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Hut 9 where the escape happened...
Die Grosse Flucht- The German Great Escape
The incredible story of 84 Germans who escaped from a Welsh Prisoner of War Camp during World War Two has been retold after their hidden tunnel was discovered and excavated.
On March 10 1945 a whole hut of captured Axis officers descended underground and successfully executed a brazen getaway in a scene reminiscent of those played out in the 1963 epic The Great Escape.
Over 70 years later a team of scientists and historians entered the deserted Camp 198 in Bridgend to examine the only remnant of it, Hut 9, where the cunning plan was hatched.
Dr Jamie Pringle, of Keele University in Staffordshire, who previously helped locate 'Dick', one of the three famous Great Escape tunnels at Stalag Luft III, led the investigation.