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British WW1 POW Allowed to Visit Dying Mother

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

The British WW1 prisoner of war who returned to captivity


www.bbc.co.uk said:

A British officer captured during World War I was granted leave to visit his dying mother on one condition - that he return, a historian has discovered.

And Capt Robert Campbell kept his promise to Kaiser Wilhelm II and returned from Kent to Germany, where he stayed until the war ended in 1918.
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

It was a different time - the last echos of earlier 'chivalry'...


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

Nothing to do with chivalry Taun - If 1917 Gravesend was anything like it is now, I know why he went back to Germany!

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:17 PM

View Postealdwita, on 04 September 2013 - 04:36 PM, said:

If 1917 Gravesend was anything like it is now, I know why he went back to Germany!

Harsh but fair.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:44 PM

He was an officer and a gentleman for keeping his word.

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