Video. It was one of the bravest and most daring breakouts during the Second World War, the Great Escape from prison camp Stalag Luft 3. Exactly 70 years ago, on the night of March 24th 1944, more than 70 Allied airmen escaped from the German camp through a tunnel they had been digging for a year.
Now, to mark that anniversary, one of the prisoners has been telling his remarkable story to our correspondent Malcolm Shaw.
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