Thursday, 26 March 2020

Map Of Stalag Luft III - The Escape Route

They were left with the tunnel “harry.” it took around a year to complete. As there was six hundred men who worked building the tunnel, those who spoke or had a history of escape, including men who’d done a lot of the work would escape first. The others needed to take their chances and escape if they’re lucky enough. They planned to escape through a moonless night, striking their escape at 10:30 pm. Although 76 men escaped because of the delay, men missed the train and had to wait in daylight for the next one, some walked. Sadly the escape was a disaster and only 3 men made it back to England, the other 73 men were captured including johnny. All those who were captured were to be shot and they would be shot individually or in pairs. They don’t know what happened to Johnny, if he died alone or not. He was cremated and his ashes were buried in Sagan, a town near the camp. His family were told the truth.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting piece of work.
    Keep up the good work, and God bless you