Tunnel back in time

Revealed after 67 years, the passage used in Great Escape

by Andrew Levy for the Daily Mail

Untouched for almost seven decades, the tunnel used in the Great Escape has finally been unearthed.

The 111-yard passage nicknamed ‘Harry’ by Allied prisoners was sealed by the Germans after the audacious break-out from the PoW camp Stalag Luft III in western Poland.

Despite huge interest in the subject, encouraged by the film starring Steve McQueen, the tunnel remained undisturbed over the decades because it was behind the Iron Curtain and the Soviet authorities had no interest in its significance.

Unearthed: The entrance to the tunnel, which lay untouched for almost seven decades
Unearthed: The entrance to the original “Harry’ tunnel, which lay untouched for almost seven decades

But at last British archaeologists have excavated it, and discovered its remarkable secrets. . . .

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3 thoughts on “Tunnel back in time

      1. Indeed. I’m just always saddened when I remember the circumstances then. It’s always a little heart-sore. Visiting the Anne Frank Huis in Amsterdam was quite emotional.

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