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Our recent trip to Germany: Colditz, Torgau, Dresden Bundeswehr museum, etc.

Article about: by Larry C Amazing stuff Ade!! ... How many enigma machines were there? Regards Larry Hi Larry, I only saw the one there if I remember correctly. Bletchley Park has several on display there.

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    We pass through the gate and on the wall is a memorial to Political Prisoners housed there pre war.

    Ihnen zur Ehre - uns zur Mahnung
    Dieses Schloss diente 1933-34 als Schuzhaftlager
    Hier begann für Viele aufrechte Antifaschisten der Leidensweg in die Konzentrationslager
    Sie Kämpften, damit wir leben.

    To honour them and to remind us that Colditz Castle was used to imprison German Anti-Nazis in the period 1933-34 and that the road to the concentration camp began here for many courageous individuals: They fought that we might live.
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    superb adrian and very interesting ,thanks for sharing and hope theres more to come ,james

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    Lots More! Glad you are enjoying it so far.
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    Great Saturday night viewing Ade !!! Many thanks

    Looking forward to the rest !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    The castle is divided into two court yards. The larger one was the domain of the Guards, while the other housed the prisoners.

    This was the Guards quarters. It is now a Youth Hostel: you can stay there for 18 Euros a night regardless of your age....

    The wooden shelter is there to protect an ongoing dig to discover the castle's earlier history. BTW this was the site of the wartime German kitchens, now demolished.

    The archway leads out to the meadow I showed earlier. This is not on the same level as the castle and is much lower down the rocky outcrop on which the castle sits. Now a nature reseserve. Once a Royal hunting ground.

    The big wooden door leads towards the next courtyard...
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    We pass through the door but turn around to look back from whence we came..
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    We now look forwards and are greeted by a lifesize cardboard cut-out of one of the Dutch POW's along with the famous dummy used to fool the Guards during Roll Calls.

    Behind him is the museum entrance and gift shop. This is the former Guardhouse. One thing we found out is that they only take cash, which was a shame, but due to the fact they are still not geared up to process cards electronically.
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    We now turn right and enter the prisoners courtyard, but we first look back again at this big entrance.
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    The gate and the guardhouse. I tried the door. Still locked
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    Great pics. we went there in 92, the prisoners dressed as germans and marched out in an escape, the glider never flew out with anyone to escape

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