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
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.