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.

War: A Personal Connection (A Level Art)

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.

Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1942-1945

Prisoners of War of the Japanese 1942-1945

WWI, A French-African prisoner of war, 13 Aug 1915. German postcard. Credit: AKG Images/Peter Weiss

WWI, A French-African prisoner of war, 13 Aug 1915. German postcard. Credit: AKG Images/Peter Weiss

Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954-Vietminh Dien Bien Phu after each combat the prisoners of war of the enemies who are wounded are trnsported out the trenches and are bandaged, cured, and transported to the rear to be treated. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Battle of Dien Bien Phu 1954-Vietminh Dien Bien Phu after each combat the prisoners of war of the enemies who are wounded are trnsported out the trenches and are bandaged, cured, and transported to the rear to be treated. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

"allied" treatment of German prisoners of war in a Norwegian POW camp, J...

"allied" treatment of German prisoners of war in a Norwegian POW camp, J...

Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp (11)   Examine conditions of the Civil War's most notorious prison, and learn how inmates were able to cope. (National Park) Learn how a classroom teacher uses this lesson.

Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp (11) Examine conditions of the Civil War's most notorious prison, and learn how inmates were able to cope. (National Park) Learn how a classroom teacher uses this lesson.

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