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Wielka ucieczka z obozu Stalag Luft III (18)

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POLAND: The main street of Stalag VIIIC, Stalag Luft III???s next-door neighbour. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: - A soldier on the exit ladder of the infamous tunnel. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: Harry???s exit, showing the rope that was used to alert the next escaper that he could set off for the tree line, using the rope to guide him. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: Harry???s air pump. It was made from a kitbag, with the springs being converted from chest expanders. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: A trolley from Harry. Trolleys were a great improvement on the sledges used in previous tunnels. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: - Inside tunnel 'Harry'. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: Harry???s entrance shaft with ladder. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: - The fifty urns of those murdered after the Great Escape were transferred to the British military cemetery at Poznan??after 1945. Seen here are the graves (left to right) of Flight Lieutenant Gordon Brettell, Squadron Leader Roger Bushell and Squadron Leader James Catanach. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / (Marek Lazarz/POW Camps Museum
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POLAND: Book cover. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / Pen and Sword
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POLAND: ??" Not all escape attempts worked. Here we see a foiled through-the-wire escape attempt. Two RAF officers disguised themselves as German guards, with adapted greatcoats and wooden rifles. The giveaway was that their greatcoats were too short, as can be seen when they were put alongside the genuine article. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: ) A barrack room, showing how cluttered it could become. Apart from the bunk beds, much of the furniture was made by the prisoners themselves. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: A crowded barrack wash room where 200 men would have to make do with just two toilets. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: ) Colonel Friedrich von Lindeiner, Commandant of Stalag Luft III, May 1942 to March 1944. He was removed from command following the Great Escape. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: The morning queue for hot water outside the cookhouse. Were these men among the escapees? REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: What meat the Germans did provide was often horse, which was boiled as part of the issue soup. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: Prisoners exercising around the perimeter to keep both fit and warm. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: This shows how crowded a barrack room could become, but there do not appear to have been many instances of major squabbles ending in violence, brought about by the inevitable tensions of living cheek by jowl. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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POLAND: Ingenious methods were employed to keep POWs updated on what was happened outside the fences. Here we see a radio receiver hidden in a cribbage board and sent to Stalag Luft III. REMARKABLE vintage photos mark 75 years since the ???Great Escape??? ??" the most famous POW breakout of all time. A stunning series of shots depict the ingeniously engineered tunnels which helped nearly 80 soldiers escape from the notorious maximum-security camp Stalag Luft III, the wretched living conditions that the POWs were confined to, and the innovative contraptions that soldiers built to help carry out the audacious bid for freedom. Another sobering photo shows a sombre memorial to the 50 escapees who were callously murdered by the Gestapo after they were recaptured. Hitler ordered their deaths personally. Of the 76 men who made it through the tunnels on that fateful night on 25 March 1944, only three made it home. The incredible images have been brought to light by Charles Messenger in a fascinating new book ???Stalag Luft III: The German POW camp that inspired the Great Escape???, exploring the history of the ???escape-proof??? Polish camp which was the focus of the 1963 American World War II epic film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. Mediadrumimages / USAFA
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