Internees - Why were people interned at the beginning of the war? Main page

Questions Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4
4a What do these figures show about the number of internees in Britain and the Dominions during the War?

4b Do you think Eduard Ries (source 3) would have had more chance of being released later on in the war?

4c Does the release of internees towards the end of the war mean the government were wrong to intern them at the beginning of the war?

Numbers of internees in UK 1941-1944

PRO ref: HO 215/272; Numbers of internees in UK 1941-1944