This book was published in 1914 by the Serbian military ministry in Nis. It is a rulebook for the treatment of prisoners of war, signed by the military minister and colonel of the Serbian army Dusan Stefanovic. It was printed and published in confidence, only for the eyes of Serbian officers.
This part concerns ways for civilians and soldiers to communicate with prisoners of war. It covers the sending and receiving of letters, as well as the censorship of letters and books. In 1914 Serbia was only fighting the Austrian army, so this particular rulebook is about Austrian prisoners of war.
- Article by:
- Heather Jones
- Life as a soldier
What was the reality for prisoners of war in World War One? Dr Heather Jones looks beyond the propaganda to consider the facts around prisoner mistreatment, labour and death rates across Europe.