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Prisoners & Escape: Those Who Were There

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Rachel Bilton (Ed.) Pen & Sword, 2017, £12.99, paperback, 175 pp, ills, short index, no refs, ISBN 978-1-47386-709-3 Book Review by Dennis Williams Prisoners and Escape: Those Who Were There (reviewed here) replicates the format of In the Trenches: Those Who Were There (reviewed below) bringing together 11 individual stories drawn from the…


052: April 1998

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054: January 1999

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116: October 2019 Special Edition

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I escape from Groningen!

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After the fall of Antwerp in 1914, an R.N.D. Able Seaman is interned in Holland but escapes to England. The following is an extract from the account of Able Seaman John Henry Bentham, Benbow Battalion, Royal Naval Division which, for reasons of brevity, omits many photographs and details of camp life, incidents during the escape, and his eventual …


Holzminden ‘Colditz’ of the First World War?

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The Second World War is probably more associated with escape exploits of prisoners of war, but there were a number of daring escapes (some more successful than others) during the Great War. The escape of 29 officers from Holzminden PoW Camp is probably the first ‘great escape’. Holzminden was a prison camp situated sixty miles south west of Hanove…


ONLINE: The Escape Artists with Neal Bascomb

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The presentation will be live and online.  In the winter trenches and skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death, only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany’s archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a land-locked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape…


Richard Lloyd - 'Escapers All'

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In this talk, Richard Lloyd will discuss the stories of officers and men who escaped from German captivity during 1914-1918.

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.