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Links

The Story of Stalag Luft III
www.usafa.af.mil/df/dflib/SL3/SL3.cfm?catname=Dean%20of%20Faculty
Visit the U.S. Air Force Academy Library's Web site and see detailed information on almost every aspect of life at Stalag Luft III. Be sure to view the site's additional materials on the planning and execution of the Great Escape.


Life Behind the Wire
www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/history/2004/03/great_escape_02.shtml
This BBC page offers a brief history of the Great Escape and gives a firsthand account of the event's 60th anniversary ceremonies. View photographs of the Stalag Luft III site, both during World War II and today.


The Great Escape
www.elsham.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gt_esc/
Read more about the key players in the escape plan, their everyday interactions, and what life was like within the confines of a Nazi prison camp.


Stalag Luft III
www.pegasus-one.org/pow/pSL_3
View an online photo gallery of Stalag Luft III. The collection includes everything from the daily routine of prisoners to Nazi documentation of tunnel "Harry."



Books

A Gallant Company: The True Story of the Great Escape
by Jonathan F. Vance. New York: iBooks, 2000.

The Longest Tunnel
by Alan Burgess. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.

The Great Escape
by Paul Brickhill. New York: W.W. Norton, 1950.


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