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A funeral of a French solider in Colditz.<br />
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Remarkable rare photos which document life and the repeated escape attempts inside the infamous Colditz PoW camp have sold for over £7,000.<br />
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They show the ingenuity of the Allied prisoners who devised ever-bolder ways to break-out from the German castle during World War Two.<br />
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There are images taken outside the walls of the fortress showing a long bedsheet robe dangling from a top floor window PoWs had attempted to slide down to escape.<br />
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An incredibly life-like dummy the men held up amongst them to trick the guards into believing an escaper was still with them during parade also features.<br />
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 The album of 663 photos sparked a bidding war when it went under the hammer with auctioneer Warwick & Warwick - achieving four times the pre-sale estimate.