Foreign News: Death at Stalag Luft III

All the letters home from captured British and other Allied airmen pictured Stalag Luft III as one of the best prison camps in Germany. The barracks squatted in a spacious clearing among the pine woods northeast of Dresden. The prisoners had a chapel, library, playing field and garden. They lazed through a 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. day. They took walks, naps, sun baths. They had rugby and cricket matches. They attended lectures (science, languages, history, elocution). The food was heavy on soup and potatoes, but Red Cross parcels and afternoon tea kept British spirits up. Last March 22, Stalag...

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