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Art may imitate life, but life's more surprising:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/hard-partying-pow-cam...
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You get on a train in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A week later, after travelling over 2,400 miles of boreal forest and Canadian prairie, any thought of escape is pretty much numbed out of you. Where, exactly, are you going to go?

When in Rome.

The camp guards referred to belonged to the Veterans Guard of Canada; as noted, veterans of the First World War.
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and for WWI, a luxury Camp (when visiting, I received info that after the Armistice, many of the single POWs were quite pleased to stay exactly where they were ~ No Wonder!):
http://www.visitmadisoncounty.com/who-we-are/town-of-hot-spr...
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Many German veterans returned to Canada and the United States after 1945; with their own country bombed into rubble, families dead, and the stain of Nazism upon the land and their souls, they found North America a welcome haven.

I understand more than a few Germans were "invited" to the Soviet Union for 10 year sabbaticals as well. They were not as lucky.
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Michael Dorosh wrote:
You get on a train in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

A week later, after travelling over 2,400 miles of boreal forest and Canadian prairie, any thought of escape is pretty much numbed out of you. Where, exactly, are you going to go?



I think nature is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome for a prisoner trying to escape whether it is the Alaskan wastelands, the Deserts of North Africa. the jungles of Borneo or even the rough tides around Alcatraz. We only seem to hear about escapes from the more urbanised areas.
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Dig resurrects history of Manitoba's German PoW camp:
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110805/arc...
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whatambush wrote:
I think nature is one of the hardest obstacles to overcome for a prisoner trying to escape whether it is the Alaskan wastelands, the Deserts of North Africa. the jungles of Borneo or even the rough tides around Alcatraz. We only seem to hear about escapes from the more urbanised areas.


Then there was at least one mass escape in Arizona, which is not the easiest of climates. http://www.amazon.com/Faustball-Tunnel-German-America-Blueja...

Lest you say, "It's a desert in December!" it gets cold at night in Arizona in December.
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