Re: oflag64

Jane Agee (Jane_Agee@valhalla.oit.duke.edu)
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 07:13:43 -0700 (PDT)

Rhonda,
I found it with a public TV search. It was shown on the Cincinnati
station, WCET 48 and they should be able to tell you more about it. See
below. If you locate a distributor, please post to list.

Best, Jane

WCET48
1223 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214-2890
Phone Number: (513) 381-4033
Fax Number: (513) 381-7520
Email Address: comments_wcet@wcet.pbs.org

OFLAG 64, A P.O.W. Odyssey
Calendar, Monthly Summary, Full Text Listing
In February 1943, General George S. Patton's son-in-law, Lt. Col. John Waters, found himself a prisoner of General Rommel's
Afrika Korps near Faid Pass in North Africa. He and other officers would be transferred to camps in Italy and Germany, and
eventually to Oflag 64 in Szubin, Poland. From June 1943 to the evacuation in January 1945, Oflag 64 was designated the only
P.O.W. camp for American ground force officers in WWII. Using compelling interviews with surviving P.O.W.s, rare war footage
and a 3-D re-creation of the camp, this program follows these young officers from capture to freedom. This is not the typical
story of horrific treatment by the enemy, but an example of what was a 'civilized imprisonment' for the most part. It is a story of
young men who refused to give up despite their uncertain fate.

Oflag 64, a P.O.W. Odyssey
The stories of U.S. prisoners of war held by the Nazis at Oflag 64, the only camp designated specifically to hold infantry
officers Jun 15 11:40pm