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Old 6th February 2006, 22:40
Jim P. Jim P. is offline
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Jim P.
Re: French hand over of downed Luftwaffe crews in 1940

The lead sentence at the head of the thread strikes as a somewhat disingenous statement. The German advance was so rapid that many of the POWs were in fact rescued by their own forces. I think the French and British forces may have had some higher priorities, such as keeping their own butts out of German POW camps, than worrying about the transfer of POWs. The same occurred in Holland and Belgium as well.
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