The great WW2 German prisoner of war escape tunnel site revisited

If you have never heard about this fascinating story of war time audacity, bravery and heroism I urge you to read on.

On March 24th 1944 seventy six prisoners of war escaped from a heavily fortified German prisoners of war camp. The camp was designed to be escape proof. Hitler was furious. Unfortunately for the escapees things did not go to plan because of a survey error that meant that the exit point of the primary tunnel of three fell just short of the thick woods where it was planned to be. Three escapees made it back to England, twenty six were captured and locked up again and the remainder were executed under Hitlers orders. The tunnel names were Tom, Dick and Harry. Harry was 102 meters long. Click here if you have never heard about this history making story. This copy is taken from the original professionally posted article as cited at the end of the text.

The airmen that died

The more complete story

Was the Great War was world’s first sci-fi war?

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“… Charley’s War was a comic strip set in World War One that ran for many years in Battle, a British comic published in the 1970s until the late 80s.

Written by Pat Mills and illustrated by the late Joe Colquhoun, it follows young Londoner Charley Bourne’s fight to survive in the trenches of the Western Front.

After starting his career with Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson, Mills co-created Battle with fellow comic book writer John Wagner and also launched British science-fiction/fantasy comic 2000AD.

Here Mills gives an insight into writing Charley’s War and why he believes how mechanised warfare – machine guns, zeppelins and planes – made WW1 the world’s first science-fiction war…”

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