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 (stä′läg′, stăl′ăg′)
A German prisoner of war camp for officers and enlisted personnel.

[German, short for Stammlager, base camp : Stamm, base, stem (from Middle High German stam, from Old High German; see stā- in Indo-European roots) + Lager, camp, bed (from Middle High German leger, from Old High German legar, bed, lair; see lager).]


(ˈstælæɡ; German ˈʃtalak)
(Historical Terms) a German prisoner-of-war camp in World War II, esp for noncommissioned officers and other ranks
[short for Stammlager base camp, from Stamm base (related to stem1) + Lager camp]


(ˈstæl əg, ˈstɑ lɑg)

a German military camp in World War II for prisoners of war.
[1940–45; < German, short for Sta(mm)lag(er)=Stamm cadre, main body + Lager camp]
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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.
6 STALAG 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 1.
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 Luft III.