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#428 - WWII: Stalag Luft III Estimate: $1,500+

Black-and-white enamel mug attributed to the famous 'Great Escape' Stalag Luft III prison camp, measuring 3.25″ tall and 3.75″ in diameter, bearing a paper label on the front, "A Gift of American Red Cross, Made in U.S.A.," secured more recently with a large strip of cello tape. In fine condition, with general wear from use. Provenance: Bonhams, The War Museum. 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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