Bird: The Dartmoor Massacre

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'The War of 1812 is a mere postscript in American history - a skirmish between the Revolutionary War and World War I. This shameful 'forgetting' is partially due to the atrocities committed by our British 'friends' against American prisoners of war.

'Even students who know about the War of 1812 do not know about Dartmoor Prison, built to house those French and Americans who were captured on the seas, first thrown into prison ships because the British did not have any where else to put them, and finally into a cold, wet, dismal prison where even the rats did not want to live.

'Then they were shot at. and beaten. And tortured and killed.'

First edition 2002 paperback written by Vivian Bird, published by the Barnes Review - 111 pages.