The Great War in the Pacific: German PoWs and Internment in Japan and New Zealand

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 19th November 2019

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

Description: When war broke out in 1914, it also involved the distant German colonies in China and the Pacific isles. Although initial combat was brief, many German colonists found themselves in PoW and internment camps in Japan and New Zealand for the remainder of the war. This talk will examine this little explored aspect of the Great War, and discuss the impact of war, occupation, and internment on these colonists.

How to book: The Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050 E: Buy tickets online:

Price: Free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor tickets: £6.00, concessions £4.00.

Tel: 01503 230106



Organiser: Alan H. Cousins

Lecturer: Dr Sandra Barkhof (University of Plymouth)

Region: South-West England

Branch: Plymouth

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