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The Great Escape - 24 To 25 March, 1944

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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:27 AM

'Great Escape' anniversary: The last man in the tunnel queue

"The diary of a World War Two prisoner who inspired one of the characters in The Great Escape film has been shared for the first time to mark the 75th anniversary of the breakout.

Marcel Zillessen was last in the queue of 200 men waiting to crawl through a tunnel at Stalag Luft III, but the alarm was raised before his turn came.

His diary describes how he later escaped the deadly Long March in 1945 by fleeing into a forest and hiding."



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:34 AM

Very moving report. Thanks for spotting it MAB.

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