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John_W

Dick Churchill, last survivor of the Great Escape.

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I read about this the other day and indeed the date and timeline is quite poignant as next month sees the 75th anniversary of the escape.  Five days after the escape on the 29th of March I will be personally remembering BIG X - Roger Joyce Bushell - who along with 49 others was brutally murdered on the direct orders of Adolf Hitler.  Dick Churchill was more fortunate in that he was captured, but not murdered.  It has been said that his surname could have been a factor in his survival, as the Germans were hesitant to potentially murder a relative of the prime minister.

 

Here is another good link - https://www.itv.com/news/2019-02-15/last-surviving-member-of-the-real-life-world-war-ii-great-escape-team-dick-churchill-dies-aged-99/

 

Rest in Peace Sir.

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:poppy:

 

one of the greatest men.

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