The prisoners’ courtyard at Colditz castle

The prisoners courtyard. Oflag IVC Prisoner of War camp, Colditz Castle,

Group of Dutch Navy officers and 'Moritz', one of the two dummy heads of POWs made to mislead German guards during daily roll calls. Oflag IVC, Colditz. Standing from left to right: Lieutenant Gijs van Nimwegen, Lieutenant Diederick van Lynden, Lieutenant Frits Kruimink, Lieutenant Down van der Krapp, Lieutenant Herman Donkers, Major Coen Giebel. Sitting with 'Moritz' on his shoulders is Lieutenant Leo de Hartog. 'Moritz' and 'Max' (second dummy) were made of plaster by a fellow Polish POW…

Group of Dutch Navy officers and 'Moritz', one of the two dummy heads of POWs made to mislead German guards during daily roll calls.

The rope of bed linen hanging on the west front of the guardhouse after the Polish Army officers, Lieutenant Mikołaj Surmanowicz and Second Lieutenant Mieczysław Chmiel, had been caught in mid-air, sliding past a window. Oflag IVC, Colditz Castle.

HU The rope of bed linen hanging on the west front of the guardhouse after the Polish Army officers Lieutenant Mikołaj Surmanowicz and Second Lieutenant Mieczysław Chmiel had been caught in mid-air sliding past a window

Map of Colditz Castle. It gained international fame as a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II for "incorrigible" Allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps.

Map of Colditz Castle. It gained international fame as a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II for "incorrigible" Allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps.

Colditz Castle in Saxony, Germany, where many British prisoners of war were sent. Their prison records are now available for the first time online

Mysteries of Colditz Castle revealed as escape records of Allies' daredevil PoWs go online for the first time

It is very easy to replace one form of imprisonment for another, perhaps more subtle and invidious, kind. Escaping the geographical Colditz does not necessarily imply that one has freed oneself fro…

COLDIZ CASTLE.  The first thing you need to know about Coldiz is that it is a lot smaller than you think it is.  The courtyard is about the size of two tennis courts and it really makes you wonder how all the prisoners managed to find a bit of space to pace about.  Unfortunately a hotel has now been built that covers about half of the courtyard so it is going to be really hard to imagine anyone at all in the piece of courtyard that is left.  You can visit the guard room, the chapel (where…

COLDIZ CASTLE. The first thing you need to know about Coldiz is that it is a lot smaller than you think it is. The courtyard is about the size of two tennis courts and it really makes you wonder how all the prisoners managed to find a bit of space to pace about. Unfortunately a hotel has now been built that covers about half of the courtyard so it is going to be really hard to imagine anyone at all in the piece of courtyard that is left. You can visit the guard room, the chapel (where…

Colditz Castle in Saxony, Germany, on 10 April 1945 just three days before US forces over-ran the area. Individual prisoners can be seen in the photograph

RAF's wartime reconnaissance photos go online in new archive

Colditz Castle in Saxony, Germany, on 10 April 1945 just three days before US forces over-ran the area. Individual prisoners can be seen in the photograph

Lieutenant Leo de Hartog shows off ‘Moritz’ a puppet created to mislead German guards during headcount. Colditz 1941

Lieutenant Leo de Hartog shows off ‘Moritz’ a puppet created to mislead German guards during headcount. Colditz 1941 [[MORE]] Moritz was part of a set of two puppets created by Dutch POWs in Colditz.

Jock Hamilton-Baillie's identity card from Colditz Castle, where he was sent following the Warburg Wire Job and Eichstatt Tunnel.

Operation Olympian saw 32 Allied PoWs escape from Oflag VI-B near Warburg. Legendary pilot Douglas Bader - who was a prisoner in the camp - described it as 'the most daring escape' of the war.

Colditz Castle.  The stone arch is known as the 'Whispering Arch' because a person whispering at one side of the arch can clearly be heard at the other. Real...

The stone arch is known as the 'Whispering Arch' because a person whispering at one side of the arch can clearly be heard at the other.

Única fotografía tomada del Colditz Cock (1945), avión fabricado con cobijas y tarimas para excapar de una prisión

theoddmentemporium: “ The Colditz Cock The Colditz Cock was a glider built by British prisoners of war for an escape attempt from Colditz Castle in Germany. The idea for the glider came from.

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To prevent the Nazi’s from finding out that two Dutch POWs had escaped from Colditz prisoner-of-war camp, Dutch POWs used two puppets, Max and Moritz, during the head count. Colditz Germany, 1945 (probably).

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