The interned Germans and pro-Germans could hardly be expected to show much enthusiasm at the defeat and downfall of the Central Powers

Not everyone in Berkshire was pleased by the outcome of the war.

18 Nov 1918

Circular no. 172 of 14.11.18.

A thanksgiving service so far as it is applicable to this Place was held at both the RC service and that conducted by the Nonconformist Minister. There is no [Anglican] Chaplain.

I requested that the service should take the form of thanksgiving for the cessation of hostilities, without any reference to Victory as the Germans and pro-Germans who compose the congregations could hardly be expected to show much enthusiasm at the defeat and downfall of the Central Powers.

C M Morgan
Gov.

Reading Prison [Place of Internment] letter book (P/RP1/8/2/1)

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