The clay soils at Bridgend made it harder to dig tunnels than the sandy soils underlying the Stalag
Luft III camp.
Supposedly under strict German army security protocols, Stalag
13 'boasts' the distinction of never ever having a prisoner escape.
borrowed By we all dead His first camp was Stalag
Luft I in Barth, Germany, and James soon developed itchy feet, dubbing his new home a "miserable, dreary little hole".
The Germans planned to send the Americans to Stalag
IIB north of Berlin, while the British prisoners were to remain at Muhlberg.
Davies took the acting skills he honed during his time at Stalag
Luft III back with him when he returned home to England.
He participated in the landing of the American forces in Europe, and was taken prisoner by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge, after which he was interned at Stalag
IXA, a POW camp near Ziegenhain, Germany.
17 (1953) FILM classic starring William Holden as a black market wheeler dealer at a German POW camp accused of turning informer when two US soldiers are killed during an escape attempt.
The officers went to Oflag VIIB camp at Eichstatt, Bavaria and the men to Stalag
VIIIB at Lamsdorf, farther east in Upper Silesia.
He and the other survivors were quickly captured by German soldiers and whisked away to the German POW camp named Stalag
Luft III became part of British military folklore on the night of March 24, 1944, when 76 PoWs staged a daring breakout from what the Germans believed was an escape-proof camp.
The Great Escape tells the true story of a mass breakout from the Stalag
Luft III POW camp in 1943.
Brodrick, who lived in the South African city of Durban, was one of the 76 men who tunneled their way out of a camp called Stalag