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.

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.

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

A Boche prisoner, wounded and muddy is led along a railway track as British Army infantrymen return from another push on the battlefield

Confederate prisoners Letters to Catherine Hooper from Confederate prisoners held at various prisoner of war camps in the North. Prisons represented include Camp Chase, Elmira Prison, Fort Delaware, Fort Warren, Johnson Island Prison, Old Capital Prison (Washington, D.C.), and Point Lookout Prison.

Confederate prisoners Letters to Catherine Hooper from Confederate prisoners held at various prisoner of war camps in the North. Prisons represented include Camp Chase, Elmira Prison, Fort Delaware, Fort Warren, Johnson Island Prison, Old Capital Prison (Washington, D.C.), and Point Lookout Prison.

WWII Liberated U.S. Prisoners of War Display Souvenirs of Battle Press Photo

Details about WWII Liberated U.S. Prisoners of War Display Souvenirs of Battle Press Photo

WWII Liberated U.S. Prisoners of War Display Souvenirs of Battle Press Photo

Angels of Bataan served during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42). When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as a nursing unit throughout their status as prisoners of war. After years of hardship, they were finally liberated in February 1945.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Angels of Bataan served during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42). When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as a nursing unit throughout their status as prisoners of war. After years of hardship, they were finally liberated in February 1945.- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

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