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'Memorial' to Colditz Brits under threat.

Byline: JOE MIDDLETON

COLDITZ is at risk of losing escape tunnels dug by British prisoners of war, a campaigner has warned.

London-raised Richard Vero, 66, who now lives in the German town, said renovations at the hilltop castle threatened to wipe out inmates' sacrifices.

He said: "Some 95% of people in the UK have heard of Colditz and the prisoner of war camp.

"Over here, only some people know about it and the rest don't care.

"But it is a vital part of British history. It would be tragic if the sacrifice of these people was lost."

The first of many Brits to escape the high-security camp was Army officer Airey Neave, who went on to became an MP.

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Date:Jan 10, 2018
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