Escape from Stalag III

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by ldw45, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. ldw45

    ldw45 Member

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    In 1943 work had begun on 'Harry', the tunnel that allowed 76 men to escape from the German POW camp, 'Stalag III', during World War II.
    This was the same tunnel made famous by the movie 'The Great Escape'. The URL below takes you to a site where one of the men, after the War, drew a diagram with explanations of each of the sections.

    It's amazing how accurate the movie was, even though it couldn't possibly include all the information involved in this great engineering feat. Hope you find this as interesting as I did.



    http://www.kerman94.com:80/tunnelharry.html
     
  2. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link Dean. Very interesting.
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing Dean. not only interesting but proves that team work is a must.