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…

American Civil War POW.  c. 1865.  How sad what we do to other human beings ... In the name  of war.

American Civil War POW. c. 1865. How sad what we do to other human beings ... In the name of war.

German prisoners of war in Moscow (1944) Approximately 3 million German prisoners of war were captured by the USSR during WWII, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POW were employed as forced labor in the USSR wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released, in 1956 the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR

German prisoners of war in Moscow (1944) Approximately 3 million German prisoners of war were captured by the USSR during WWII, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POW were employed as forced labor in the USSR wartime economy and post war reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released, in 1956 the last surviving German POW returned home from the USSR

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.

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.

As bad as Andersonville was for the Union, the northern prisons were no better. Camp Douglas Confederate prisoners

As bad as Andersonville was for the Union, the northern prisons were no better. Camp Douglas Confederate prisoners

ZIPPO 1941 Black CRACKLE Prisoners of War POW-MIA Windproof Lighter! 28873

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ZIPPO 1941 Black CRACKLE Prisoners of War POW-MIA Windproof Lighter! 28873

America's Last Prisoner of War, Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone: June 7, 2012; The story of Bowe Bergdahl, captured by Taliban in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, and still in their custody; written by the now 'silenced' Michael Hastings. Was he silenced regarding information he had about this story?

America's Last Prisoner of War

America's Last Prisoner of War, Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone: June 7, 2012; The story of Bowe Bergdahl, captured by Taliban in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, and still in their custody; written by the now 'silenced' Michael Hastings. Was he silenced regarding information he had about this story?

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