A ceremony to commemorate the Great Escape, the famous breakout from German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft Three in 1944, took place in Zagan, west Poland.
Survivors, families and UK and Polish officials gathered in Zagan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the escape plot.
One reenactor said: "We have great respect for all prisoners who were here"
Former prisoner of war and survivor of Stalag Luft Three, Charles Thelen, said it was "kind of a strange feeling" on seeing the camp today.
Of those who broke out of the camp, only three reached safety and of the 73 recaptured, 50 were shot.