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My Father's Erkennungsmarke from Stalag IVB


I remember reading a book about a famous RAF prisoner; his name escapes me but he escaped several times and if memory serves me correctly he used to break back in again. One amusing tale in the book was about the arrival of a new head of security who was SS and prided himself on his knowledge of English including colloquialisms. Following an unsuccessful escape attempt said SS officer addressed assembled prisoners. He said (I paraphrase from memory) "You English think we Germans are stupid when in fact we know fuck all".

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