The Long Road: Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners from Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin , June 1944 - May 1945

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Grub Street Publishing, Mar 19, 2014 - History - 400 pages
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This book is firstly a testament to those of many nationalities who found themselves imprisoned at Stalag Luft VII, Bankau (Luft 7 for short) in Upper Silesia, the Luftwaffe s last prisoner of war camp. Having survived the trauma of action against, and capture by, the enemy, some as far back as 1940, they came from France, the Low Countries, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Balkans, Italy, Hungary, the Mediterranean and other seas, and from North Africa. Many of their experiences and adventures have never been documented before. It is also the complete history of their prisoner of war (POW) camp, Luft 7, told in full detail for the first time, a camp that existed for barely thirty-two weeks from its opening in early June 1944 to its closure in mid January 1945.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Preface
14
Truppen 1 2
25
Truppen 3 4
46
Truppen 5 6 7
68
Truppen 817
98
Truppen 1828
138
Truppen 2935
160
Truppen 5156
202
Chapter Eleven The Last Trupp The Camp is Struck January 1945
222
Evacuation
237
Chapter Thirteen Stalag IIIA Luckenwalde and Liberation
255
Postscript
273
FL A H Hammet DFM RAAF
279
Endnotes
348
Bibliography
356

Truppen 3646? Arnhem
170
Truppen 47?50
189

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This book is firstly a testament to those of many nationalities who found themselves imprisoned at Stalag Luft VII, Bankau (Luft 7 for short) in Upper Silesia, the Luftwaffe s last prisoner of war camp. Having survived the trauma of action against, and capture by, the enemy, some as far back as 1940, they came from France, the Low Countries, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Balkans, Italy, Hungary, the Mediterranean and other seas, and from North Africa. Many of their experiences and adventures have never been documented before. It is also the complete history of their prisoner of war (POW) camp, Luft 7, told in full detail for the first time, a camp that existed for barely thirty-two weeks from its opening in early June 1944 to its closure in mid January 1945.

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