'Panayi's work is more than a long-overdue study of a neglected topic ... By linking wartime internment with the wider history of the persecution and incarceration of minorities, Panayi restates the importance of the war.' Fiona Reid, BBC History Magazine, 01/05/2013 -- . 'Thus, almost 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War, with a century's worth of scholarship produced about the conflict, covering every conceivable topic, Panayi has achieved what many would think impossible. He has provided something new; he has illuminated an under-researched First World War topic, and, thereby, he has contributed to the liberation of hundreds of thousands of captives by adding them to the historical record.' Reviews in History, July 2013 -- . this thoroughly researched, well-presented book is to be welcomed. -- Clive Emsley. History Today 'With this book, Panikos Panayi has produced a valuable contribution to the scholarship growing up around a hitherto neglected corner of World War I. It is well written, clearly organized, and easy to read. Advanced students who pick up Panayi [...] will gain a well-rounded view of the treatment of prisoners and of how that fits into total war narratives of the twentieth century.' -- Jonathan Boff, University of Birmingham.
About the Author
Panikos Panayi is Professor of European History at De Montfort University.