Giles Romilly (1917 – 1967) was a journalist who was a war correspondent during both the Spanish Civil War and in the Second World War. It was whilst covering the Norwegian Campaign that he was captured by the Germans in Narvik in 1940. He became the first of Hitler’s Prominente prisoners at Colditz - he was a nephew of Winston Churchill through his wife Clementine. During the transfer of the Prominente from Colditz, in the face of the advancing allies, he managed to escape with the aid of a Dutch officer. He died in California in 1967.