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Best Book on "Death March"

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War, MIA, & Internees' started by glund, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. glund

    glund New Member

    What are the best books out on the Death March out of Stalag Luft IV. My friends father endured it and I would like to give my friend the best documentation of it.
  2. j.peters140

    j.peters140 Active Member

    Suggestion...Post this again under the Books Section ?

    Jim :)
  3. Glund -
    Book - The Last Escape By John Nichol
    Lot of Information and some Photos about the
    evacuation of Stalag Luft IV and the Death March.
    I have it - Go0d Book!
  4. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    S/Sgt Dutch Borcherding,93rd BG / 328th BS had walking the death march from Nurnberg to Moosburg.
    He send me the story about it. When you are interested I will scan his story and send it to you.

  5. Jim Synan

    Jim Synan New Member

    Shoe Leather Express by Joe O'Donnell
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  6. Mike Osbourne

    Mike Osbourne New Member

    My father, who was on this march out of Luft IV, always said that they thought the Germans intended to use the POW's as "bargaining chips" to obtain better terms at war's end.
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  7. seesul

    seesul New Member

    Mike, does this book include also this picture?

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  8. BMBazooka

    BMBazooka Well-Known Member

    No, this photo is not in the book.
    May I ask for the source?
    Ist it Halle, 26th 1945?
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  9. seesul

    seesul New Member

    I got it from a friend of mine, a WW2 vet. He was a Stalag Luft 4 and on a Dead march. Yes, it's at Halle, April 26. He told me that he noted that someone took this picture but never saw it for the next 60 years or so and found it somewhere in the newspapers just by chance. That's him under the arrow.
  10. Mike Osbourne

    Mike Osbourne New Member

    seesul - I see that you have been answered already by BMBazooka. Good thing too as I have boxed up my copy in preparation of moving.....
  11. seesul

    seesul New Member

    Yeah, he saved a lot of work to you ;-) Anyhow thank you for watching this thread and good luck during moving!
  12. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

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