The Great Escape

It is a great film (number 4 on my list) but we should always remember there is real history behind the ripping yarn Seventy years ago today, 76 servicemen escaped from Stalag Luft III. only three reached the safety of home.

73 were recaptured and 50 were shot by the Germans.

News pieces and information sources

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