The Great Escape Camp: Stalag Luft III 75th Anniversary Trip 20-22 March 2020, £599 plus £45 per night single room supplement, where applicable. SOLD OUT! Stalag Luft III, known to many as “The Great Escape” Camp was the vast POW Camp for Allied Airmen cut out of a thick forest in Upper Silesia, then in the East of Germany now in Poland and located 100 miles southeast of Berlin. The site was selected because it would be difficult to escape by tunneling given the sandy sub soil –…

Stalag Luft III, better known as The Great Escape Camp, was located just south of the German town of Sagan. These days the camp is largely overgrown and is located near what is now the Polish town of Zagan. The area has a long history of warfare and graves in the cemetery near the camp date back to Napoleonic times. Due to its location on the West East train route from Berlin the town has a significantly large train station and junction. These days it still operates but…

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Each and every year Military History Tours takes guests to Stalag Luft III on the anniversary of The Great Escape. We stand at the Harry exit in the quiet of night and reflect on the event that tool place there back in 1944. It is a sad reality that over the last few years we have been alone when paying our respects and we hope and believe the 75th anniversary in March 2019 will see an upturn in others paying their respects too. It is of course true…