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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 Hanov…