collection of stories, photos, art and information on Stalag Luft I
If you are a former Prisoner of War or a next of
kin of a POW, we invite you to sign and leave your email address so others that
come may find you. Please mention camp, compound, barracks and room numbers if
The following German Notice is to be brought to the
attention of all the Officers and NCOs under your Command:-
If a p.o.w. crosses the warning wire in front of the compound
fences, the guards will at once fire at thim with the intention to kill
after the first futile challenge. If he touches the main
compound-fences with his body or any object or if he tries to climb
over or has done so, so that the p.o.w. is already outside the compound
fences, the guards will fire at him with the intention to kill
without challenge. They will stop firing as soon as the p.o.w.
comes to a standstill and has raised his hands.