Start A Petition

Revealed: Extraordinary Story of British WWI Captain Released By Kaiser From German Prison Camp So He Could See His Dying Mother

World  (tags: WWI, Kaiser Wilhelm II, war, world, humans, Germany, Great Britain, politics, government, society )

- 2059 days ago -
Captain Robert Campbell, aged 29, was captured just weeks after Britain declared war on Germany in July, 1914. After two years in Magdeburg Prisoner of War Camp the British officer received word from home his mother Louise Campbell was close to death.


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 11:02 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 11:05 am
probably thought a lot of his own mother to do this

Emma S (239)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 11:40 am
Really interesting story - hadn't heard it before. Thank you, Carrie.

Sheila D (194)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 8:40 pm
Thanks for the fascinating story. Too bad the British couldn't do the same for the prisoner whose father was dying...

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 9:53 pm
It was a different world then. certainly. This is the same war in which the British and Germans refused to fight on Christmas Day and instead celebrated together. If my memory serves that was in 1916 also. The day after, the fighting started anew. Public Radio made a broadcast on it which my local station has rented and aired for I think two years now.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 12:56 am
That really is extraordinary.

Thank you.

Kate K (215)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 2:56 pm
Yes, Joanne, there is a book about it there is a picture of adolph hitler in one of the pictures before he was the tyrant and merely a young solder. My daughter has read almost every book on WWI I think. She is a fountain of knowledge so I have learned things from her and read some of the books. This is yet another interesting story from that war. The Christmas day one is a most fascinating one., not something that would happen today I am guessing.

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 3:31 pm
What a lovely story...

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:56 pm
A very interesting bit of history. Thanks for sharing.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 9:56 pm
Carrie, thanks for sharing this. What a great story!!

l L (1)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 9:42 pm
T for sharing.. Does anyone have any information about the use of chemical gas in the first world war? Congress keeps making reference to it, but I never heard anything of it.

Have any of you?

Carrie B (306)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 11:01 pm
lyn L., I just sent you a message.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in World

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.