According to the Geneva Convention prisoners of war must be given a fair share of the creature comforts of home. Naturally, this often leads to a more relaxed form of imprisonment than would be experienced in a normal jail.
A captured officer, however, has certain objectives to accomplish these include hampering the enemy at all times and attempting escape at every possible opportunity.
During the Second World War hundreds of Allied troops were incarcerated in German prisoner of war camps. Probably the most famous was located at Colditz Castle in Saxony - an impregnable fortress on top of a stone hill.
Colditz was special in that it was the final place of capture for any problem prisoner the Germans encountered. Colditz, otherwise known as Oflag IV C, was deemed escape proof.
As an allied captive, you must lead four prisoners to freedom by evading the watchful gaze of the German guards. Your team comprises a British captain, a French sergeant, an American lieutenant and a Polish private. Guiding the men around the fortress, you collect all the useful items you can lay your hands on.
Some parts of the castle are restricted areas and should you be caught there you'll be thrown into solitary confinement. Other areas can only be accessed if you have thr right keys, which can be found dotted around the rooms.
The best means of escape seems to be by tunnelling. If you have a saw, a pick-axe and a candle you can begin to form an escape route. With your fellow prisoners set up as stooges you can attempt to dig undetected.
The guards follow a strict timetable. During set times you'll be given free access to the courtyard in order to exercise. Avoiding the guards, you may be able to slip into areas usually out of bounds.
If you are daring enough, you may even contemplate collecting a German uniform, passes and papers, and try walking out of the front gate. However beware, if you are caught the guards take great delight in gunning you down.
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