Prisoner of war

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A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

The laws apply from the moment a prisoner is captured until he is released or repatriated. One of the main provisions of the convention makes it illegal to torture prisoners, and states that a prisoner can only be required to give his name, date of birth, rank and service number (if applicable).

Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention protects captured military personnel, guerrilla fighters and certain civilians.

American Revolutionary War[edit]

Category:American Revolutionary War prisoners of war

Crimean War[edit]

Category:Crimean War prisoners of war

American Civil War[edit]

Category:American Civil War prisoners of war

Spanish American War[edit]

Philippine Revolution[edit]

Second Boer War[edit]

Category:Second Boer War prisoners of war


Category:Prisoners of war in World War I

German Revolution[edit]


Category:Prisoners of war in World War II



English: German POWs returning home after the end of WWII
Deutsch: Heimkehrer

Indonesian National Revolution[edit]

Category:Indonesian Revolution prisoners of war

Korean War[edit]

Category:Korean War prisoners of war

Vietnam War[edit]

Category:Vietnam War prisoners of war

Falklands War[edit]

Category:Falklands War prisoners of war

Iran-Iraq War[edit]

Soviet war in Afghanistan[edit]

Desert Storm[edit]