Socialite, big game hunter, prisoner of war -- not three descriptions often befitting the same person, but Gertrude Sanford Legendre was all the above. The daughter of business magnate and politician John Sanford, Gertrude was a high-society American heiress with a penchant for exotic hunting. The 1920s debutante forwent finishing classes to join the OSS, where she was transferred to Paris. Legendre became the first female American prisoner of war when she was captured in northeast Paris and…

Socialite, big game hunter, prisoner of war -- not three descriptions often befitting the same person, but Gertrude Sanford Legendre was all the above. The daughter of business magnate and politician John Sanford, Gertrude was a high-society American heiress with a penchant for exotic hunting. The 1920s debutante forwent finishing classes to join the OSS, where she was transferred to Paris. Legendre became the first female American prisoner of war when she was captured in northeast Paris and…

Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Prisoners of war are depicted using biro pen on an ink and acrylic background.

Ruth Beeley: St George's School, Hertfordshire England 2011. Sketchbook page for A Level Art Coursework final artwork, exploring the theme of war. Prisoners of war are depicted using biro pen on an ink and acrylic background.

Crew of the USS New Jersey watch as a Japanese prisoner of war is shaved, deloused and bathes himself, December 17 1944 [[MORE]] “ Crew of USS New Jersey (BB-62) watch as a Japanese prisoner of war is...

Crew of the USS New Jersey watch as a Japanese prisoner of war is shaved, deloused and bathes himself, December 17 1944 [[MORE]] “ Crew of USS New Jersey (BB-62) watch as a Japanese prisoner of war is...

Request a FREE 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster.  NOTE: Click on the Order Poster black button in the right side of the page.

Request a FREE 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster. NOTE: Click on the Order Poster black button in the right side of the page.

In honor of my Dad::: POW of the Japanese for 3 1/2 yrs ::: Prisoner of War (POW) Medal (pass it on)

In honor of my Dad::: POW of the Japanese for 3 1/2 yrs ::: Prisoner of War (POW) Medal (pass it on)

1944- U.S. guard keeps gun trained on a group of German prisoners of war who are rerurning to Barneville, France, to await transport to prison camp. Bert Brandt photo.

1944- U.S. guard keeps gun trained on a group of German prisoners of war who are rerurning to Barneville, France, to await transport to prison camp. Bert Brandt photo.

Andersonville Prisoners -  More than 13,000 Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War.  Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison.

Andersonville Prisoners - More than 13,000 Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War. Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison.

WW1. Charles De Gaulle was a prisoner of war, captured by the Germans on March 2, 1916 and was imprisoned until November 11, 1918.

WW1. Charles De Gaulle was a prisoner of war, captured by the Germans on March 2, 1916 and was imprisoned until November 11, 1918.

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