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Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British Army officer, barrister and politician.
Alain Le Ray (3 October 1910 – 4 June 2007) was a French general and Resistance leader.
Amigny-Rouy is a French commune in the department of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.
Abraham Pierre Tony Luteyn (10 February 1917 – 9 February 2003) was a Dutch officer who successfully escaped from the German prisoner of war camp of Colditz.
Gen. Antoni Chruściel (nom de guerre Monter; 1895–1960) was a Polish military officer and a general of the Polish Army.
The following events occurred in April 1945.
Arsène Marie Paul Vauthier (1885-1979) was a French Major General.
Prisoners made numerous attempts to escape from Oflag IV-C, one of the most famous German Army prisoner-of-war camps for officers in World War II.
Baron Élie Robert de Rothschild (29 May 1917 – 6 August 2007) was the guardian of the French branch of the Rothschild family banking dynasty.
Bedford Modern School (often called BMS) is a Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) independent school in Bedford, England.
Bibliography of Colditz Castle is a list of works about Colditz Castle, its history as POW camp Oflag IV-C, the attempts to escape Oflag IV-C and many prisoners memoirs.
Flight lieutenant Bill Goldfinch (19 July 1916 – 2 October 2007) was a Royal Air Force pilot who, with Tony Rolt and Jack Best, designed and built a glider in an attic of Colditz Castle, as part of the most audacious of all the projected escapes from the Second World War's most famous prison camp.
Group Captain Brian Paddon DSO (24 August 1908 – 1967?), was a Royal Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war and successfully escaped from Colditz Castle during the Second World War.
Cecil Hugh (Chookie) Latimer-Needham (20 Feb 1900 – 5 May 1975) was a British aircraft designer, inventor and aviation author.
Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt VC, ED (10 November 1908 – 12 July 2000) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross and Member of Parliament.
Charles Hazlitt Upham, (21 September 1908 – 22 November 1994) was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the Second World War; in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942.
Christopher William Clayton Hutton (1893–1965) a soldier, airman, journalist and inventor, was recruited as an intelligence officer to work for MI9, a branch of the British Military Intelligence, during the Second World War.
Colditz is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany.
Colditz is a two-part 2005 television drama miniseries, based on the book Colditz: The Definitive History by Henry Chancellor, and the Channel 4 television series Escape from Colditz.
Colditz is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974.
Castle Colditz (or Schloss Colditz in German) is a Renaissance castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony in Germany.
The Colditz Cock was a glider built by British prisoners of war for an escape attempt from Oflag IV-C (Colditz Castle) in Germany.
David Peter Lafayette Hunter MC (24 November 1919 – 5 September 2001) was a Royal Marines officer who was prisoner of war captive in Colditz Castle during the Second World War.
The following is a list of notable deaths in July 2013.
The following is a list of notable deaths in June 2013.
The Delousing break was a mass escape attempt by allied aircrew officers of British and American nationalities who were held as prisoners of war during the Second World War.
Captain Richard Herbert "Dick" Howe (21 June 1912 - 1981) was a British army officer during World War II.
"" (Thoughts are free) is a German song about the freedom of thought.
Flight Lieutenant Dominic Bruce (7 June 1915 – 12 February 2000) was a British Royal Air Force officer, known as the "Medium Sized Man" who made several attempts to escape from Colditz Castle.
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War.
Escape from Colditz is a strategy card and dice-based board game produced by Gibsons Games and first released in 1973.
Lieutenant Colonel Cuthbert Euan Charles Rabagliati, (1 January 1892 – 6 January 1978) was a British soldier, pilot, race car driver and intelligence officer.
The following events occurred in February 1918.
Francis Steinmetz (20 September 1914 – 2 January 2006) was an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy who escaped from Oflag IV-C, Colditz Castle, a German POW camp, during World War II, making a "home run" to safety.
Air Commodore Geoffrey Dalton Stephenson, (19 January 1910 – 8 November 1954) was a senior Royal Air Force officer.
George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig (15 March 1918 – 9 July 2009) was a British artist and peer who succeeded to the Earldom of Haig on 29 January 1928, at the age of nine, upon the death of his father, Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig.
George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, (7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011), styled The Hon.
During World War II, Nazi Germany engaged in a policy of deliberate maltreatment of Soviet prisoners of war (POWs), in contrast to their treatment of British and American POWs.
Giles Samuel Bertram Romilly, (19 September 1916 – 2 August 1967), was a journalist, Second World War POW, brother of Esmond Romilly, and nephew of Winston Churchill through his wife Clementine Churchill.
Gordonstoun School is a co-educational independent school for boarding and day pupils in Moray, Scotland.
Gottlob Christian Berger (16 July 1896 – 5 January 1975) was a senior German Nazi official who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS (lieutenant general), and was the chief of the SS Main Office responsible for Schutzstaffel (SS) recruiting during World War II.
