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First American World War One prisoner to escape from Germany, Private Frank Savicki

Accession Number: 65-4021

First American World War One prisoner to escape from Germany, Private Frank Savicki

 4x5 inches (10x13 cm), Black and White
Description: American doughboy, first prisoner to escape from Germany, Private Frank Savicki of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, was captured at Chateau Thierry. Three months later he made his escape by locking the guard house door upon his jailer and fleeing to Switzerland by night. Donor: Frank Freidel, who obtained these photographs from the National Archives.
Date: ca. 1918
Related Collection:
ARC Keywords: Soldiers; World War, 1914-1918
HST Keywords: World War I - General File
People Pictured: Savicki, Frank
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