Information about Concentration Camp Prisoner Uniforms

Although the first example of civilian internment may date as far back as the 1830s, the English term concentration camp was first used in order to refer to the reconcentrados (reconcentration camps) set up by the Spanish military in Cuba during the Ten Years' War (1868–78). The similar camps were set up by the United States during the Philippine–American War (1899–1902). The term saw wider use around the Second Boer War (1899–1902), when the British operated such camps in South Africa for interning Boers, during the Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960) in Kenya against the British Empire, and during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973–1990) in Chile.