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Today in History: 24 March 1944
The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III
On this day in 1944, during World War II, 76 POWs began their break out from Stalag Luft III. The POW camp was located in Lower Silesia, Germany. 73 of the escapees were recaptured and 50 were executed, including 5 Australians.
The break out was made into a film in 1963, called, ‘The Great Escape.’
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