Radford's P. O. W. Camps: Social Analysis

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Both social and economic institutions emerged in Radford’s P.O.W. camps. Social institutions usually describe groups of people coming together in a community, whether that community is large or small. The prisoners under the control of an external force had to find a way to coexist as a community. This community, although a prison camp, still obeyed the laws of their countries military in terms of order and hierarchy. The Senior British Officer and the Medical Officer exerted some control in Radford’s camp to try to create price stability and sought to control over-selling at the detriment of one's health. Although the prisoners did not work for their supplies, they all received an equal share of supplies. The prisoners quickly realized

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