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5th May '16 8:01:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the "Puppet Master" episode, Hama tells the gang how she, and the other water benders from the Southern Water Tribe, were rounded up and taken prisoner by the Fire Nation. There, they were kept in cages, with their hands shackled, so they couldn't bend. The warden even pumped in dry air as an added measure. And while they were given food and water, it was only enough to keep them alive, but just barely.

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In the "Puppet Master" episode, Hama tells the gang how she, and the other water benders from the Southern Water Tribe, were rounded up and taken prisoner by the Fire Nation. There, they were kept in cages, with their hands shackled, so they couldn't bend. The warden even pumped in dry air as an added measure. And while they were given food and water, it was only enough to keep them alive, but just barely.



** In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Kuvira puts all non-Earthbenders, as well as bandits and those that disagree with her, into "reeducation camps".

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** * In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Kuvira puts all non-Earthbenders, as well as bandits and those that disagree with her, into "reeducation camps".
5th May '16 8:00:15 AM Morgenthaler
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4th May '16 7:00:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a [=PoW=] camp.

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* The ''RippingYarns'' ''Series/RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a [=PoW=] camp.
17th Apr '16 2:32:43 AM cander0000
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* 'King Rat' by James Clavell tells the story of a WWII Japanese camp for multi-national POWs. The story focuses around the elaborate schemes and followings of one of the American POWs.
17th Nov '15 8:29:28 PM Tacitus
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** ''The Courtship of Princess Leia'' has a large prison where the emperor kept people it wanted to simply disappear.

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** ''The Courtship of Princess Leia'' has ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'' features a large prison where political camp on the emperor kept people it wanted planet Dathomir. It was taken over by the native Force-sensitive Nightsisters, prompting the Emperor to simply disappear. put the world under interdiction - there was only room for one Dark Side-using megalomaniac in his galaxy, thank you very much.



* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one [=PoW=] camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.

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* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one [=PoW=] camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, Literature/{{Timeline 191}}, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.



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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the "Puppet Master" episode, Hama tells the gang how she, and the other water benders from the Southern Water Tribe, were rounded up and taken prisoner by the Fire Nation. There, they were kept in cages, with their hands shackled, so they couldn't bend. The warden even pumped in dry air as an added measure. And while they were given food and water, it was only enough to keep them alive, but just barely.
** An earlier episode had a similar camp for earth benders. They were kept on an island build with steel on the sea specifically to prevent an escape through bending powers, which prompted the Gang to get creative.
** In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Kuvira puts all non-Earthbenders, as well as bandits and those that disagree with her, into "reeducation camps".
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', being a spoof of WWII prison escape movies, depicts Tweedy's chicken farm as this.



* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a [=PoW=] camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.

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* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' ''VideoGame/PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a [=PoW=] camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.




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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series' backstory, an [[OppressiveStatesOfAmerica increasingly-fascist]] United States of America erected a great many of these during its final war with China, to contain Chinese-Americans suspected of being foreign agents. You can visit a few of them in the games: Turtledove Detainment Camp in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s ''Point Lookout'' expansion is located in a miserable swamp that was simultaneously used as a prison and toxic dumping site, while in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Old World Blues'', the Bit Empty's "Little Yangtze" internment camp supplied human subjects for the research center's twisted experiments. These camps are still populated, 200 years later, by prisoners [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent ghoulified]] by the nuclear war.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': In the "Puppet Master" episode, Hama tells the gang how she, and the other water benders from the Southern Water Tribe, were rounded up and taken prisoner by the Fire Nation. There, they were kept in cages, with their hands shackled, so they couldn't bend. The warden even pumped in dry air as an added measure. And while they were given food and water, it was only enough to keep them alive, but just barely.
** An earlier episode had a similar camp for earth benders. They were kept on an island build with steel on the sea specifically to prevent an escape through bending powers, which prompted the Gang to get creative.
** In the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Kuvira puts all non-Earthbenders, as well as bandits and those that disagree with her, into "reeducation camps".
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', being a spoof of WWII prison escape movies, depicts Tweedy's chicken farm as this.
2nd Nov '15 6:17:54 PM DoctorCooper
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'''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease''' There's too many specific ones to count.

