115,950 prisoners to be housed in Britain, that constitutes a lot of people and the troops to manage them but more importantly, where to put them.
In 1910, calico printers Symonds, Cunliffe and Co. added four very large sheds to their Handforth operations with the aim of expanding output of the Print Works, originally built in 1861.
Being of Jewish origin, the family were obliged to leave Eastern Europe in the 17th century, where opinion had turned against them. They were not alone, of course.
Hermann Hesse is, quite possibly, unique in the story of the British Army in the Great War, as he may well have been the only officer to have served in both the German and British armies.
On May 1st 1915 the Cunard liner RMS Lusitania left New York on her return journey back to Liverpool.