“Prison camp life would not have been so bad if: a) It weren’t such an indefinite sentence. At times you couldn’t say you wouldn’t still be there (or worse) in ten years b) The Germans didn’t keep dropping hints that if they lost, Hitler was going to shoot you anyway, just to even the score c) You could get enough food to fill your belly again. Just once.” Paul Brickhill – The Great Escape The artist Ley Kenyon was a prisoner in Stalag Luft III. He worked as a forger, producing counterfeit documents for the escape committee. The sketches in this film are taken from his diary, which is held in the RAF Museum's archive.
50 Allied airmen, from 12 nations, murdered in cold blood by the Gestapo