This is a segment from a ‘home-made’ Union Flag that flew unmolested for 12 hours in Germany during the war: It was fabricated from dyed (New Zealand) parcel wrapping material. It was hoisted at midnight on 31 December 1943 above the roof of one of the three ‘escapee’ huts in Stalag 383 - No 201. The ceremony was the climax to a party to welcome the New Year, with its promise of a landing in France. Present were the 14 occupants of the hut, 13 of whom appear below, with some of their friends: After hoisting their Union Jack, some appropriate words were said before a number of toasts to the occasion. It flew unmolested until noon 1 January 1944, when it was taken down and shared between members of nearby huts, but not before being saluted by two officers, Major Brooke-Moore of the Australian Medical Corps and one of the camp security officers, Hauptmann Katschorek. I wonder how many of the other segments survive?