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Pictured: Civilian clothes expertly made by British POWs.<br />
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The comical escape attempts made by British officers from a German prisoner of war camp called Castle Tittmoning have been revealed 80 years later.<br />
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The desperate efforts to break out of the little known but rude sounding camp included three men who hid inside a cramped fireplace for eight days before being found by guards covered in soot. <br />
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Other officers hid under piles of rubbish on a horse-drawn cart and allowed themselves to be driven out of the fortress before they were discovered.<br />
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The men expertly made German uniforms out of blankets and brazenly walked out of the camp disguised as guards before being rumbled.