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internment camp

noun
1.
a prison camp for the confinement of enemy aliens, prisoners of war, political prisoners, etc.
Origin of internment camp
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • The only place you can be safe is an English internment camp.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • Yet, however excellent the impression may be, an internment camp is a miserable place.

  • In a pathetic appeal to be given work the men at one internment camp here said, “We are simply rotting away.”

  • Did you read about that German naval officer who escaped from an internment camp last week?

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Well, amongst these liberated captives was one who told a sad tale of starvation at his internment camp.

  • A cricket match was taking place near a German internment camp.

    Anecdotes of the Great War

    Carleton Britton Case
  • At this place there was the German internment camp, and already there were plenty of both military and civilian prisoners.

  • Those two officers told me that to-morrow all aliens are to be sent from Klingelputz to the internment camp at Ruhleben.

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