Emotional return to ‘Great Escape’ site

From the Bournemouth Echo

WARTIME MEMORIES: Alfie Fripp, 94, at the inner perimeter fence of Stalag Luft III

Alfie Fripp, 94, at the inner perimeter fence of Stalag Luft III

AN RAF veteran from Dorset has made an emotional return to a German Second World War prison camp to honour a comrade who was gunned down by the Gestapo after taking part in what became known as the Great Escape.

Former navigator Alfie Fripp, 94, of Southbourne, was one of six ex-prisoners to take part in a memorial event to mark the anniversary of the escape from Stalag Luft III.

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3 Comments

  1. My Dad was in Stalag Luft 3 at Sagan…wondering if there is anything to see at the original POW camp site at this point in time August 2016

  2. I was there last December. There is a small museum, and about 1 Km down the road, the site of the actual camp. Not much remains, but it is worth the visit

  3. Our father, Henry (Hank) Burman was there and helped spread the sand. He was a “Penguin”. He didn’t get to make the escape as the Americans were sent to South Camp before the escape.

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