the great escape and stalag luft iii

On September 14, 2018 I spent a day in Zagan, Poland -

the site of Stalag Luft iii from which, on March 23-4, 1944,

76 prisoners of war escaped in what is now known as

THE GREAT ESCAPE - immortalized in the film

In the end, 3 successfully escaped, 23 were brought back,

and 50 were executed - a major war crime.

The path of their escape -  tunnel HARRY  - is in this photo  -

100 yards long, it was 30 feet down, dug through sand. 

Also on this page - two short films made with (and thanks to)

my good friend and Zagan resident Monika Parker -

as well as other photos taken during my day there.

Tunnel Harry in the distance
Entrance to Tunnel Harry
photos-click each for info & to enlarge
Back of Hut 104-Harry in the distance
Harry exit-1944.jpg
Harry to Railroad-map.png