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The True Story of the Great Escape Stalag Luft III by Jonathan Vance

REVIEW: The True Story of the Great Escape Stalag Luft III by Jonathan Vance

There is an old concept that reminds us that although a particular movie was good, the book is usually significantly better. It certainly applies to the Story of The Great Escape. The film was based on the real events but with numerous compromises for its commercial appeal, such as including Americans among the escapees (none …

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The Doom Of the Van Imhoff

WWII Docu “The Doom of the Van Imhoff” focusing on a forgotten crime

“The Doom of the Van Imhoff” is a Dutch World War II documentary which focuses on a naval disaster / crime that was kept silent for decades. In 1942 near the coast of Sumatra, the Dutch steamer Van Imhoff, carrying hundreds of German prisoners of war, is bombed by a Japanese plane and sinks. The …

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Ronald M. Sparks - Korean war

Soldier Missing since the Korean War Finally Identified

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The remains of Army Cpl. Ronald M. Sparks, 19, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, were identified. He will be buried …

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt.

Ray Maloney’s Heartbreaking Words About Being A Prisoner Of War

World War II Veteran Ray Maloney was a P-47 pilot who was shot down over enemy territory and was taken to the Prisoner Of War Camp “Stalag Luft III”, in Zagan, Poland, which was run by the Luftwaffe. This was the same camp which served as the inspiration for the movie “The Great Escape“. What …

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Allied POW Camp for female German Prisoners of War in Vilvoorde

Shown are a selection of photographs that depict female German prisoners of war outside their tented accommodation in a camp for SS, Luftwaffe and civilian women prisoners. The Prisoner-of-War camp is presumably POW Camp 2218 and was managed by British forces of the 21st Army Group and housed over 12,000 Axis POWs, both men and …

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