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18th Sep '15 5:23:57 PM eroock
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Since governments don't like having large numbers of 'potential enemies' running around loose in their back yard, something must be done about them. The answer to this problem is an internment camp. It's basically a PoW camp for civilians. Since they are almost always run by the military, we can consider them to be closely related, and therefore included. The concentration camp[[labelnote:*]]Strictly speaking, a concentration camp is just an internment or PoW camp with a very high population density, and is not necessarily any worse than either. Camps with the express purpose of murdering the inmates are more correctly termed "death camps". However the two terms have become largely interchangeable after Nazi Germany tried to hide the truth about their death camps by calling them "concentration camps". The concentration camps Nazi Germany operated before WWII were not made for and did not employ mass killings, though they still used harsh labour for the sole purpose of torturing the prisoners. British concentration camps operated during the Second Boer War were not death camps either, but concentrating lots of people and then neglecting their sanitation led to a horrific death toll.[[/labelnote]] is the evil twin to the internment camp. Its main objective is to contain political prisoners for either extermination or to keep them handily available for slave labor. While detainees at an internment camp are generally not mistreated, detainees at a concentration camp can expect nothing but constant pain and hunger or instant death at any moment. Any way you look at it, you don't want to be a resident of any of these. Unless you're a guard.

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Since governments don't like having large numbers of 'potential enemies' running around loose in their back yard, something must be done about them. The answer to this problem is an internment camp. It's basically a PoW [=PoW=] camp for civilians. Since they are almost always run by the military, we can consider them to be closely related, and therefore included. The concentration camp[[labelnote:*]]Strictly speaking, a concentration camp is just an internment or PoW [=PoW=] camp with a very high population density, and is not necessarily any worse than either. Camps with the express purpose of murdering the inmates are more correctly termed "death camps". However the two terms have become largely interchangeable after Nazi Germany tried to hide the truth about their death camps by calling them "concentration camps". The concentration camps Nazi Germany operated before WWII were not made for and did not employ mass killings, though they still used harsh labour for the sole purpose of torturing the prisoners. British concentration camps operated during the Second Boer War were not death camps either, but concentrating lots of people and then neglecting their sanitation led to a horrific death toll.[[/labelnote]] is the evil twin to the internment camp. Its main objective is to contain political prisoners for either extermination or to keep them handily available for slave labor. While detainees at an internment camp are generally not mistreated, detainees at a concentration camp can expect nothing but constant pain and hunger or instant death at any moment. Any way you look at it, you don't want to be a resident of any of these. Unless you're a guard.



* Important to remember: the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how PoWs are supposed to be treated. They haven't always been honored -- both in fiction and in RealLife. Camp guards have figured that it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught -- but if someone does get caught, it's SeriousBusiness of the "kiss your military career goodbye" variety.


The PoW Camp as a setting is a major fixture of many war films as well as many TV Series. In many {{FPS}} games, the [=PC=] must rescue a fellow soldier from a PoW Camp.

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* Important to remember: the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how PoWs [=PoW=]s are supposed to be treated. They haven't always been honored -- both in fiction and in RealLife. Camp guards have figured that it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught -- but if someone does get caught, it's SeriousBusiness of the "kiss your military career goodbye" variety.


The PoW [=PoW=] Camp as a setting is a major fixture of many war films as well as many TV Series. In many {{FPS}} games, the [=PC=] must rescue a fellow soldier from a PoW [=PoW=] Camp.



!!Works Featuring the PoW Camp:

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!!Works Featuring the PoW [=PoW=] Camp:



* ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace'' has an offscreen PoW camp that houses some of the prisoners working in the village.

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* ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace'' has an offscreen PoW [=PoW=] camp that houses some of the prisoners working in the village.



* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese unit held in a PoW camp in Burma after the end of the war.

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* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese unit held in a PoW [=PoW=] camp in Burma after the end of the war.



