Reopening the thread... My dad told a story of how he broke a mans thigh in order for him to try for repatriation. My dad was a big bloke and apparently, early on in their internment the prisoners used the Red Cross rule about repatriating prisoners who were no longer fit for combat to their advantage. To that end he said that a few prisoners went down the road on taking the mattress and middle slats out of the bottom bunk and the mattress and all the slats out of the top bunk of their bed. The soldier wanting repatriation would then sit with their thigh over the gap at the bottom with their lower leg supported by the slats at the bottom of their bunk. A second soldier, in one instance my dad, would then climb to the top bunk and drop with all their weight onto the thigh bone hoping for a single, clean break. He said he knew the men went to the hospital but did not know if they were ever repatriated. I dont know if this is actually true or a tall tale. Has anybody else heard of such extreme measures? Are there any medical records for the repatriated to see if anyone came back with a broken leg?