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Russian POW's were miserably treated.

Russian POW's were miserably treated.

Mr. Gies discusses the relative treatment for British and Russian POWs, with the Russians faring far worse. He notes that the Russian camp saw many deaths by starvation and suicide.

Heavy losses at the front

Heavy losses at the front

Mr. Gies recalls arriving at the front line and remaining static for the first month. After a German breakthrough at the Somme, his unit is sent to help repel them. In the ensuing action, four-fifths of his unit are either killed or wounded.

Experience in Trenches.  Prisoner of War.

Experience in Trenches. Prisoner of War.

Mr. Gies recalls his experiences in the trenches of France during the First World War. During the Battle of the Somme, he was captured and taken Prisoner of War by the German Army.

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