The Nazi Prison Escape Tunnel

  • By Lexi Krock
  • Posted 10.01.04
  • NOVA

Against incredible odds, the Allied airmen imprisoned at the Nazi POW camp Stalag Luft III secretly built three escape tunnels they named "Tom," "Dick," and "Harry." Through this interactive map, drawn after the war by POW Ley Kenyon, explore the remarkable story of Harry, the 300-foot tunnel that 76 men snuck through during their infamous getaway on the night of March 24-25, 1944.

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See how World War II prisoners made their "great escape" from the Nazi prison camp Stalag Luft III.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program Great Escape.



(map of camp)
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum, London, England

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