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This Month In... 1944

Under cover of darkness, 76 men crawled to freedom from a Nazi POW camp. But their story would have a tragic conclusion

THE GREAT ESCAPE

On 1944, escape a bitterly a a daring Nazi cold prisoner plan March saw of evening 76 war prisoners camp in via a tunnel. Stalag Luft III was a Luftwafferun facility used during World War II to hold captured western air force personnel near Żagań in modern-day Poland.

The 50 escapees executed by the Gestapo – with Roger Bushell circled
ALAMY X1, ©IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM X3, SHUTTERSTOCK X1
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