Who wants to be a POW?

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  1. Arsenal VG-33

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    For only $3,500, you too can become a POW. A rebuilt camp in Poland allows vacationers to experience life as an allied POW for about a week or two. Sounds like a mix between a reality show and someone's fantasy vacation.

    The Ultimate World War Two Experience - POW Escapes - HOME


    Personally, I'm not sure if it's a good idea. What next..concentration camp themed parks?
     
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    Wow. Not quite sure what to think about that. On one hand, it'll help folks really understand what POW's went through. On the other hand....its completely nuts.
     
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    I do not think this is a good idea. Why would anyone want to do this anyhow?

    I did some evasion training up in England when I was in the Army. That started us off as POWs and then we "escaped" out in the middle of a forest and had to evade. Being a soldier at the time it was fun, but why would a civilian want to do this? Crazy...
     
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    But honey, instead of that all inclusive 5 star resort in Cabo or the 7 day cruise, can't we live in filth, get yelled at, sleep on a 2x4, and get beaten for our spring break?
     
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    I'd do it. I'd like to see what it was really like for my uncle.

    But then again, I'm nuts to borrow RA's word.
     
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    Crazy stuff.
     
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    I wonder if they are hiring? :twisted:

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    Should we call you Schultz?
     
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    Make as much sense as taking a nice, relaxing, vacation as a member of a chain gang or prison work detail.
     
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    There was a company in Yorkshire, in the UK, a few years back, offering a similar 'experience'. It included an actual flight 'acting' as a Bomber Command navigator', before 'bailing out' (lading in the aircraft at night), a short evasion before capture, then internment in the 'PoW camp'. Escapes were organised, plus other activities, and it all took place over the period of a long weekend. The company were in business for a couple of years at least.
    You'd be surprised how many 'civilians' ( some of them 'wanabes'!), who will 'go' for this sort of thing - I was involved in providing an 'SAS patrol' experience, over a weekend, for fourteen years, and was always busy! Only gave it up due to the ongoing effects of the Rheumatoid Arthritis. Of course, I was getting paid for it!!!
     
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    Wow, you would think getting married would be enough for some folks :lol:
     
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    Just spat my coffee all over the room!! I should talk, having done it...er...more than once, shall we say. Until I discovered I could get Marizipan at the supermarket, not just on Wedding cakes!!!
     
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    ROTFLMBO!!!

    Come to think of it, some may consider a week as a POW to be a vacation from the spouse.....:twisted:
     
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    Or Flick??? :lol:
    Crazy idea. End of story.
     
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    I agree.....

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    Me too!

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