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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:28 PM
Do you mean DONINGTON Hall, Castle Donington, near Derby? This was one of the most famous PoW camps in the UK and I expect plenty of info would result from Googling. Graham Mark, Prisoners of War in British Hands during WWI, mentions that on September 17, 1915, Lt Otto Thelan (air force) and Lt Hans Kelbach (navy) got away from Donington after digging a 50yd tunnel from the library cellar. A reward of £100 was offered for their recapture. They were caught at Chatham five days later and faced a court martial. Thelan became a habitual escaper.
In 1980 the hall became the HQ of British Midland Airways.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:25 AM
You can get some pictures of it on this Google link click
If you follow any on the photos back you get more, including details of the tunnel
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Posted 04 June 2015 - 04:09 AM
That could be interesting for me too.
I´ve got a card with an atelier from Derby.
Maybe the photo shows german POW Officers. Note the cloth Iron Cross!!!!!!!
One of the men is called WIEDEMANN.
He wrote: In gratfeul memeory of the trip in water, yours Wiedemann