People from other countries, aside from the United States and Switzerland, also visited Handforth, generally for diplomatic or journalistic reasons. During the summer of 1915, for example, Einar Holten-Nielsen, a writer and former Danish army officer made a visit to Handforth and to the POW camp in nearby Leigh. As with most of the other visitors to Handforth, Holten-Nielsen had a generally positive view of the camp. In an article for the Danish newspaper, Politiken, he suggested that Handforth gave “less of an impression of being a POW camp, and more the sense of a large emigration hostel”. The camp, therefore, was perhaps not somewhere of great appeal, but the conditions were to be interpreted as pleasantly bearable rather than overtly oppressive.