Brigadier Edward Grismond Beaumont 'Gris' Davies-Scourfield was a British Army officer who became a Prisoner of War and escaped from Stalag XXI-D and Colditz Castle during the Second World War.
Gustave Marie Maurice Mesny (28 March 1886 – 19 January 1945) was a French Army general in command of the 5th North African Infantry Division who was captured during the Second World War.
Hamilton-Baillie is a family name.
Etienne Henri "Hans" Larive, MWO, DSC and bar, (23 September 1915 – 28 December 1984) was a Dutch naval officer during World War II.
Hedley Nevile 'Bill' Fowler (8 June 1916 – 26 March 1944) was a British Royal Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war and successfully escaped from Oflag IV-C at Colditz during the Second World War.
HMS Seal was one of six mine-laying submarines of the Royal Navy.
HMS Shark was a Royal Navy S-class submarine which was launched on 31 May 1934 and fought in the Second World War.
Hugh Glenrinnes Bruce (26 January 1919 – 9 January 2003) was a prisoner of war in Colditz Castle and later commanding officer of the Special Boat Service.
Brigadier Hugo Craster Wakeford Ironside OBE (14 June 1918 – 3 October 2008) was a British Army officer who, during World War II, tunnelled out of a Prisoner of War camp and later helped construct a glider, known as the 'Colditz Cock'.
Ion Ferguson Royal Army Medical Corps (1913-1990) was an Irish volunteer for the British army who escaped from Oflag IV-C, Colditz Castle, during the Second World War.
IVC can refer to.
Józef Unrug (6 October 1884 – 28 February 1973) was a Prussian-born Pole and Polish vice admiral who helped reestablish Poland's navy after World War I. During the opening stages of World War II, he served as the Polish Navy's commander-in-chief.
Jędrzej Giertych (7 January 1903 in Sosnowiec – 9 October 1992 in London) was a Polish right-wing politician, journalist and writer.
Jean Adolphe Louis Robert Flavigny (1880-1948) was a French general.
John Robert Edward "Jock" Hamilton-Baillie MC (1 March 1919 – 16 April 2003), was a British Royal Engineers officer famed for numerous escapes from German prisoner of war camps during World War II.
John Francis Arundell, 16th Baron Arundell of Wardour JP TD (18 June 1907 – 25 September 1944) was a British soldier.
John Alexander Elphinstone, 17th Lord Elphinstone and 3rd Baron Elphinstone (22 March 1914 – 15 November 1975) was a British nobleman and serviceman during World War 2.
Flight Lieutenant John William "Jack" Best MBE (6 August 1912 – 22 April 2000) was a British Royal Air Force pilot.
Josef Bryks, MBE, (18 March 1916, Lašťany – 11 August 1957, Ostrov nad Ohří) was a Czechoslovak cavalryman and fighter pilot who escaped the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and became a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
The following events occurred in July 1916.
The following events occurred in June 1915.
The following events occurred in June 1916.
Kazimierz Wincenty Iranek-Osmecki (noms de guerre Kazimierz Jarecki, Włodzimierz Ronczewski, Makary, Antoni Heller, Pstrąg; 5 September 1897 – 22 May 1984, London) was an infantry colonel (pułkownik) in the Polish Army, and colonel in Poland's Home Army (AK).
Captain Kenneth Lockwood MBE (17 December 1911 - 8 October 2007) was a stockbroker and an officer in the British Army.
Laurence Paul Fox (born 26 May 1978) is an English actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his leading role as DS James Hathaway in the British TV drama series Lewis from 2006 to 2015.
Below is a list of attempts to escape from Oflag IV-C, the famous prisoner-of-war camp.
This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events.
This is a list of individual aircraft which are notable in their own right.
The following is a list of some notable Old Bedford Modernians who are former pupils of Bedford Modern School in Bedford, England.
This is a List of Old Rugbeians, they being notable former students – known as "Old Rugbeians" of the Church of England school, Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
This is a list of Old Whitgiftians (abbreviated OWs), former pupils of Whitgift School, which is a British independent boys' day school in South Croydon.
This article is a list of prisoner-of-war camps in Germany (and in German occupied territory) during any conflict.
This list of prisoner-of-war escapes includes successful and unsuccessful attempts in chronological order, where possible.
Lord Elphinstone is a title in the Peerage of Scotland created by King James IV in 1510.
Louis Léon Marie André Buisson (1889–1945) was a French Major General.
Machiel van den Heuvel (7 May 1900, Haarlemmermeer – 29 June 1946, near Bandung) was a Dutch army officer.
Marlag und Milag Nord was a Second World War German prisoner-of-war camp complex for men of the British Merchant Navy and Royal Navy.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Martin John Gilliat (8 February 1913 – 27 May 1993) was a British soldier and courtier who served as Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for 37 years.
Mass escapes occur when 5 or more prisoners escape from a prison or prisoner-of-war camp at the same time.
Michael Charles Alexander (20 November 1920 – 19 December 2004) was a British Army officer, a World War II Prisoner of War held captive at Oflag IV-C, and later a writer.
