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02-28-2006, 05:29 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile15123/Colditz-Castle---with-overlays.htm>Colditz Castle - with overlays</a></b><br><br>Colditz Castle dates back to about 1200AD but became notorious during World War II as Oflag IVc (Officer's Camp IVc), a prisoner-of-war camp for &quot;incorrigible&quot; allied officers who had repeatedly escaped from other camps. The Nazi SS made Colditz a Sonderlager (high-security prison), the only one of its type within Germany. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring even declared Colditz &quot;escape-proof&quot;. This was in part because of its lack of escapes during its term as prison camp in World War I, but mostly due to it being the only German prisoner-of-war camp with more guards than prisoners. Yet despite this audacious claim, there were multiple escapes by British, French, Polish, Dutch, and Belgian inmates.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/266970Clipboard15.jpg>