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Stalag Luft III in Words and Pictures

While genuine artifacts from Stalag Luft III seldom appear in salesrooms, with so little having survived the forced evacuation, a great way for people to connect both with the story and the era is through antiquarian books. […]

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The Great Escape (1963) – The Movie

The Great Escape (1963) appears on the all-time favorite movies list of many people. Whether it is Steve McQueen attempting to leap the barbed-wire barricades on a motorcycle or James Garner and Donald Pleasance crash-landing their plane in sight of the mountains of Switzerland and freedom, the movie evokes a spirit of rugged defiance. […]



flight lieutenant raymond keen raf

F/Lt Raymond Keen with wife Irene. Shot down over Duisburg, Germany, 26 March 1943. Arrived at Stalag Luft III's legendary North Compound, 12 April 1943 - The very moment the idea of The Great Escape was hatched.