HISTORY & HERITAGE PUBLIC LECTURES: 18 April 2018

Stalag loopy, stalag mad: mental and physical health in European Prisoner of War Camps, 1939-1945

Stacey Astill, University of Liverpool

6.00-7.00pm, Main Hall, University College Isle of Man (free admission, no booking required)

During the Second World War many Allied troops were captured by the Axis forces – this talk will explore the lives of these men after capture through the lens of mental and physical health. From barbed wire madness, to eating disorders, and shoveller’s fracture, it will consider the realities of mass incarceration and the affects this had on the prisoners’ health.

POWs at Stalag XI-B welcome their liberators, 16 April 1945