Comment: Escape is morally

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Escape is morally

acceptable, but arguments can also be made for not attempting escape, for example if it required using violence for which others remaining behind could suffer.

If you're in war, and the enemy chooses to capture you and spares your life and holds you until cessation of hostilities, just as your own side does, under the laws of war, then it is morally somewhat ambiguous to escape.

Sure you'll be celebrated for bravery if you get away with it, and its not wrong to escape, but if everyone always tried to escape, then the capturing side would just have to kill rather than capture in war, which is a regression to barbarism and away from the laws of war.