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10 Historical Secret Rooms and Hidden Passages

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I Am a Fugitive from the Chain Gang
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« on: March 11, 2012, 01:44:41 am »

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Desperation coupled with ingenuity made it possible for a large group of POWs to construct an elaborate escape plan. Imprisoned in Colditz Castle in Germany during WWII, British and French soldiers hatched several elaborate escape plans. To conceal their projects, they used wooden shutters and mud to create a false ceiling in the castle’s attic. The hidden room was disguised so well that it was possible to enter the attic and have no idea that it contained a secret. A glider was painstakingly assembled in the concealed space, and a secret radio listening station also operated from there. In the end, the glider never saw its launch. The war ended before the two men could make their escape.
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