DUE to the popularity of the Skipton’s First World War PoW Camp talk, first given on March 4, Anne Buckley, a lecturer in German at the University of Leeds, is repeating the talk on Thursday, April 1, at 7pm via Zoom for anyone who missed the last one.

Anne will reveal the fascinating story of Skipton’s First World War training and prisoner-of-war camp.

She will discuss her work in leading a team to produce an English translation of the book Kriegsgefangen in Skipton, published in 1920, written by 60 of the 900 German prisoners of war in Raikeswood Camp, Skipton during the First World War.

In addition, she will reveal some of the fascinating stories of the men themselves, who included naval captains, U-boat officers and airmen as well as foot soldiers.

Anne will describe the community projects linked to the camp organised as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Craven and the First World War project, based at Craven Museum in Skipton, including archaeology in residents’ gardens.

Anne edited the book: German Prisoners of the Great War. Life in a Yorkshire Camp, which was published on February 28.

To book your place at the Zoom meeting follow the link: bit.ly/3fmoX76 and click on the ‘Book Now ‘ link.