prisoner of war

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a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war


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Miller, an noted author who has written over 70 books, documents unlikely prisoner-of-war exchanges that occurred throughout World War II, with both Axis and Allied forces brokering these transactions through third parties on the open seas.
This early relative absence of interest in prisoner-of-war history implies that captivity represented a situation of stasis--men were imprisoned and nothing changed except that some lived and some died.
Well into the war, officials discussed proposals for the permanent relocation of Japanese Americans onto Indian-reservation-like areas, using them for prisoner-of-war exchanges, and even wholesale deportation.
He was convinced that those opposed to the Union were led by "a few evil fanatics" and from this viewpoint he pursued not only the Copperheads during the war, but, with ever increasing determination, those whom he held responsible for the death of Lincoln as well as those responsible for the atrocities of the prisoner-of-war camps.
A SHIP in a bottle made by a prisoner-of-war was one of the pieces presented to experts at the Antiques Roadshow yesterday.
Hey, that's me,'' said Sellz, staring at the image of himself on a three-dimensional video screen, describing how he was shot down on a bombing mission over Japan in April 1945, and how he spent six months in a prisoner-of-war camp.
THE shackled inmates of Camp X-ray SHOULD be given prisoner-of-war status, according to US Secretary of State Colin Powell.
The story, which takes place during World War I, revolves around three French officers - an aristocrat (Pierre Fresnay), a rich Jewish banker (Marcel Dalio) and a working-class captain (Jean Gabin) - who are imprisoned in a German prisoner-of-war camp run by an effete, arrogant German officer (von Stroheim).
If you want to start an argument, walk into any bar, barbershop or veterans' hall in town and put down your 2 cents on whether or not returning Kosovo prisoner-of-war Andrew Ramirez is a hero.
Stalag 17'' (1953): American airmen in a German prisoner-of-war camp during World War II draw some relief from the harsh conditions with holiday celebrations.
Andersonville, the notorious prisoner-of-war camp in Southwest Georgia, now is a memorial to all American prisoners of war.
Most of the surviving prisoners were released in prisoner-of-war exchanges.