The Great Escape remembered 75 years on

The 75th anniversary of 50 Allied soldiers being shot after trying to escape from a German prisoner of war camp is being marked.

The story was later made into the film ‘The Great Escape’ starring Steve McQueen.

Today a service of remembrance will be held for those who died.

BBC News has been to the camp in Poland where a replica of one of the tunnels has been built.


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