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Dec 8 2011in Evasion and Escape, Prisoners of War, Research JacksunTags: , , , ,
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Top Level Index to Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 1-3122, dated 1940-1945 and post D-day 3123–> Files are held at the National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU WO 208/3298 Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 1-40 1940 WO 208/3299 Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 41-96 1940 WO 208/3300 Escape/Evasion Reports: Code MI9/SPG: 97-159 1940 WO 208/3301 […]

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Victims of The Great Escape

Nov 14 2011in Evasion and Escape, Real Life Stories JacksunTags:
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Victims The day after the mass escape from Stalag Luft III, Hitler gave personal orders that every recaptured officer was to be shot. Reichsmarschall Hermann G├Âring, head of the Luftwaffe, Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich Himmler, chief of state security, and Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel head of the German High Command, who had ultimate control over prisoners of […]

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Mass Escapes from German POW Camps

Nov 14 2011in Evasion and Escape, Prisoners of War JacksunTags:
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Mass escapes occur when 5 or more prisoners escape from a prison or prisoner-of-war camp at the same time. Most mass escapes occur after many months of careful planning and preparation, but seldom achieve complete success as usually the detaining power maximises the effort to find and recapture the escapers. Date Escape known as POW […]

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