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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    4. We actively encouraged allied interees to escape in the latter part of the war.
    I remember seeing on TV once where an relative of an RAF internee described how he "escaped" back to Northern Ireland while on day pass from the Curragh only to be sent back by the RAF who where afraid of offending the Irish Authorities!
    Well, government doesn't stop just because the country's been destroyed! I mean, annihilation's bad enough without anarchy to make things even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTU View Post
    I remember seeing on TV once where an relative of an RAF internee described how he "escaped" back to Northern Ireland while on day pass from the Curragh only to be sent back by the RAF who where afraid of offending the Irish Authorities!
    The guy was Canadian, He signed his pass stating he would return. Went back in to get his gloves (Returned) And headed off again without signing a new bond. He was sent back for breaking the spirit of the arrangement. Allies also had a tunnel on the go. Which the camp guards would measure each week while the prisoners were out on their passes. Gave them something to do and sure they would only start another one anyway. Was only "discovered" when near the wire.
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    I think that guy's name was Wolf. I thought he was a US citizen who joined the RAF early in the war. There is a book called Guests of the State by T. Ryle Dwyer on the allies and axis internees during WW2.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...s_Of_The_State

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    I think that guy's name was Wolf. I thought he was a US citizen who joined the RAF early in the war. There is a book called Guests of the State by T. Ryle Dwyer on the allies and axis internees during WW2.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...s_Of_The_State
    Spitfire down: The WWII camp where Allies and Germans mixed
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13924720
    Well, government doesn't stop just because the country's been destroyed! I mean, annihilation's bad enough without anarchy to make things even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo20 View Post
    I think that guy's name was Wolf. I thought he was a US citizen who joined the RAF early in the war. There is a book called Guests of the State by T. Ryle Dwyer on the allies and axis internees during WW2.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...s_Of_The_State
    I'm working off memory so I may be wrong.

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