Death Of Scottish ‘Great Escape’ Survivor

Posted by admin on Jun 8, 2010

A Scot who is believed to be the last survivor of the “Great Escape” from a German prisoner of war camp has died, at the age of 97.

Jack Harrison took part in the famous breakout from Stalag Luft III in 1944, an event later immortalised on film.

He missed his chance to flee the camp when the German guards discovered the escape plot.

Of those who broke out of the camp only three reached safety and of the 73 recaptured, 50 were shot.

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