of these camps were run according to the Geneva Convention. A good many more, however, became infamous for their dreadful treatment of detainees and the poor conditions they had to endure. Indeed, these were places no soldier wanted to end up in. But what were the worst of these brutal, dangerous, and unhygienic stockades?

Click through and take a look at history's most notorious prisoner-of-war camps.

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