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11 February 2011

Holzminden POW camp: The Great Escape of 1918

Scanned from the original which is part of the Liddle collection.

Holzminden POW Germany, July 1918, 60 officers began the escape attempt, getting away through a nearby field of rye. But the tunnel collapsed on the 30th man, blocking the escape route. Here we have a original note from the camp drawn by a POW which details the camp layout and where the escape tunnel was located.