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Images of War: Stalag Luft III

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In early 1942 the Third Reich opened a maximum security Prisoner Of War camp in Lower Silesia for captured Allied airmen. Called Stalag Luft III, the camp soon came to contain some of the most inventive escapers ever known.

The escapers were led by Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, code-named 'Big X'. In March 1944, Bushell masterminded an attempt to smuggle hundreds of POWs down a tunnel build right under the noses of their guards. Behind the scenes photographs from The Great Escape film are included in this definitive pictorial work on the most famous POW camp of the Second World War.

A donation of 15% of the RRP is donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund with each sale.

The book can be bought from the Pen and Swords Books site.

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