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Here is a selection of photos which were taken at Stalag Luft III, the scene of the Great Escape.

Prisoners of war watch a boxing match at Stalag Luft III

PoWs watch a boxing match at Stalag Luft III prison camp.

British prisoners of war tend to their garden at Stalag Luft III

British prisoners of war tend to their garden at Stalag Luft III.

Herr Narville, a member of the Protecting Power, speaks to Group Captain Massey, the senior British officer at Stalag Luft III

Herr Narville, a member of the Protecting Power, speaks to Group Captain Massey, the senior British officer at Stalag Luft III prison camp.

General view of the huts and compound at Stalag Luft III

General view of the huts and compound at Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp.

A watch tower at Stalag Luft III

One of the watch towers at Stalag Luft III.

PoWs wait for water at Stalag Luft III

A group of PoWs hold various jugs and pots as they queue for their water ration outside a large hut at Stalag Luft III.

German officers inspect tunnel at Stalag Luft III

A group of German officers look at the entrance to a tunnel dug in a hut by Prisoners of War at Stalag Luft III.

Hole in door made by PoW to escape solitary confinement at Stalag Luft III

A photograph showing a hole made in the bottom of a door by a prisoner of war, in order to escape from solitary confinement at Stalag Luft III.

PoWs produce news sheets at Stalag Luft III

British prisoners of war produce news sheets in one of the huts at Stalag Luft III PoW camp.

Former Stalag Luft III PoW Jack Lyon

RAF veteran Jack Lyon was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III during the time of The Great Escape.

Stalag Luft III PoW Jack Lyon with other PoWs

Jack Lyon with fellow prisoners of war in a hut at Stalag Luft III.

Former PoW at Stalag Luft III Charles Clarke

RAF veteran Charles Clarke was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III during the time of The Great Escape.

An illustration of an escape tunnel built by Stalag

Image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

An illustration depicting Stalag Luft III PoWs testing out the escape tunnel

An illustration depicting Stalag Luft III PoWs testing out the escape tunnel. The image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

An illustration of a PoW digging in the tunnel

An illustration of a PoW digging in the tunnel. Image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

An illustration depicting camp life at Stalag Luft III

An illustration depicting camp life at Stalag Luft III. Image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

An illustrating depicting PoW digging in a tunnel

An illustrating depicting PoW digging in a tunnel . Image is from the booklet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

A pair of wire cutters from Stalag Luft III

A pair of wire cutters made by Prisoners of War at Stalag Luft III are demonstrated for the camera.

 Jack Lyon with his squadron

Stalag Luft III prisoner of war Jack Lyon with his squadron

RAF veteran Charles Clarke with his crew

Charles Clarke pictured with members of his crew.

A tag from Stalag Luft III

RAF veteran Charles Clarke's tag from Stalag Luft III.

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