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Category: Prisons

Items relating to the 1944 POW escape from Stalag Luft III on display at London's Imperial War Museum. (Credit: Graeme Robertson/Getty Image)

Remembering “The Great Escape,” 70 Years Ago

Ceremonies are marking the 70th anniversary of “The Great Escape” of 76 Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner of war camp.

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Andersonville, 150 Years Ago

On the 150th anniversary of the death of Andersonville’s first prisoner of war, look back at the notorious Confederate prison camp.