Geophysics and the great escape

Banks, I. (2012) Geophysics and the great escape. Leading Edge, 31(8), pp. 916-920. (doi:10.1190/tle31080916.1)

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Abstract

In August 2011, the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow undertook excavations at the prisoner of war camp of Stalag Luft III at Zagań, Poland. This was the site of the famous “Great Escape” in March 1944, when 76 officers escaped the camp through Harry, one of four tunnels dug by the prisoners during their incarceration. Of the escapers, 73 were recaptured and 50 of them were executed by the Gestapo, and the camp stands as a memorial to them. The tunnels are an important part of the memorial, testifying to the ingenuity and superhuman effort made by the prisoners in their attempt to escape and disrupt the German war machine.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Dr Iain
Authors: Banks, I.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Leading Edge
Publisher:Society of Exploration Geophysicists
ISSN:1070-485X
ISSN (Online):1938-3789
Published Online:01 August 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Society of Exploration Geophysicists
First Published:First published in Leading Edge 31(8):916-920
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
584201The Great EscapeTony PollardWildfire Television (WILDFIRE)PO # 0757HU - HISTORY