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The Big Stunt – escape in the First World War

A German prisoner of war camp. A tunnel. A plan for a mass breakout. If you think this is a familiar story you’d be right – but this isn’t the ‘Great Escape’. This was the Big Stunt, when 10 Allied … Continue reading

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Exploring prisoner of war records: Jack Shaw’s story

Have you had a chance to explore the ICRC prisoner of war records yet? Charlotte Czyzyk explains how she used this incredible record set to uncover more about the life of Jack William Shaw, whose story features in the brand … Continue reading

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