Lieutenant Albert Michael Sinclair, DSO (26 February 1918 – 25 September 1944), known as the Red Fox, was a British prisoner at Colditz Castle (POW camp Oflag IV-C) during World War II.
Robert Charles Michael Vaughan Wynn, 7th Baron Newborough, DSC (24 April 1917 – 11 October 1998) was a British peer and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officer who played a decisive role during the St. Nazaire Raid in 1942 where he commanded a motor torpedo boat.
Michael Clive "Micky" Burn, MC (11 December 1912 – 3 September 2010) was an English journalist, commando, writer and poet.
Mission Greenwood-Rootham was a World War II Special Operations Executive (SOE) expedition to the Yugoslav Army in the Fatherland (chetniks) in Homolje district of Eastern Serbia near the border with Romania.
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (sometimes published as Octopussy) is the fourteenth and final James Bond book written by Ian Fleming in the Bond series.
Oflag IX-A was a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp located in Schloss Spangenberg ("Spangenberg Castle") in the small town of Spangenberg in northeastern Hesse, Germany.
Oflag VII-B was a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp for officers (Offizierlager), located in Eichstätt, Bavaria, about north of Munich.
Oflag VII-C was a World War II German prisoner-of-war camp for officers located in Laufen Castle, in Laufen in south-eastern Bavaria from 1940 to 1942.
Operation Albumen was the name given to British Commando raids in June 1942 on German airfields in the Axis-occupied Greek island of Crete, to prevent them from being used in support of the Afrika Korps in the Western Desert Campaign in the Second World War.
Patrick Robert Reid, MBE, MC (13 November 1910 – 22 May 1990) was a British Army officer and author of historical non-fiction.
Paul Priem (born 11 March 1893 in Posen, Imperial Germany; died 2 August 1943 in Leipzig, Nazi Germany) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a noted member of the German staff at the Colditz Castle POW camp.
Peter David Tunstall (1 December 1918 – 27 July 2013) was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force during World War II and as a POW was held prisoner at Colditz Castle.
Pierre Marie Jean-Baptiste Mairesse-Lebrun (16 March 1912 – 6 December 2003) was a French Army cavalry officer who became famous for his daring escape from Colditz castle, Oflag IV-C. He was born in Bauzy, Loir-et-Cher.
Reinhold Eggers (1890–1974) was the security officer at Oflag IV-C from November 1940 until April 1945, promoted to chief of security in 1944.
Baron Robert Rothschild (16 December 1911, in Brussels – 3 December 1998, in London) was a Belgian diplomat.
Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (30 August 1910 – 29 March 1944) was a South African-born British military aviator, who became famous as the organiser of a mass escape from a German prisoner of war camp in 1944.
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Bolton Littledale DSO (June 1902 – 1 September 1944) was a British Army officer who became a prisoner of war and successfully escaped from Colditz Castle during the Second World War but was killed in action on 1 September 1944.
The following events occurred in September 1915.
The following events occurred in September 1916.
Singen is an industrial city in the very south of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany and just north of the German-Swiss border.
Stalag Luft I was a German World War II prisoner-of-war (POW) camp near Barth, Western Pomerania, Germany, for captured Allied airmen.
Stalag Luft III (Stammlager Luft III; literally "Main Camp, Air, III"; SL III) was a Luftwaffe-run prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II, which held captured Western Allied air force personnel.
Stalag XXI-D was a German World War II PoW Camp based in Poznań (Posnan), Poland.
During World War I and World War II, the Swiss Confederation maintained armed neutrality.
General Tadeusz Komorowski (1 June 1895 – 24 August 1966), better known by the name Bór-Komorowski (after one of his wartime code-names: Bór – "The Forest") was a Polish military leader.
The Colditz Story is a 1955 prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and directed by Guy Hamilton.
"The March" refers to a series of forced marches during the final stages of the Second World War in Europe.
Major Anthony Peter Roylance "Tony" Rolt, MC & Bar, (16 October 1918 – 6 February 2008) was a British racing driver, soldier and engineer. A war hero, Major Rolt MC maintained a long connection with the sport, albeit behind the scenes. The Ferguson 4WD project he was involved in paid off with spectacular results, and he was involved in other engineering projects. At his death, he was the longest surviving participant of the first ever World Championship Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1950. He was one of the last pre-war winners remaining too - he won the 1939 British Empire Trophy, aged just 20 in 1939 - this was after he started his career in 1935, as a 16 year old, in a 3-wheeler Morgan in speed trials. He won the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans and participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix.
Torgau is a town on the banks of the Elbe in northwestern Saxony, Germany.
Flight Lieutenant Walter McDonald Morison (26 November 1919 – 26 March 2009) was a Royal Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war and was sent to Colditz for attempting to steal an enemy aircraft during the Second World War.
Events from the year 2013 in the United Kingdom.
4C may refer to.