lighting. A railroad. An air ventilation system. Against incredible
odds, the Allied airmen imprisoned at the
Nazi POW camp Stalag Luft III secretly engineered these and other
technological marvels 30 feet underground
in the three escape tunnels they named "Tom," "Dick,"
and "Harry." They used only tools that they could
manufacture themselves out of tin cans, and they scavenged building
materials at great risk. When they were
done, the airmen carried out one of the greatest mass escapes
of all time. Through this interactive map, drawn
after the war by one of the POWs, Ley Kenyon, explore the remarkable
story of Harry, the 300-foot tunnel that
76 men snuck through during their infamous getaway on the night
of March 24-25, 1944.
sure to move your mouse over the circled numbers