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…
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
What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was a prisoner of war
Michael Miller and Fred Barbash present a side-by-side comparison of the two men’s lives in the 1960s, when Mr. McCain served honorably in Vietnam through trial and torment, while Mr. Trump … well, you’ll want to read that for yourself, presented in his own words. The comparison can get a little ham-fisted and repetitive, but that can happen when your subject has supplied as much material as the fun-loving Mr. Trump. — John Schwartz, Science Reporter
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.