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#4315924 - 11/28/16 07:08 PM Fascinating story from WWI  
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Lesson learned from reading this: It pays to be an officer. wink

http://mashable.com/2016/11/26/german-internees-in-north-carolina/#PESuItt.c5qM


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#4316040 - 11/29/16 02:39 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Lol, nothing new there Panzer.


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#4316043 - 11/29/16 03:07 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Interesting thanks for posting Panzer


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#4316045 - 11/29/16 03:14 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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A better lesson is that it pays to be captured by Americans.


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#4316105 - 11/29/16 12:12 PM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted By: F4UDash4
A better lesson is that it pays to be captured by Americans.
Yeah really. Those POW's got a vacation club-like treatment compared to most other examples throughout WWI and WWII.

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#4316108 - 11/29/16 12:24 PM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Until they didn't wink

Well, I'd hardly call them POWs, they were civilians right?


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#4316109 - 11/29/16 12:26 PM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thanks for sharing that PM

Brought memories back of visiting the Italian Chapel in Orkney which the Italian POWs built during their stay there building the Churchill Barriers during WW2.

Pictures really do not do it justice, the details they managed to achieve from simple materials is quite amazing.

It is built from 2 Nissan huts joined end to end then using left over concrete from the day's work they fashioned the chapel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Chapel


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#4316658 - 12/01/16 10:17 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Compare that to how "refugees" are behaving in Germany at the moment.

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#4316660 - 12/01/16 10:36 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4316662 - 12/01/16 10:42 AM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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There was a little, ahem, "issue" with Japanese prisoners near Levin in NZ too.

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#4317222 - 12/03/16 08:31 PM Re: Fascinating story from WWI [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Hot Springs is a lovely little town, just down the road from Asheville. During WWII many German POWs were housed here, and left their mark on local architecture. I just looked up some local history and found during WWII several Japanese and German diplomats and their families were housed at the Grove Park Inn.


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