The Great Escape relived: Surviving WWII prisoners of war make emotional return to site of famous break-out
TWO World War II veterans – who took part in the most famous break-out by British prisoners of war – have gone back to the tunnel they helped construct.
Stanley “Gordie” King, 91, and Frank Stone, 89, returned to the remains of Harry and the tunnel built after The Great Escape, nicknamed George, which has been reopened for the first time in 66 years.
Standing at the entrance to the 111-yard shaft, on the site of the notorious Stalag Luft III camp in Poland, widower Gordie’s eyes filled with tears.
The former radio operator said: “It has been such an emotional time for me.
“This brings back such bittersweet memories. I’m amazed by what they found.”...
comments powered by Disqus
- Yemen museum destroyed
- Viking beaters: Scots and Irish may have settled Iceland a century before Norsemen
- Secret diary of a top Soviet official shows the leadership was in turmoil 15 years before the USSR’s demise
- New History Dispute Splits U.S. Allies in Asia
- New exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum focuses on Iranian history
- William Leuchtenburg says historians and the media have been too hard on Obama
- Hugh Ambrose, historian who helped develop WWII Museum, dead at 48
- Historian discounts claim that Churchill and other British PM's were gay
- Nick Bunker Wins $50,000 2015 George Washington Book Prize
- Niall Ferguson Vs. Robert Skidelsky