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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 volumes or 0.01m3


Name of creator(s)


Administrative / Biographical history

Ruhleben Camp was an internment camp near Berlin, Germany, which housed civilians of the Allied Nations who were living, working or holidaying in Germany on the outbreak of World War One. Camp detainees were allowed to administer their own affairs and were provided with amenities including a printing press. The volumes belonged to William Hunter, Chief Engineer aboard civilian ship the EDWIN HUNTER, which was docked in Kiel, Germany, at the outbreak of World War One.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family, October 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Bound issues of In Ruhleben Camp , the Ruhleben camp magazine, June 1915 - June 1917; with two issues of La Vie Française de Ruhleben , April 1916 and July 1916. Also The History of Ruhleben: A Record of British Organisation in a Prison Camp in Germany , Joseph Powell (Captain of the Camp) and Francis Gribble (W. Collins, London, 1919).

System of arrangement

3 volumes

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archives and Information Management.

Language/scripts of material

English, French

Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Katharine Higgon.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Sept 2007

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  • Humanitarian law
  • International conflicts
  • Internment camps
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Ruhleben camp, internment camp


  • Germany

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