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1918

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The photograph on the left shows a loaf of bread sent to a German prison camp; when opened, on the right, the bread contained a compass which could be used by escapees for navigation. One of the repercussions of attempting to send contraband in POW parcels was to increase German surveillance of packages and tighter inspections. This often meant the destruction of food containers desperately needed by some prisoners for survival.

Keywords

Germany, Crime, Escape, French POWs, Nutrition

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