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War and WelfareBritish POW Families, 1939–45$
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Barbara Hately-Broad

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719078545

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.001.0001

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‘The fortunes of war’ – uncertainty and economic hardship

‘The fortunes of war’ – uncertainty and economic hardship

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War and Welfare
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Barbara Hately-Broad

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0005

This chapter deals with the administration of allowances for the families of servicemen taken captive both by the Germans and Italians in Europe and by the Japanese in the Far East. It explains the problem of delays to payment of allowances suffered by many service families and the problems associated with ascertaining the true status of ‘missing’ servicemen. Prisoner-of-war families often faced further delays to the payment of their allowances in relation to the physical arrangements for such payments. The chapter explores different schemes, whereby the families of prisoners of war could receive the allowances as well as withdraw the amount from the servicemen's account. It discusses how the driving force behind the decision was the scale of the administrative burden caused by the implementation of such a system rather than the needs of the families concerned.

Keywords:   allowances, missing servicemen, prisoner, war families, administrative burden

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