Orders of the Day — British Prisoners of War (Pay)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th May 1947.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw 12:00 am, 14th May 1947

Barbed wire does not define a prisoner of war. A prisoner of war is one who is captured by the enemy, and who ceases to be responsible to his commanding officer, and becomes responsible to those who have captured him and who give him orders.