The Great Escape tour from Wroclaw

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Visit the site of the most famous escape of World War II from a German prisoner-of-war camp that went down in history as “The Great Escape”. In a tiny compound 600 men worked for a year in secrecy on the tunnels named Tom, Dick, and Harry. Finally, on the night of 24th of March 1944, 76 prisoners managed to escape from the camp through the Harry tunnel but soon after 73 were recaptured during the chase. Outraged, Hitler ordered to shoot dead fifty of them which was an appalling abrogation of the Geneva Convention. Find out more about those dramatic events at the Museum of Allied POW Camps in Żagań, visit the grounds of Stalag Luft III and the memorial to the brave airmen who paid the highest price for an escape they considered a soldier's duty.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Wroclaw Sightseeing Tours

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Stop At: Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

Visit the POW Museum in Zagan with exhibitions of original documents, artefacts, drawings, escape gear Walk around the site of Stalag Luft 3 with preserved relics of prisoners' huts. Hear the amazing history of the Great Escape come alive See location of legendary tunnels named Tom, Dick, Harry and George Pay respect to the executed 50 officers at the moving memorial erected by their fellow camp inmates. Visit the local railway station that played a crucial role in the escape plan.

Duration: 8 hour
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