Rolling down to the working face: the tunnel, Stalag Luft III

Place Europe: Germany
Accession Number ART34781.015
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 19 x 30.48 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

A prisoner on a trolley going through the tunnel to the working face at Stalag Luft III in Sagan Germany. Stalag Luft III (Stammlager Luftwasse III) was a German prisoner of war camp in Sagan (Sagan bei Breslau), Germany (now part of Poland) where Comber and other officers were held from September 1943 to January 1945. The prisoners planned their escape by digging the tunnel, but those who eventually got through and left the prison were shot by the Germans.