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Dr Rachel Pistol is a Digital Historian & Author of modern British and American history. To find out more about her research interests, consultancy and areas of expertise click here.

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British Internment and the Internment of Britons - now out!

Very little has been written about the experience of interned Britons on the continent during the Second World War compared with continentals interned in Britain. Even fewer accounts exist of the regime in British Dominions where British guards presided over the camps. This collection is the first to bring together the British experiences, as the common theme, in one study. The new research presented here also offers updated statistics for the camps whilst considering the period between 1945 to the present day through related site heritage issues.

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Channel 5 'No Place Like Home'

Journalist and news broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire comes home to Greater Manchester, including a visit to the notorious former internment camp, Warth Mills.

​The segment where Rachel discusses Warth Mills with Victoria starts at 28:15 in the video.

​January 11, 2023

Sky News 'Common Ground'

Should Russian tennis players be banned from Wimbledon? Trevor Phillips is joined by: historian Dr Rachel Pistol and Dr Mike Duignan, Director of the Observatory for Human Rights and Major Events at the University of Surrey.

May 3, 2022

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Internment during the Second World War

“Rachel Pistol's well-researched review of Axis and Japanese American internment during WWII in both Great Britain (Isle of Man) and the US (West Coast) is well and clearly written … This very challenging book is expertly written and very welcome in the study of internment during WWII. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates and above.” –  CHOICE

Now available in paperback!

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Internment during the Second World War

“Rachel Pistol's well-researched review of Axis and Japanese American internment during WWII in both Great Britain (Isle of Man) and the US (West Coast) is well and clearly written … This very challenging book is expertly written and very welcome in the study of internment during WWII. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers; upper-division undergraduates and above.” –  CHOICE

Now available in paperback!

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Read Rachel Pistol's Feature Article in Presidential Studies Quarterly on postwar US Presidents and the history of Japanese American incarceration. Full text available on Open Access.

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