Stalag Luft: No. 3: An Official History of the POW Camp of the Great Escape

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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-especially tunneling-particularly difficult. This did not stop the prisoners who dug through more than one hundred yards of loose sand, enabling seventy-six men to flee. All but three of the men were recaptured, however, and fifty were executed by the Germans. This camp was known for two famous prisoner escapes that took place there by tunneling, which were depicted in the films The Wooden Horse ...

Stalag Luft: No. 3: An Official History of the POW Camp of the Great Escape 2017, Frontline Books, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781473883055

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