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Stalag Luft I : an official account of the pow camp for air force personnel 1940-1945

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Stalag Luft I : an official account of the pow camp for air force personnel 1940-1945
Title
Stalag Luft I
Title remainder
an official account of the pow camp for air force personnel 1940-1945
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Located by the Baltic near the town of Barth in Western Pomerania, Germany, Stalag Luft I was one of a number of Stammlager Luftwaffe, these being permanent camps established and administered by the Luftwaffe, which were used to house Allied air force prisoners of war. Originally built for RAF personnel, by the time the camp was liberated by the Russians in May 1945, the camp contained approximately 7,500 American and 1,300 British and Commonwealth prisoners. The camp had expanded from the original single RAF compound, to a total of three. On 30 April 1945, the prisoners were ordered to evacuate the camp in the face of the advancing Soviet Red Army but refused. After discussions between the senior American and British officers and the Kommandant, it was agreed that to avoid unnecessary bloodshed the guards would depart, leaving the prisoners behind. The next day, the first Soviet troops arrived. This Official History of Stalag Luft I was prepared for the War Office just after the war, but was never released to the general public. It explores all aspects of the camp, from its administration, to the supply of the food and conditions the prisoners endured. Inevitably the author also investigates the subject of escapes, as well as the reprisals that followed."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
940.547243
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Stalag Luft I
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Stalag Luft I : an official account of the pow camp for air force personnel 1940-1945
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Officer's compound July 1940 to April 1942 -- NCOs' compound July 1940 to April 1942 -- NCOS' camp October 1942 to November 1943 -- Officers' camp November 1943 to May 1945
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT973899443
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781526708793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Stalag Luft I : an official account of the pow camp for air force personnel 1940-1945
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Officer's compound July 1940 to April 1942 -- NCOs' compound July 1940 to April 1942 -- NCOS' camp October 1942 to November 1943 -- Officers' camp November 1943 to May 1945
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT973899443
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781526708793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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