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Offline Lisa_Dee1969

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Re: Please can anyone tell help P.O.W
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 05 November 20 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Cheers Shaun, I suppose a goo defer months will be worth it. Im currently reading stories about Stalag IVC Wistritz bei Teplitz. Ive found out the Ore Mountains were nearby so maybe that's where they ran to?
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:08 GMT (UK) »
I've just been reading some mid-1945 newspaper reports of returning PoWs from Stalag 4c.

Some say that the guards fled as the Russians approached, leaving the prisoners in charge of the camp. Some cut the wire and escaped on foot, to find allied troops, Others say that when the Russians liberated the camp they shot the guards who had been cruel to the prisoners. One report said that there were SS in the hills around the camp. The SS used the camp as cover when they were retreating and were responsible for the deaths of several PoWs.

I'm sure there must be more written about the final days of Stalag 4C.
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« Reply #21 on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:22 GMT (UK) »
This is worth a read - someone who was in Stalag 4c: https://www.pegasusarchive.org/pow/john_bell.htm
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Wow thank you.....Makes me wonder how the hell he still remained sane, these poor guys :(
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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Im trying to educate myself with Military lol. That story wow, how did they get through, I'm crying :(
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