GREAT ESCAPE TRIBUTE Poignant diary of prisoner of war at famous Great Escape camp unearthed

An illustrated diary kept by a Prisoner of War held at the infamous Great Escape camp has been unearthed.

RAF officer Joseph Gueuffen’s journal includes a touching tribute to the 50 Allied airmen murdered by the Nazis for taking part in the mass break out in 1944 during World War II.

The captain lists the names of all those killed, including Roger Bushell who masterminded the escape, alongside a drawing of an imaginary memorial for them.

There is also his harrowing account of the ‘death march’ the PoWs were forced to make from the camp in Poland and into Germany in temperatures of -20C. Read More