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Pictured: A poster for the performance of 'Aladdin' at Stalag Luft in January 1943.<br />
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A remarkable cache of rarely seen photos capturing life inside the Great Escape PoW camp has been discovered in a barn.<br />
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The images, taken at Stalag Luft III in 1942 and 1943, show Allied prisoners dressed as women doing amateur-dramatics and an action-packed sports day.<br />
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They donned bikinis and other extravagant outfits as they entertained their camp mates with performances of 'Aladdin' and 'Girls, Girls, Girls'.<br />
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Hundreds of PoWs perched on roofs to watch the sports day which featured sprint races, the long jump, the high jump and a discus competition.