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.”...
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