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One of the Great Escape Tunnels found?

By September 23, 2011

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According to this article, archaeologists working at Stalag Luft III, a Nazi prison, have discovered one of the tunnels which inspired the movie The Great Escape. What they've found is the tunnel known as George, which inmates dug as part of their escape attempt and which was located by ground penetrating radar and first-hand accounts. Within the sealed tunnel were numerous items from the prison, including wire, boards, hammers and other tools. As Mark Lazarz, head of the local museum, explained "The finding of George brings to a close the mystery of where the tunnel exactly was. And we now have to change the model in the camp museum, because the tunnel was on the opposite side of the theatre to where we thought it was." (Cited from here.)

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