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Underneath Hut 9 and the tunnels...<br />
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Die Grosse Flucht- The German Great Escape<br />
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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. <br />
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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. <br />
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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. <br />
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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.