Details of prisoners of war forced trek from Luft VII Bankau to Luckenwalde

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Details of prisoners of war forced trek from Luft VII Bankau to Luckenwalde

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Lists stages and dates of forced march from POW camp Stalag Luft VII. Route via Winterveldt, Karlsruhe, Schonfeld, Jenkwitz, Wanzen, Heidersdorf, Pfaffendorf, Stansdorf, Peterwitz, Prausnitz, Goldberg. Eventually by train to Stalag 3A at Luckenwalde. Mentions conditions and distances covered along the way.

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DETAILS OF FORCED TREK FROM LUFT VII BANKAU BY POW’S
JAN 19TH AT 3.30AM LEFT BANKAU – WINTERVELDT 30KM’S
JAN 20TH WINTERVELDT – KARLRUHE 12KM’S THEN ON INTO JAN 21ST TO SCHONFELD 46KM’S (TERRIBLE)
JAN 22ND SCHONFELD – JENKWITZ 34KM’S
JAN 23RD JENKWITZ – WANZON 24KM’S
JAN 24TH RESTED THE JAN 25TH WANZON – KIEDERSDORL 34KM’S
JAN 26TH FATIGUED AND STARVED – SEVERE FROST DAMAGE
JAN 27TH KIEDERSDORL – PRAFFENDORF 23KM’S
JAN 28TH PRAFFENDORF – STANDORF 24KM’S
JAN 29TH STANDORF AT 6AM – ARRIVED PETERWITZ 4.00AM 26KM’S
SEVERE BLIZZARDS – RESTED – EXHAUSTED
FEB 1ST PETERWITZ – PRAUSNITZ 14KM’S REMAINED HERE
FEB 5TH FROZEN AND STARVING MOVED TO COLDBERG AND HERE WE WERE HERDED INTO CATTLE TRUCKS ON A LONG RAILWAY LINE. 50/60 MEN TO EACH – LOCKED IN. ARRIVED STALINGRAD III FEB 8TH 10KM’S

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F Mannion, “Details of prisoners of war forced trek from Luft VII Bankau to Luckenwalde,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32103.

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