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Two slices of white bread


During their long years of imprisonment, men dreamt of escape and freedom. Most soldiers working 12 hours in a factory or in a mine were too tired to escape but many officers did attempt escape though very few succeeded in reaching Britain. Finally in 1945 all the DLI's prisoners of war were freed and returned home to rebuild their lives.

Richard Forbes

Richard Forbes

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Richard remembers an escape tunnel in a prisoner of war camp.

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John Douglas

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John remembers being freed by American soldiers in 1945.

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