The Laufen Six, named after the camp from which they made their first escape, and they were the first British prisoners to be sent to Colditz. Left to right: Harry Elliott, Rupert Barry, Pat Reid, Dick Howe, Peter Allen, and Kenneth Lockwood. Two of these men succeeding in escaping Colditz by different methods. Pat Reid broke out and successfully crossed the Swiss border, whilst Harry Elliot feigned an appalling health record, including a stomach ulcer, and was repatriated.