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Plan of Knockaloe Internment Camp

Date made: 1917

Description: Plan of Knockaloe Internment Camp with greenery and some small houses all around. Football posts to the left-hand side. Sea seen beyond hill to the rear left-hand side and houses to the right-hand side. Cloudy sky above.

Signed and Dated.

Internees were held on the Isle of Man in two camps, a requisitioned holiday camp in Douglas and a purpose built camp located at Knockaloe near Peel on the west coast of the Island. These held at their peaks over 4,000 and 23,000 men in some cases for nearly five years between opening in 1914 and final closure in 1919. Over 30,000 men passed through Knockaloe between 1914 and 1917 more than the population of Douglas the largest town.

Measurements: artwork: 47 cm x 72 cm

Materials: paper : watercolour & pen & ink

Object name: painting

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1961-0161



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