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Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Last Real Life Prisoner Of War Who Participated In "The Great Escape" Has Passed




Dick Churchill

Former squadron leader Dick Churchill was the last remaining of the 76 allied POW's who participated in the daring escape from Stalag III. Their story was immortalized in the 1963 film. Read the rest of the story HERE. Though not historically accurate, it is still one of my favorite WW2 films.


RIP Squadron Leader Churchill.


H/T to reader Bob in KY


1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite movie of all time. Knowing that, my wife bought be the novel that depicted the events of the actual escape. Aside from the McQueen motorcycle chase--and a few of the other embellishments (mostly post escape)--you might be surprised how much of all the events/accounts leading up to the escape are actually dead on. Not historically accurate? I'd say mostly historically accurate.

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