‘For you the war is over’: Scottish POWs 1914 - 1918

‘For you the war is over’ is a new National Records of Scotland exhibition telling the remarkable stories of Scottish Prisoners of War held in Germany between 1914-1918.

‘For you the war is over’: Scottish POWs 1914 - 1918

About ‘For you the war is over’: Scottish POWs 1914 - 1918

More than 170,000 British servicemen became prisoners of war of the Germans during the First World War. NRS is commemorating Scottish POWs in a unique exhibition that brings together privately-owned archives with our own documents, all on show for the first time.

The prisoners endured months or years of often gruelling captivity, and their stories of capture, survival, escape and release are truly extraordinary.

The private archives reveal the courage, resourcefulness and humour of four Scottish soldiers, while other documents show how POWs were supported from home, and uncover the fate of some of the thousands who died in captivity. The exhibition also features loaned artefacts on loan from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum and specially-recorded audio clips.

Venue: National Records of Scotland, HM General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

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