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Old 09-29-2018, 01:55 PM   #181
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Default Spangenberg Castle (Schloss)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spangenberg_Castle_(Hesse)

A sad tale of the fate of an important historical place. I hadn't realised that the original castle was virtually destroyed by a bombing raid shortly after evacuation of the PoWs
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:13 PM   #182
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Abebooks is a dangerous website to visit

Just take all of my money!!!
I too learned that lesson many moons ago
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:03 PM   #183
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Default Have a Very Kriegie Christmas!

Christmas in a WW2 PoW camp

http://www.merkki.com/christmas_and_world_war_ii.htm

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/wa...christmas-1944

https://eu.greatfallstribune.com/sto...ight/13406997/
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:16 PM   #184
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Default Aussie Battler



The most amazing WW2 escape story I've never heard of... Ralph Churches, aka "The Crow"

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/...14-p4z4e4.html
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Old 03-05-2019, 02:40 PM   #185
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:34 AM   #186
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I just came across this, a PoW movie with a 'true story' tag

"Treats the PoW experience seriously" it says on the box... well I'll let you know



Edit: What a great movie... it's just wonderful! Impeccable production, performances, acting, direction and music... not least the music. I was anticipating at best a capable/bearable PoW yarn with amateur performances and rickety sets... but this just knocked me out completely. A totally magical and immersive film
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:19 AM   #187
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Just picked up this one. Technically it's not a POW book as they were never in the custody of the Japanese but they made their bid for escape after the surrender of Corregidor so close enough in my book.



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Old 05-18-2019, 01:24 PM   #188
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I have to get hold of this book sometime:



https://www.amazon.co.uk/Password-Co.../dp/0285635875
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That one was made into a movie too!


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Old 05-18-2019, 04:15 PM   #190
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Yes, I was reading an assessment today that said the movie just did not do full justice to the man or his daring deeds... almost as though they feared no-one would believe it
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Yes, I was reading an assessment today that said the movie just did not do full justice to the man or his daring deeds... almost as though they feared no-one would believe it
Sadly this is true of most movies based on real events. I've felt that way with The Great Escape having read the book the movie really didn't do the real escape and the job the escapee's did justice.
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Old 05-19-2019, 06:29 AM   #192
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I've had this for a while, picked up in a thrift shop. This is an advance proof copy so no sleeve on it

Subtitled "The untold story of how one French community defied the Nazis and saved thousands of lives"

By Peter Grose; Nicholas Brealey Publishing; ISBN 978 1 857886269




There was a letter from the publisher slipped inside, detailing the book...

Quote: "... the villagers saved the lives of over 5000 men, women and children, many of them Jewish, in full view of the Nazis and the Vichy collaborators. It features an extraordinary cast of characters. They include the.... glamorous female SOE agent with a wooden leg (which she called 'Cuthbert')...." etc
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:58 PM   #194
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Default The Diggers of Colditz

One for the Christmas list maybe?



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...ers_Of_Colditz

https://www.amazon.com/Diggers-Coldi.../dp/0864178395
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Amazon UK is by far the cheapest Amazon option.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...&creative=6738
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