* ''Film/FateOfAMan'' (aka ''Destiny of a Man'') is a film about a Russian soldier's experiences in various German PoW camps--and it is a very dark story, since Germans were far more brutal to their Russian prisoners in World War II than they were to prisoners of the western Allies.

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* ''Film/FateOfAMan'' (aka ''Destiny of a Man'') is a film about a Russian soldier's experiences in various German PoW [=PoW=] camps--and it is a very dark story, since Germans were far more brutal to their Russian prisoners in World War II than they were to prisoners of the western Allies.



* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' Dramatized account of a major breakout by mostly British prisoners from a German PoW Camp.

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* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' Dramatized account of a major breakout by mostly British prisoners from a German PoW [=PoW=] Camp.



* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Blondie and Tuco end up in a Union PoW camp after their scavenging of Confederate uniforms backfires on them. Angel Eyes is running the show. It's nasty.
* ''Escape to Victory'' (''Victory'' in North America). Most of the movie takes place in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Nazi PoW camp, where a group of Allied prisoners train to play in a soccer game vs. a German team.

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* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Blondie and Tuco end up in a Union PoW [=PoW=] camp after their scavenging of Confederate uniforms backfires on them. Angel Eyes is running the show. It's nasty.
* ''Escape to Victory'' (''Victory'' in North America). Most of the movie takes place in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Nazi PoW [=PoW=] camp, where a group of Allied prisoners train to play in a soccer game vs. a German team.



** Interestingly, the adjoining camp filled with Polish PoWs is run more like a concentration camp, complete with prisoners not being fed and being forced to work in a nearby munitions factory.

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** Interestingly, the adjoining camp filled with Polish PoWs [=PoW=]s is run more like a concentration camp, complete with prisoners not being fed and being forced to work in a nearby munitions factory.



* ''The Wooden Horse'', made in 1950, probably the UrExample of the British PoW Movie.
* ''Film/TwoArabianKnights'' (1927) is a comedy featuring two American doughboys who escape from a German PoW camp before getting up to other amusing hijinks.

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* ''The Wooden Horse'', made in 1950, probably the UrExample of the British PoW [=PoW=] Movie.
* ''Film/TwoArabianKnights'' (1927) is a comedy featuring two American doughboys who escape from a German PoW [=PoW=] camp before getting up to other amusing hijinks.



* The beta plot of Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'' is about a group of American prisoners in a secret PoW camp in North Vietnam during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and an attempt to rescue them. The prisoners are kept in isolation from each other; however, they are not tortured, because the GRU (Russian military intelligence) officer there believes that the best way to get information from them is to get the prisoners to let down their guard by treating the prisoners well and acting friendly.

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* The beta plot of Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'' is about a group of American prisoners in a secret PoW [=PoW=] camp in North Vietnam during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and an attempt to rescue them. The prisoners are kept in isolation from each other; however, they are not tortured, because the GRU (Russian military intelligence) officer there believes that the best way to get information from them is to get the prisoners to let down their guard by treating the prisoners well and acting friendly.



* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one PoW camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.

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* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one PoW [=PoW=] camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.



* The ''RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a PoW camp.

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* The ''RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a PoW [=PoW=] camp.



* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "King of the Fleas", paraplegic Vietnam veteran Roscoe Martin tells Harm about his experiences as a PoW and the DespairEventHorizon it was. It all comes down to that hes seeking legal representation for a fateful stabbing he had committed the same day on a Vietnamese immigrant, who actually turned out to have been the camp commander.

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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "King of the Fleas", paraplegic Vietnam veteran Roscoe Martin tells Harm about his experiences as a PoW [=PoW=] and the DespairEventHorizon it was. It all comes down to that hes seeking legal representation for a fateful stabbing he had committed the same day on a Vietnamese immigrant, who actually turned out to have been the camp commander.



* In general, it's pretty common in strategy video games to have PoW on some maps that you can rescue to add to your army. [[FridgeLogic Why their weapons were stored close enough to the PoW Camp that they could retrieve them is a question you should not ask.]]
* A DummiedOut feature in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' allowed the basic infantry for each side to subdue enemy infantry, which was then ready to be picked up by a PoW truck to a faction specific building (the PoW Camp for the USA, the Prison for the GLA, the Propaganda Center for China), which would charge a faction specific power.
* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', one of the missions revolves around storming an enemy PoW camp to free your soldiers in the middle of a snowstorm.
* More than one game in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise have featured PoW camps.
* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a PoW camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.
* A level in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron II: Rogue Leader'' involves a raid on an Imperial PoW camp near Kessel.

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* In general, it's pretty common in strategy video games to have PoW [=PoW=] on some maps that you can rescue to add to your army. [[FridgeLogic Why their weapons were stored close enough to the PoW [=PoW=] Camp that they could retrieve them is a question you should not ask.]]
* A DummiedOut feature in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' allowed the basic infantry for each side to subdue enemy infantry, which was then ready to be picked up by a PoW [=PoW=] truck to a faction specific building (the PoW [=PoW=] Camp for the USA, the Prison for the GLA, the Propaganda Center for China), which would charge a faction specific power.
* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', one of the missions revolves around storming an enemy PoW [=PoW=] camp to free your soldiers in the middle of a snowstorm.
* More than one game in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise have featured PoW [=PoW=] camps.
* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a PoW [=PoW=] camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.
* A level in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron II: Rogue Leader'' involves a raid on an Imperial PoW [=PoW=] camp near Kessel.
18th Sep '15 5:19:38 PM eroock
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Since governments don't like having large numbers of 'potential enemies' running around loose in their back yard, something must be done about them. The answer to this problem is an internment camp. It's basically a [=POW=] camp for civilians. Since they are almost always run by the military, we can consider them to be closely related, and therefore included. The concentration camp[[labelnote:*]]Strictly speaking, a concentration camp is just an internment or POW camp with a very high population density, and is not necessarily any worse than either. Camps with the express purpose of murdering the inmates are more correctly termed "death camps". However the two terms have become largely interchangeable after Nazi Germany tried to hide the truth about their death camps by calling them "concentration camps". The concentration camps Nazi Germany operated before WWII were not made for and did not employ mass killings, though they still used harsh labour for the sole purpose of torturing the prisoners. British concentration camps operated during the Second Boer War were not death camps either, but concentrating lots of people and then neglecting their sanitation led to a horrific death toll.[[/labelnote]] is the evil twin to the internment camp. Its main objective is to contain political prisoners for either extermination or to keep them handily available for slave labor. While detainees at an internment camp are generally not mistreated, detainees at a concentration camp can expect nothing but constant pain and hunger or instant death at any moment. Any way you look at it, you don't want to be a resident of any of these. Unless you're a guard.

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Since governments don't like having large numbers of 'potential enemies' running around loose in their back yard, something must be done about them. The answer to this problem is an internment camp. It's basically a [=POW=] PoW camp for civilians. Since they are almost always run by the military, we can consider them to be closely related, and therefore included. The concentration camp[[labelnote:*]]Strictly speaking, a concentration camp is just an internment or POW PoW camp with a very high population density, and is not necessarily any worse than either. Camps with the express purpose of murdering the inmates are more correctly termed "death camps". However the two terms have become largely interchangeable after Nazi Germany tried to hide the truth about their death camps by calling them "concentration camps". The concentration camps Nazi Germany operated before WWII were not made for and did not employ mass killings, though they still used harsh labour for the sole purpose of torturing the prisoners. British concentration camps operated during the Second Boer War were not death camps either, but concentrating lots of people and then neglecting their sanitation led to a horrific death toll.[[/labelnote]] is the evil twin to the internment camp. Its main objective is to contain political prisoners for either extermination or to keep them handily available for slave labor. While detainees at an internment camp are generally not mistreated, detainees at a concentration camp can expect nothing but constant pain and hunger or instant death at any moment. Any way you look at it, you don't want to be a resident of any of these. Unless you're a guard.



* Important to remember: the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how [=POWs=] are supposed to be treated. They haven't always been honored -- both in fiction and in RealLife. Camp guards have figured that it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught -- but if someone does get caught, it's SeriousBusiness of the "kiss your military career goodbye" variety.


The [=POW=] Camp as a setting is a major fixture of many war films as well as many TV Series. In many {{FPS}} games, the [=PC=] must rescue a fellow soldier from a [=POW=] Camp.

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* Important to remember: the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how [=POWs=] PoWs are supposed to be treated. They haven't always been honored -- both in fiction and in RealLife. Camp guards have figured that it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught -- but if someone does get caught, it's SeriousBusiness of the "kiss your military career goodbye" variety.


The [=POW=] PoW Camp as a setting is a major fixture of many war films as well as many TV Series. In many {{FPS}} games, the [=PC=] must rescue a fellow soldier from a [=POW=] PoW Camp.



!!Works Featuring the [=POW=] Camp:

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!!Works Featuring the [=POW=] PoW Camp:



* ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace'' has an offscreen POW camp that houses some of the prisoners working in the village.

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* ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace'' has an offscreen POW PoW camp that houses some of the prisoners working in the village.



* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese unit held in a POW camp in Burma after the end of the war.

to:

* ''Film/TheBurmeseHarp'' is about a Japanese unit held in a POW PoW camp in Burma after the end of the war.



* ''Film/FateOfAMan'' (aka ''Destiny of a Man'') is a film about a Russian soldier's experiences in various German POW camps--and it is a very dark story, since Germans were far more brutal to their Russian prisoners in World War II than they were to prisoners of the western Allies.

to:

* ''Film/FateOfAMan'' (aka ''Destiny of a Man'') is a film about a Russian soldier's experiences in various German POW PoW camps--and it is a very dark story, since Germans were far more brutal to their Russian prisoners in World War II than they were to prisoners of the western Allies.



* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' Dramatized account of a major breakout by mostly British prisoners from a German POW Camp.

to:

* ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' Dramatized account of a major breakout by mostly British prisoners from a German POW PoW Camp.



* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Blondie and Tuco end up in a Union POW camp after their scavenging of Confederate uniforms backfires on them. Angel Eyes is running the show. It's nasty.
* ''Escape to Victory'' (''Victory'' in North America). Most of the movie takes place in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Nazi POW camp, where a group of Allied prisoners train to play in a soccer game vs. a German team.

to:

* In ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Blondie and Tuco end up in a Union POW PoW camp after their scavenging of Confederate uniforms backfires on them. Angel Eyes is running the show. It's nasty.
* ''Escape to Victory'' (''Victory'' in North America). Most of the movie takes place in a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Nazi POW PoW camp, where a group of Allied prisoners train to play in a soccer game vs. a German team.



** Interestingly, the adjoining camp filled with Polish [=POWs=] is run more like a concentration camp, complete with prisoners not being fed and being forced to work in a nearby munitions factory.

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** Interestingly, the adjoining camp filled with Polish [=POWs=] PoWs is run more like a concentration camp, complete with prisoners not being fed and being forced to work in a nearby munitions factory.



* ''The Wooden Horse'', made in 1950, probably the UrExample of the British POW Movie.
* ''Film/TwoArabianKnights'' (1927) is a comedy featuring two American doughboys who escape from a German POW camp before getting up to other amusing hijinks.

to:

* ''The Wooden Horse'', made in 1950, probably the UrExample of the British POW PoW Movie.
* ''Film/TwoArabianKnights'' (1927) is a comedy featuring two American doughboys who escape from a German POW PoW camp before getting up to other amusing hijinks.



* The beta plot of Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'' is about a group of American prisoners in a secret POW camp in North Vietnam during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and an attempt to rescue them. The prisoners are kept in isolation from each other; however, they are not tortured, because the GRU (Russian military intelligence) officer there believes that the best way to get information from them is to get the prisoners to let down their guard by treating the prisoners well and acting friendly.

to:

* The beta plot of Creator/TomClancy's ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'' is about a group of American prisoners in a secret POW PoW camp in North Vietnam during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and an attempt to rescue them. The prisoners are kept in isolation from each other; however, they are not tortured, because the GRU (Russian military intelligence) officer there believes that the best way to get information from them is to get the prisoners to let down their guard by treating the prisoners well and acting friendly.



* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one POW camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.

to:

* Several characters in Harry Turtledove's various series spend time in one POW PoW camp or another. Often, the viewpoint character from a losing side (Japanese in End of The Beginning, Confederate States Army in Timeline-191, and Gyongosian in the Derlavian War) reflects with dismay on what the luxurious prison camp shows about the relative wealth of the two sides.



* The ''RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a POW camp.

to:

* The ''RippingYarns'' episode "Escape from Stalag Luft 112B" was set in a POW PoW camp.



* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "King of the Fleas", paraplegic Vietnam veteran Roscoe Martin tells Harm about his experiences as a POW and the DespairEventHorizon it was. It all comes down to that hes seeking legal representation for a fateful stabbing he had committed the same day on a Vietnamese immigrant, who actually turned out to have been the camp commander.

to:

* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': In "King of the Fleas", paraplegic Vietnam veteran Roscoe Martin tells Harm about his experiences as a POW PoW and the DespairEventHorizon it was. It all comes down to that hes seeking legal representation for a fateful stabbing he had committed the same day on a Vietnamese immigrant, who actually turned out to have been the camp commander.



* In general, it's pretty common in strategy video games to have POW on some maps that you can rescue to add to your army. [[FridgeLogic Why their weapons were stored close enough to the POWCamp that they could retrieve them is a question you should not ask.]]
* A DummiedOut feature in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' allowed the basic infantry for each side to subdue enemy infantry, which was then ready to be picked up by a POW truck to a faction specific building (the POWCamp for the USA, the Prison for the GLA, the Propaganda Center for China), which would charge a faction specific power.
* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', one of the missions revolves around storming an enemy POW camp to free your soldiers in the middle of a snowstorm.
* More than one game in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise have featured [=POW=] camps.
* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a POW camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.
* A level in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron II: Rogue Leader'' involves a raid on an Imperial POW camp near Kessel.

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* In general, it's pretty common in strategy video games to have POW PoW on some maps that you can rescue to add to your army. [[FridgeLogic Why their weapons were stored close enough to the POWCamp PoW Camp that they could retrieve them is a question you should not ask.]]
* A DummiedOut feature in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' allowed the basic infantry for each side to subdue enemy infantry, which was then ready to be picked up by a POW PoW truck to a faction specific building (the POWCamp PoW Camp for the USA, the Prison for the GLA, the Propaganda Center for China), which would charge a faction specific power.
* In ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'', one of the missions revolves around storming an enemy POW PoW camp to free your soldiers in the middle of a snowstorm.
* More than one game in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' franchise have featured [=POW=] PoW camps.
* The aptly named cult classic 6th generation game ''PrisonerOfWar'' was set in a POW PoW camp, and cast the player as an American airman with the objective of escaping.
* A level in ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron II: Rogue Leader'' involves a raid on an Imperial POW PoW camp near Kessel.
7th Sep '15 11:08:31 AM nombretomado
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** A chapter in one of the later ''NewJediOrder'' books takes place inside a camp administered by the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]].

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** A chapter in one of the later ''NewJediOrder'' ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' books takes place inside a camp administered by the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]].
8th Jul '15 4:04:25 AM ElodieHiras
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* In general, it's pretty common in strategy video games to have POW on some maps that you can rescue to add to your army. [[FridgeLogic Why their weapons were stored close enough to the POWCamp that they could retrieve them is a question you should not ask.]]
* A DummiedOut feature in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' allowed the basic infantry for each side to subdue enemy infantry, which was then ready to be picked up by a POW truck to a faction specific building (the POWCamp for the USA, the Prison for the GLA, the Propaganda Center for China), which would charge a faction specific power.
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