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Two escape maps, the first is of Germany at a very small scale, the second is of France, Benelux and Switzerland.

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A wartime log kept by Jim Tyrie. He lists his crew on the night they were shot down over Berlin, the construction of tin trays, addresses of co-prisoners, cartoons, London restaurants, newspaper cuttings in German and English and finally more…

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Photo 1 is ten men standing in a group, captioned 'Muir, Denny, McCombe, McConnel, Neely, Kerwin, Bushell, Beauclair, Panton, Newman (End room tunnellers April 41)'.
Photo 2 is a group of ten men.
Photo 3 is a group of 13 men.
Photo 4 is a group…

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Photo 1 is a view into a tunnel.
Photo 2 is a section of floorboards removed to show the tunnel entrance.
Photo 3 is a view along the tunnel.
Photo 4 and 5 are the potato wine pot, captioned 'Potato wine being made, subsequently banned as it was…

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Article headlines: gallantry in captivity, awards to airmen, many lives saved in Germany. OBEs for Group Captain Laurence F Wray RCAF shot down March 1944 for work done on evacuation of Stalag Luft 3. Wing Commander (acting Group Captain) Henry…

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A biography of Jim Tyrie. He was called up on 1st September 1939 and learned to fly on Tiger Moths. He was shot down on his 7th operation over Berlin. In POW camp he was described as a dedicated tunneller. There is a list of the camps he was kept in…

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Britain has demanded through the protecting power a full and immediate report on the shooting after a mass escape of 47 British, Dominion and allied air officers in prison camp Stalag Luft 3. 76 officers escaped on March 22. 15 had been recaptured…

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Accounts of some of the officers shot: Flt Lt J G Stower, Flt Lt J F Williams, Flt Lt E G Brettell, Flt Lt M J Casey Flt Lt D. O Street. List of 47 Officers shot. Photograph of W.O Bristow and his model steam boat captioned 'An RAF sergeant at Stalag…

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Documents relating to a sea voyage from Greece to Marseilles.
Item 1 is a ticket with a handwritten name and cabin number.
Item 2 is a ship taken from another ship.
Item 3 is a ticket referring to Mieczysław Stachiewicz and issued by Organe…

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Item 1 is a receipt from the Polish Embassy at Bucharest, dated 8 January 1940.
Item 2 is a photo of a queue outside railings with soldiers controlling access.
Item 3 is a photo of a car with two men leaning on it. Behind is a street scene with…

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Photo 1 is a group of people round the back of a car, the caption in Polish suggests they were stuck.
Photo 2 is five people with a caption with their names 'Maciek Miszewski, Jerzy Rajewski, Jan Rabek.
Photo 3 is the same group as photo 2 with a…

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A book of Prison Camp cartoons with some explanations.

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RAF Form 2825 filled in by David Geach claiming 1939/45 star, Air Crew Europe Star and France and Germany Star

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Warning prisoners of war the dangers of escaping - 'it is no longer a sport'.

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Gabi Wilson grew up in Berlin and was a schoolgirl in 1939. She discusses one brother training as an interpreter and another brother returning from Russian prisoner of war camps. She worked as an apprentice at a publisher firm. She met her husband,…

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List of phrases translated into German, French, Dutch and Spanish to help with evasion.

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Geoff Packham grew up in Sheffield and worked at the town hall before he volunteered for the air Force. He discusses his father’s service in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He trained in Canada and completed seven operations as a…

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James was born in Gorton, attended Catholic schools, and became an apprentice plumber. In November 1942 he joined the Royal Air Force. He then trained as a mechanic at RAF St Athan before being posted to RAF Henlow to assemble Hurricanes. He then…

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Ronald Last grew up in Dorset and worked as an apprentice for the local Gas and Water company before volunteering for the Air Force. He attended the reception centre at Lord's Cricket Ground and describes the medical tests and inoculations recruits…

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Account of Douglas Hudson's safe arrival home after two years internment in French North Africa. Notes squalid conditions in camps and two escape attempts.

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Sergeant observer J Douglas Hudson resting at home after being released from spending two years in French North African internment camps. Freed after British and American troop landings in November. Tells of force landing in Tunisia, internment in Le…

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Relates how after tunnelling 187 feet to escape from internment camp in Algeria, 29 soldiers were recaptured. Tunnel took seven months dug in relays 24 hours a day. After escape Arab guards tracked them down and they were sent back to prison.
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