Fascinating Great Escape diary.

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A coloured pencil drawing of a pin-up girl tearing pages off a calendar showing the flight of time from 1939 to 1945.<br />
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A remarkable diary kept by a POW in the Great Escape camp which includes a tribute to the 50 men executed in its reprisals has come to light.<br />
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British RAF officer Joseph Gueuffen, of 609 Squadron, was shot down during a bombing raid over Germany and held captive at Stalag Luft III from late 1943 until the end of the war.<br />
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The Belgian born pilot was kept in Block 109, a barrack which played an integral part in the mass escape of prisoners on March 24, 1944.<br />
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The diary boasts a list of the officers executed by the Nazis following their recapture and a drawing of the permanent memorial for them by Belgian RAF pilot Bobby Laumans.