Volunteering Germans imprisoned (2 December 1914)

On December 2, 1914 the Berliner Journal reported another case of anti-German oppression in which soldiers with German names serving in the Canadian Army were being imprisoned. The British war ministry had commanded this action and it seemed that the soldiers might end up in a concentration camp. Ironically, many of these men had already fought under the British flag in South Africa and elsewhere, and some had even received medals from Queen Victoria for their bravery.

BJ-1914-12-02-Volunteering Germans imprisoned

(„Deutsche Namen die Ursache von Verhaftungen“, Berliner Journal, 2 December 1914)