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'Great Escape' POW’s incredible WWII diary surfaces, sold at auction

Today 14:29 GMT

The remarkable World War II diary of a Royal Air Force officer who played a part in the famous “Great Escape” breakout from the Stalag Luft III POW camp has been sold at auction in the U.K.. RAF Flt. Lt. Viv Phillips help build the tunnel used in the mass prison breakout, which was immortalized in the 1963 Hollywood blockbuster “The Great Escape.”

Sold by Phillips' nephew, the journal contains anecdotes, sketches, cartoons and poems, according to the auction house, Hanson’s Auctioneers, which handled the sale.

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