Mar 25, 2019
By Andy Johnson
It was 75 years ago Sunday night and into Monday morning that 200 allied prisoners began the “Great Escape” from the Germany Prisoner of War Camp Stalag Luft 3 in Poland.
All were aircrew members and all were in a tunnel named “Harry.”
Only 75 would get away before the tunnel was discovered. 50 of the escapees would be executed by the Gestapo on Hitler’s orders.
Only three 3 would make it to freedom
Hollywood captured the exploits in the 1963 Academy Award nominated film “The Great Escape”.