By Norman Sheffield Pugh
Revised and introduced by David Randall Thomas
DÖBERITZ – LIFE IN A FIRST WORLD WAR PRISON CAMP 1914-18. This is a personal account by Norman S Pugh, a Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve (RNVR) seaman who served under the Hawke Battalion in the defense of Antwerp between the 6th and 9th October until captured by the advancing German army. He was officially declared a prisoner of war at Döberitz on 5th December 1914 where he remained until after armistice when he was then repatriated, arriving at Leith on 16 December 1918.