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Arthur E. Adams Diary

Apr 14 2012in Letters, Photographs, Prisoners of War, Real Life Stories Jacksun 2 Comments »

Arthur E. Adams Diary

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National Archives reference and catalogue information

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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Africa and Italy POW camp map and Escapee and Evacuation route map

Nov 28 2011in Maps, Prisoners of War Jacksun 1 Comment »

North Africa and Italy POW Camp Map 1941 – 1942 Escapee and Evacuation Routes Africa and Crete Source nzetc.org

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Return to Dunkirk 70 Years on

Nov 26 2011in Prisoners of War, Real Life Stories JacksunTags: , ,
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Charlie Waite and Allan Jones have just been to France to visit his old battleground. A three part film has been put on You Tube and can be viewed by clicking on the embedded video links below.

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Stalag Luft III – the location of the Great Escape

Nov 26 2011in Prisoners of War, Real Life Stories Jacksun 1 Comment »

Andy Johnson (BBC Inside Out North West) goes in search of the prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III – the location of the Great Escape – after the discovery of the wartime diaries of Flt Lt Ted Nestor. Video Credits: Presenter: Simon O’Brien Presenter: Andy Johnson Reporter: Jacey Normand http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/

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The Great Escape

Nov 26 2011in Prisoners of War JacksunTags: , , , ,
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Allied aircrew shot down during World War II were incarcerated after interrogation in Air Force Prisoner of War camps run by the Luftwaffe, called Stalag Luft, short for Stammlager Luft or Permanent Camps for Airmen. Stalag Luft III was situated in Sagan, 100 miles south-east of Berlin, now called Zagan, in Upper Silesia, Poland. It [...]

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Complete Stalag Camp map

Nov 22 2011in Prisoners of War Jacksun 3 Comments »

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One Soldiers Tale – Bankau Stalag Luft 7 Diary

Nov 17 2011in Prisoners of War, Real Life Stories JacksunTags: , , , , ,
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In early 1945, as the Russian and Allied armies stormed their way across Europe and began to threaten Germany the Nazi’s began a process of moving POW’s deeper into Germany. Many of these POW’s were force marched for hundred’s of kilometers in the middle of winter with freezing cold temperatures, no food, no medical care, [...]

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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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