In semi-fictionalised form, he was to enter TV legend as a character so unlikely that many viewers of the TV series Colditz assumed he was invented for dramatic effect. Walter Purdy of Thundersley was the Colditz traitor.
Colditz Castle, the supposedly "escape-proof" medieval castle near Leipzig, was the place where prisoners-of-war with a record for escape attempts from more leaky camps were sent, in an attempt finally to shut the door on them for good.
Starting out at Dungeness, close to Dover, we are planning to touch down in Boulogne in France, 24 miles away, almost five hours later." Sounds as if the junior staff over at UBS are none too impressed by the early news on bonuses from the bank.
A staffer emails the Dealbreaker website to report: "55K for top bucket 1st years and 70 for 2nd.
Massive disappointment as that means pay was flat Yo Y [year-on-year].
It also blows that the first banks to give numbers are shitty ones that are low-balling.
Through the war years he willingly, even eagerly spied against Britain on behalf of his beloved Nazi Germany.
More than 30 people were later recognised in the New Year Honours list for their roles in saving the estimated 350 people who were rescued.
Since the disaster, improvements have been made to the design of RORO vessels, with watertight ramps, indicators showing the position of the bow-doors, and the banning of undivided decks.
As we know from films and TV, Colditz famous proved to be not so escape-proof after all.
Suspects in the Lawrence murder case clash with his supporters after giving evidence to the public inquiry in July 1998.