Veteran British POWs visit Stalag Luft III to mark the 65th anniversary of the real Great Escape

From the Mail Online

British veterans from the WW2 prison camp that featured in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘The Great Escape’ returned to the site of the getaway tunnel yesterday on the 65th anniversary of the breakout.

At the mouth to tunnel  dubbed ‘Harry’ – carved from beneath the sand and soil of Stalag Luft III  – the men who aided the escapers toasted absent comrades 65 years to the day that history was made.

Alfie Fripp returns to Stalag Luft III

And they bowed their heads too in respectful memory of the 50 Allied airmen escapees who,  having been recaptured, were  murdered on Hitler’s orders.

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