chapter  9
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Deciphering Dynamic Networks from Static Images: First World War Photographs at Douglas Camp

ByFirst World War Photographs at Douglas Camp HAROLD MYTUM

Civilian and merchant marine internees at the Douglas Camp on the Isle of Man demonstrated their creativity in many ways during the First World War through the production of a wide variety of items (Cresswell 2005) but also through their commissioning of photographs which were then printed as postcards that could be sent to family and friends. As a large and apparently complete collection of glass negatives of the images commercially taken for Douglas Camp by local professional photographers survives, this allows quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to take place, an approach not normally possible with material related to prisoners of war.