No doubt we are all familiar with the story of the attempted escape of Allied soldiers from a German Prisoner of War camp during World War II. Based on a true story, ‘The Great Escape’ film has immortalised the tale of the men who attempted to break out of Stalag Luft II in Sagan. Having spent almost a year constructing three tunnels: Tom, Dick and Harry, the men finally made their escape via ‘Harry’ but, of the 78 that escaped, 73 were captured and fifty of those men were executed, the rest sent either back to prisoner of war camps or to concentration camps.
You may not, however, be as familiar with the story of 73 German officers who escaped from the Island Farm POW camp near Bridgend during World War II.
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Letter of condolence, 1944
A Evacuee's Story
Mrs Gladys Gammon and child
Family photo of Lance Sergeant Raymond Statler
Collection of badges and a 'Women for Peace' sash
West End Stores, Borth
Ynyslas Military Camp, 2006
Registration Card for boys and girls of 16 years
Wynford Vaughan Thomas Podcast
Oral Testimony, David Williams
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