Foreign Office: Consular (War) Department, later Prisoners of War Department: Registered Files (KW and RD Series)

Details of FO 916
Reference:FO 916
Title:
Foreign Office: Consular (War) Department, later Prisoners of War Department: Registered Files (KW and RD Series)
Description:

This series contains registered files of the Consular (War) Department, later the Prisoners of War Department. Comprises reports from various sources on prisoners of war and internment camps, etc, in enemy and enemy occupied countries and on the treatment of British subjects both military and civilian. Other matters dealt with include welfare, exchange, repatriations, escapes, deaths, etc.

FO 916/1469-2566 are numbers not used.

Date: 1939-1948
Related Material: For later reports see WO 224
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department RD file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Foreign Office, Consular (War) Department, 1939-1940
Foreign Office, Prisoners of War Department, 1939-1948
Physical description: 2612 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Administrative / biographical background:

A Consular (War) Department, soon renamed the Prisoners of War Department, was established early in the Second World War to deal with British and enemy prisoners of war and interned civilians, and with the care of British subjects and property in enemy and enemy-occupied territories.

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