The Shoe Leather Express – Stalag Luft IV

(Posted: January 7, 2012)

When the prisoners were preparing to evacuate the camp, Stalag Luft IV, it was thought that they would be on a 3-day march to their new home.  Three days in their weakened condition and in the severe winter weather would be bad enough but what they had to endure is unfathomable.  It is unimagineable for most of us today to walk for any length of time in winter conditions.  The faith, endurance and the strong will to survive would be the key as well as friend looking out for friend. 

NOTE:  A correction: The word “concubine” was misused.  It should be “combine.”






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