Socialite, big game hunter, prisoner of war -- not three descriptions often befitting the same person, but Gertrude Sanford Legendre was all the above. The daughter of business magnate and politician John Sanford, Gertrude was a high-society American heiress with a penchant for exotic hunting. The 1920s debutante forwent finishing classes to join the OSS, where she was transferred to Paris. Legendre became the first female American prisoner of war when she was captured in northeast Paris and…

Socialite, big game hunter, prisoner of war -- not three descriptions often befitting the same person, but Gertrude Sanford Legendre was all the above. The daughter of business magnate and politician John Sanford, Gertrude was a high-society American heiress with a penchant for exotic hunting. The 1920s debutante forwent finishing classes to join the OSS, where she was transferred to Paris. Legendre became the first female American prisoner of war when she was captured in northeast Paris and…

Request a FREE 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster.  NOTE: Click on the Order Poster black button in the right side of the page.

Request a FREE 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day poster. NOTE: Click on the Order Poster black button in the right side of the page.

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war via TED. This is the rest of the story. 200 million natives were killed by the Spanish and European and they took the sacred land.

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war via TED. This is the rest of the story. 200 million natives were killed by the Spanish and European and they took the sacred land.

World War I - American prisoners of war and victims of German gas attacks. The eyes are bandaged due to medical reasons.

World War I - American prisoners of war and victims of German gas attacks. The eyes are bandaged due to medical reasons.

An American POW being released by his North Vietnamese and Viet Cong captors in February 1973.

An American POW being released by his North Vietnamese and Viet Cong captors in February 1973.

Prisoners of war - 1943 Katyn rows of polish soldiers buried on top of one another, Out of the 230,000 Polish prisoners of war taken by the Soviet army, only 82,000 survived

Prisoners of war - 1943 Katyn rows of polish soldiers buried on top of one another, Out of the 230,000 Polish prisoners of war taken by the Soviet army, only 82,000 survived

Resultado de imagen de prisoner of war pc

Resultado de imagen de prisoner of war pc

2013 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced

2013 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced

America’s 92-year-old Street Priest: "He and his brother Philip Berrigan, a Josephite priest and World War II combat veteran, along with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, led some of the first protests against the Vietnam War. In 1967 Philip Berrigan was arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience and was sentenced to six years in prison. Philip’s sentence spurred Daniel to greater activism. He traveled to Hanoi with the historian Howard Zinn to bring back three American prisoners of war."

America’s 92-year-old Street Priest: "He and his brother Philip Berrigan, a Josephite priest and World War II combat veteran, along with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, led some of the first protests against the Vietnam War. In 1967 Philip Berrigan was arrested for nonviolent civil disobedience and was sentenced to six years in prison. Philip’s sentence spurred Daniel to greater activism. He traveled to Hanoi with the historian Howard Zinn to bring back three American prisoners of war."

For most of human history, depending on the culture of the victors, combatants on the losing side in a battle could expect to be either slaughtered or enslaved. The first Roman gladiators were prisoners of war and were named according to their ethnic roots such as Samnite, Thracian and the Gaul (Gallus).[2] Homer's Illiad describes Greek and Trojan soldiers offering rewards of wealth to enemies who have defeated them on the battlefield in exchange for mercy, but this is not always accepted.

For most of human history, depending on the culture of the victors, combatants on the losing side in a battle could expect to be either slaughtered or enslaved. The first Roman gladiators were prisoners of war and were named according to their ethnic roots such as Samnite, Thracian and the Gaul (Gallus).[2] Homer's Illiad describes Greek and Trojan soldiers offering rewards of wealth to enemies who have defeated them on the battlefield in exchange for mercy, but this is not always accepted.

Andersonville Prisoners - Was Your Ancestor in a Civil War Prison? More than 13,000 Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War.  Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison. Lots of great links too.

Andersonville Prisoners - Was Your Ancestor in a Civil War Prison? More than 13,000 Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War. Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison. Lots of great links too.

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17)

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17)

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17)

Other Africana - Boer war prisoner of WAR (Pow) shoe horn made of horn - Marked CEYLON 1902 (50/23/06/17) for sale in Cape Town (ID:291272266)

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