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Service marks Great Escape 70th anniversary

24 March 2014 Last updated at 19:51 GMT

Hundreds of people have gathered in Zagan, Poland, to remember the allied prisoners of war who died in The Great Escape of World War Two.

Seventy years ago, 76 servicemen fled from the German Stalag Luft III camp through a 336ft (102m) long tunnel.

Only three reached safety. Of the 73 recaptured, 50 were shot.

Robert Hall reports.