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'The Great Escape' 4th tunnel 'George' found


Posted on Sunday, 20 November, 2011 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A fourth escape tunnel built by prisoners of the PoW camp Stalag Luft III has been discovered in poland.

The daring escape attempt by imprionsed RAF officers during World War II was immortalised in the 1963 film "The Great Escape". Three tunnels were initially dug in secret, over one-hundred men attempted to escape to freedom through the tunnels but most were either caught or executed with only three managing to get away. But now archaeologists have unearthed a fourth tunnel, it appears that despite seeing their friends and allies executed for their previous escape attempt the remaining officers had not been willing to give up in their bid for freedom.

"It has lain hidden for nearly 70 years and looks, to the untrained eye, like a building site."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Star of the Sea on 19 November, 2011, 22:49
That's marvellous! Also how strange is it that I only recently posted about my Primary Head Teacher who was at this camp as a POW and took part in the great escape! http://www.unexplain...1
Comment icon #2 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 20 November, 2011, 15:19
Wow, that is really interesting. I love the relics that they found in the tunnels!
Comment icon #3 Posted by bpl on 20 November, 2011, 22:24
they were truly heros. god bless the all
Comment icon #4 Posted by 27vet on 21 November, 2011, 6:25
What are the Google Earth coordinates?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Damian Bâthory on 21 November, 2011, 7:04
The movie and the memory of these guy's were one of the main reason i joined the army in the 80's and i served in the 90's as a UN peacekeeper in the Balkans and Rwanda.... All the peoples i helped to save from genocide and all i did as a soldier was done in honor and rememberance to these heroes...not to destroy but to help give freedom to every human being..if i am free to write on this board today i owe it to these men, you must forever fight for your freedom as human being, this is the legacy they have left us.
Comment icon #6 Posted by MysticStrummer on 22 November, 2011, 6:46
Very cool. I still need to read the book the movie was based on. I wouldn't mind a good remake either. Everything is too clean in those old movies. Still, a classic film and a great story.


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