The lid was off, and work had begun again

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number ART34781.013
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 28.6 cm x 39.4 cm; Image: 21.7 x 29.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink, brush and ink wash, pencil on paper
Maker Comber, Albert
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made January 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Stalag Luft III (Stammlager Luftwasse III) was a German prisoner of war camp in Sagan (Sagan bei Breslau), Germany (now Zagan, Poland) where Comber and other officers were held from September 1943 to January 1945. The prisoners planned their escape by digging the tunnel in what is now known as the "Great Escape". Of the 76 who escaped in the scheme, 73 were caught and 50 of these were executed by the Nazis.