Saturday, January 4, 2014

Jan

4

1944

Stalag Luft III – work resumes on ‘Harry’

The two foot square tunnel  was just big enough for a man lying down to be pulled along on one of the trolleys. At 336 feet long it was a lot of sand to be excavated and disposed of.

It was now up to Fanshawe to make the plans for transporting the sand from Harry to the theatre, a distance of about 200 yards. There was also still a useful length of tunnel in Dick which could be filled up, but it was decided to use that as a standby only. Communication between the blocks was allowed up to 10 pm, when we were all locked into our respective blocks.