DARTMOOR PRISON 1806-1932 A Record of the 126 Years of Prisoner of War and Convict Life

Author: Rhodes (A.J.
Year: 1933
Publisher: John Lane the Bodley Head
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg.
Price: 20.00
Hardback. The facts relating to Dartmoor Prison in some of its aspects are stranger than fiction, and the author endeavoured to draw a faithful picture of the principal episodes in the extraordinary history of the prison, the foundations of which were laid 126yrs previously. Much had been written of the prison in the days immediately following its use for the confinement of French and American prisoners of war; the public at the time only had vague ideas on the subject. By searching the files of newspapers (some dating back more than 120yrs), together with the author's own knowledge of the prison, gained as a journalist, and experience of escapes and other incidents, including the great mutiny of January 24, 1932, covers a long period. The result is an outline of the amazing and comprehensive story of the prison. Chapter headings include : A Cesspool of Humanity; French Occupation: A Receptacle of Human Flesh; A Living Tomb: The Unspeakable Romans; When the Americans Came; Come and See This Chicamaree; Blunder-Mutiny-Death; The Church Built by Prison Hands; From War to Convict Prison; Dartmoor 'Neath the Snows; Escapes; When Mutiny Was Common; The Great 'Emuete': Causes; Types at "The Moor" + much more. Illus. + Index. 304pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. With small insc. to fep, lightly browned edges and eps, patchily faded covers, with an imprint of the dw. image to fr. cover. Vg.


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