24 Oct '13, 1pm

New post: "Rolex watch worn by RAF officer as he queued up to take his turn crawling through tunnel during the

New post: "Rolex watch worn by RAF officer as he queued up to take his turn crawling through tunnel during the

Reworking history: The 1963 film The Great Escape was based on real events, and although some characters were fictitious many were based on real people, or amalgams of several of those involved In the spring of 1943, RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bushell conceived a plan for a major escape from the German Stalag Luft III Camp near Sagan, now Żagań in Poland. With the escape planned for the night of March 24, 1944, the PoWs built three 30ft deep tunnels, named Tom, Dick and Harry, so that if one was discovered by the German guards, they would not suspect that work was underway on two more. Bushell intended to get more than 200 men through the tunnels, each wearing civilian clothes and possessing a complete range of forged papers and escape equipment. To hide the earth dug from the tunnels the prisoners attached pouches of the sand inside their trousers so that as they walked ar...

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