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inside stalag XVii-B

Please note in 4th par where the writer refers to "Harry Vosic." At that time, in face, for most it was almost 50 years later before we really learned who Harry Vosic was. To many he was known as the Mystery Man of Stalag XVII-B. Actually, having escaped from the Gastapo he masqueraded as a captured American Airman fro many months in Stalag XVII-B. After a time, some German guards were becoming suspicious. Then some American POWs believed that he was a German spy. He was trapped in the middle. Either way, it could mean death. Only one man knew his deadly secret - Sgt. Kurtenback, the camp leader - and he was sworn to secrecy.

SEE: "The Mystery Man of Stalag XVII-B"




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