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Retracing the Long March

The film the Great Escape, which was based on a true story, still embodies the fighting spirit of Allied Prisoners of War. Seventy-six men did escape from Stalag Luft 3 prison camp in 1944, but most were recaptured.

The Nazis murdered 50 in cold blood but less is known about what happened afterwards, particularly the evacuation of the camp 10 months later that resulted in 200 more deaths.

Correspondent Andrew Hosken reports on how a group, including relatives of the survivors and young RAF recruits, retrace the so called Long March from western Poland into Germany.


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