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The Great Escape
A description of the event that took place during World War II, known as "The Great Escape."
# 28083 | 2,719 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper reviews the story of Stalag Luft III, more commonly known as "The Great Escape." The paper presents the events of that courageous escape in terms of the strategic and operational setting, tactical situation, threat of discovery by the Germans and finally the allied strategy. The paper then gives a detailed description of the actual escape event, in March 1944.

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""The Great Escape" is remembered as one of the most significant events in the history of Allied POWs (Prisoners of War). It was 24th March 1944 when 76 captured Allied airmen at a German war camp named "Stalag Luft III" tried to escape by means of their own hand-dug tunnel that was over 300 feet long and about 30 feet deep down the ground level ( Stalag Luft got its name from "Stammlager Luft" that means "Permanent Camps for Airmen." As the name suggests, the prison facility was especially utilized to keep the enemy air crew whose planes were shot down."

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