Attempts to Escape Oflag IV-C

Attempts to Escape Oflag IV-C

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Prisoners made numerous attempts to escape Oflag IV-C, one of the most famous German Army prisoner-of-war camps for officers in World War II. Between 30 and 36 (German/Allied figures) men succeeded in their attempts. The camp was located in Colditz Castle, situated on a cliff overlooking the town of Colditz in Saxony.The German Army made Colditz a Sonderlager (high-security prison camp), the only one of its type within Germany. Field Marshal Hermann G ring even declared Colditz "escape-proof." Yet despite this audacious claim, there were multiple escapes by British, Canadian, French, Polish, Dutch, and Belgian inmates. Despite some misapprehensions to the contrary, Colditz Castle was not used as a Prisoner-of-War camp in World War I.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135946277
  • 9786135946277