Thursday, 7 December 2017

Lot 98

Two Prisoner of War carved bones, decorated with roses and carved Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  25cm long  

From August 1914 the British Government passed the Aliens Restrictions Act enabling the control of movement of “enemy aliens”.  Thus, on the 17th November 1914, over 23,000 internees from several nationalities including German, Austrian and Turkish began moving into Knockaloe Farm, Patrick Village on the Isle of Man which became the largest internment camp of World War I.  The prisoners were held in 23 compounds inside barbed wire with 4,000 armed National Guard soldiers and 250 civilians employed.

To be sold in the Antique and Interiors Auction 13th December 

Estimate £40 - £60

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