Tunnel Harry
Electric 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.

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