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Hardback:Stalag Luft III : an official history of the "Great Escape" PoW camp. An official account. / preface by Howard Tuck.:2017 Hardback Stalag Luft III : an official history of the "Great Escape" PoW camp. An official account. / preface by Howard Tuck.
Stalag Luft III : an official history of the "Great Escape" PoW camp. An official account. / preface by Howard Tuck.
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781473883055 (hbk.) :
Extent: 256 pages ; 24 cm
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Opened in March 1942 to house captured Allied airmen, particularly officers, Stammlager Luft III at Sagan was built to make escape particularly difficult, especially tunnelling. This did not stop the prisoners who dug through more than 100 yards of loose sand, enabling 76 men to escape. All but three of the men were recaptured, however, and 50 were executed by the Germans. This official history of the camp was prepared for the War Office but was never released to the general public. It explains the German administration and running of the camp, the food and conditions the prisoners endured, and the means by which morale was maintained under such trying circumstances. Inevitably considerable space is devoted to the escapes and their careful preparation as well as the anti-escape measures undertaken by the guards.

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