POW life in Germany

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by HA96, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. HA96

    HA96 Member

  2. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I get a “page not found” when I click the link.
     
  3. HA96

    HA96 Member

    no idea, why it does not work, In addition I copied the link to a WORD page, but not possible to upload it.
    You could try to search for in the Daily telegraph Media T.
    It is about a STALAG in Bavaria and the theatre show performed by british troops.
    Stefan.
     
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  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Its not the usual '404 Not found' error:

    The requested page "/editions/edition_7x8vX_2018-04-04/d" could not be found.
     
  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    The difficulty in access may be due to The Daily Telegraph having a pay wall?

    Steve
     
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  6. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    Bearable is the friendships and Red Cross Parcels. The rest of what they endured was sheer misery- lice, random shooting and beatings, malnutrition, filthy conditions, rats, severe hunger, back breaking labour, boredom, suicides, people going insane etc.
     
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  7. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Barbara,
    all true. I can only comment on the OFLAG VB. I am sure there were many other camps with much worse condiditions.
    And a prison camp is a prison camp, no matter what individuals were trying to make it bearable.
    Stefan.
     
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  8. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    Hi Stefan
    The Oflags do sound much better than the Stalags.
     
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  9. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Hi Barbara,
    very true, however I have reports from a Stalag in Austria were the guys worked in the vinyards and such, had healthy food and were looked after by a very friendly farmers family. The farm is still there today.
    Stefan.
     
  10. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    Hi Stefan,
    I’ve read that Farm work was a welcome change from being in the camp and often the best chance of better food- depending on the farmer.
    But overall, Stalags were not good places to be :(
     
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  11. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Hi Barbara,
    I am 100% in agreement. To me STALAG should rally be translated to Straflager which in English would be Punishment Camp.:forkeyes:
     
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