oflag

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oflag

(ˈɒfˌlɑːɡ)
n
(Military) a German prisoner-of-war camp for officers in World War II
[German, short for Offizierslager officers' camp]
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While captured non-commissioned officers and enlisted men were sent to stalags and to work, by international convention officers were not required to work and were sent to oflags. In July 1940, five-thousand new arrivals with time on their hands combined their areas of expertise and set up their own administrative structure over time creating a small town with its own university, library, newspaper, theater, and orchestra.
Tous les soldats, meme juifs, qui etaient dans les Stalags et les Oflags, c'est-a-dire des camps de prisonniers de soldats et d'officiers, sont revenus.
The number oflags (n) chosen in equation (2) should be sufficient to ensure that the error term [] , is white noise.
It is evident that the 'British' POWs received relatively favorable treatment, both within their Oflags and Stalags and at their workplaces.
(2) Although the German Army differentiated between camps for officers and enlisted by referring to them as "oflags", similarly abbreviated from offizier lager, and stalags, respectively, the Luftwaffe referred to all of their prisons for Allied flyers as stalag lufts (luft meaning "flight").