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Pershing Lecture Series: Guests of the Kaiser and Spoils of the Doughboys

Tuesday, March 7 - 6:30 p.m. Auditorium and YouTube Live

Becoming a prisoner of war has always been a fraught experience. In a matter of minutes, the soldier goes from being an active combatant to being dependent on the mercy and benevolence of their enemies. The passions created by the deadly nature of the Great War's battlefields and the fear and hatred that the war's participants tried to instill in their peoples complicated the process of surrendering during World War I.

Join Dr. Richard Faulkner as he explores the official agreements and regulations that governed the treatment of prisoners of war during the Great War, why soldiers sometimes ignored these procedures, and the American and German treatment of each other's POWs in 1918.

Free with RSVP | Auditorium and YouTube Live