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[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the American Revolutionary War

Crimean War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Crimean War prisoners of war

American Civil War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the American Civil War

Spanish American War[Bearbeiten]

Philippine Revolution[Bearbeiten]

Second Boer War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the Second Boer War

WWI[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in World War I

German Revolution[Bearbeiten]

WWII[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in World War II

Heimkehrer[Bearbeiten]

Category:Heimkehrer

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

Indonesian National Revolution[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the Indonesian Revolution

Korean War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the Korean War

Vietnam War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the Vietnam War

Falklands War[Bearbeiten]

Category:Prisoners of war in the Falklands War

Iran-Iraq War[Bearbeiten]

Soviet war in Afghanistan[Bearbeiten]

Desert Storm[Bearbeiten]