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Niecodzienna codzienność – z życia w niewoli żołnierza epoki napoleońskiej
Unusual daily life of prisoners of war in the Napoleonic era

Author(s): Hubert Korzeniowski
Subject(s): Modern Age, 16th Century, 17th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: daily life of prisoners; wars in the Napoleonic era; soldiers; prison; conditions and alimentation of prisoners
Summary/Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to examine different problems of prisoners of war in the Napoleonic era – the question which has not been profoundly elaborated in Polish historiography yet. Conditions and alimentation of prisoners, war crimes and enforced enlisting in the enemy’s armies are the most important issues discussed in the article. Primary sources analyzed by the author were confined to diaries of Polish veterans of the Napoleonic Wars. Soldiers described their personal experience of English, Spanish, Austrian and Russian imprisonment. Therefore, the aforementioned problems were referred in the broader geographical and social context of the first decade of the 19th century.

  • Page Range: 138-148
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish