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26th Jul '16 3:41:55 PM TomWalpertac2
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* Important to remember: the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how [=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.


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* Important to remember: [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar the Geneva Conventions are treaties that set standards for how [=PoW=]s are supposed to be treated.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. Similarly, most military members are taught that the first duty of any prisoner of war is to attempt to escape their captors and return to their unit. The more successful escape artists have figured that it's NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught -- but if someone does get caught, it's SeriousBusiness of the "kiss your freedom or even your life goodbye" variety.

30th Jun '16 7:05:55 AM aishwarya
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30th Jun '16 7:04:49 AM aishwarya
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* The British war film ''Film/TheCaptiveHeart'' (1946), starring Creator/MichaelRedgrave and his [[RealLifeRelative real life wife]], Rachel Kempson, is about a Czech soldier who escapes from a German concentration camp and steals the identity of a dead British soldier to mingle in with British PoWs.

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* The British war film ''Film/TheCaptiveHeart'' (1946), starring Creator/MichaelRedgrave and his [[RealLifeRelative real life wife]], Rachel Kempson, is about a Czech soldier who escapes from a German concentration camp and steals the identity of a dead British soldier to mingle in with British PoWs.[=PoWs=].
30th Jun '16 7:03:10 AM aishwarya
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* The British war film ''Film/TheCaptiveHeart'' (1946), starring Creator/MichaelRedgrave and his [[RealLifeRelative real life wife]], Rachel Kempson, is about a Czech soldier who escapes from a German concentration camp and steals the identity of a dead British soldier to mingle in with British PoWs.
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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