Fascinating Great Escape diary.

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A four-page handwritten entry detailing the 100 km “Epic Retreat from Sagan,” the story of Stalag III’s North Compound evacuation, beginning in late January 1945 until the prisoners’ arrival in Spremberg on February 4, 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.