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Stalag Luft III: The Secret Story
Stalag Luft III is the camp most commonly associated with the Allied prisoner of war experience in World War II Germany. Housing mainly British and American flyers, it was the historical setting for the movie The Great Escape. As with most Hollywood treatments, however, the film blurred the line between fact and fiction. In this volume, the author offers a comprehensive hi ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Louisiana State University Press
(first published June 1988)
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I do not recommend for someone who isn't already interested in POW camps as it can be a bit dry and there are some really great memoirs to get you into the subject first, but for those of us who already devoured The Great Escape, The Longest Tunnel: The True Story of World War II's Great Escape, Moonless Night: The World War Two Escape Epic, and Under the Wire: The Bestselling Memoir of an American Spitfire Pilot and Legendary POW Escaper this is a really fascinating history of the camp where th ...more