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39   Stalag Luft III Fence Pole Base  $200 $200 $220 1 You must login to place a bid.

#39 - Stalag Luft III Fence Pole Base

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Description                           Estimate: $1,200+          

The foot of a metal fence post and its concrete base excavated from the famous 'Great Escape' Stalag Luft III prison camp, measuring an overall 5 x 5 x 5, exhibiting corrosion and wear consistent with long exposure to the elements. The metal fence pole base has a bolt and small bracket attached. The camp was bulldozed at the end of the war, and these relics were excavated by Polish souvenir hunters in the 1950s. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Rodney Hilton Brown, founder of The War Museum, a private non-profit foundation which has provided items to several noteworthy institutions including the Smithsonian. Stalag Luft III was a German POW camp in Silesia (now western Poland), which was operated by the Luftwaffe and held captured British and American airmen. It is best known for being the site of the massive breakout of 76 men, depicted in the classic film The Great Escape starring Steve McQueen.

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