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Last 'Great Escape' survivor dies

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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A Scot who is believed to be the last survivor of the "Great Escape" from a German prisoner of war camp has died, at the age of 97. Jack Harrison took part in the famous breakout from Stalag Luft III in 1944, an event later immortalised on film. He missed his chance to flee the camp when the German guards discovered the escape plot. Of those who broke out of the camp only three reached safety and of the 73 recaptured, 50 were shot.


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Many good men lost their lives after being recaptured by the Germans, and now we have lost our last link to this audacious attempt to not only free large numbers of prisoners, but also the secondary motive of causing havoc behind the enemies lines. Luckily this escape attempt is relatively well documented so hopefully the guts and spirit shown by men like this will never be forgotten.




posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 01:56 AM
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Thank you.
S&F.
These brave soldiers, will always immortalize, that freedom isn't free.
May G_D rest his soul.



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