The Great Escape
The history of this daring escape
The escape of Allied airmen from the World War Two prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III took place on the night of 24–25 March 1944. Two hundred airmen had planned to escape through man-made tunnels and 76 found their way to freedom; 73 were later captured. The chief organiser of the escape plan was RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bushell.
24 March 2022
Remembering the airmen of the Great EscapeRead the story
20 March 2019
"Without the film, who'd remember the 50 who were murdered?"Read the story
15 March 2019
"The plan was for 200 men to get out"Read the story
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