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The real-life Great Escape: How the British man who inspired Steve McQueen character tried to flee PoW camp, before being shot on Hitler’s orders

With his Clark Gable moustache and dishevelled wartime appearance, he may look like any other prisoner of war. Leslie Bull’s story, however, is much more remarkable, as the British Flight Lieutenant was the real prisoner upon which Steve McQueen’s character is based in The Great Escape. for more click here

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