Payments for British ‘Great Escape’ Families

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 21, 2017

The Foreign Office paid compensation to families of British airmen shot dead after the “great escape” in World War Two, National Archives files show.

The papers also reveal some of the £1m of West German funds – intended for concentration camp survivors – was paid to families of other dead servicemen. But survivors of the Nazi PoW camp escape were not initially compensated.

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