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Forces War Records Blog


The man believed to be Britain's oldest surviving prisoner of war, who was held captive at the camp immortalised in The Great Escape, has died five days after turning 100.  His daughter, Helen Britton, was able to piece together her father's war records with the help of the military genealogy website, Forces War Records.

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Britain's Oldest POW

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11/08/14 One of Britain's oldest surviving PoW dies just five days after 100th birthday; FWR has been helping the family uncover his story

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10/08/14 Britain's oldest WWII prisoner of war - who survived notorious Great Escape camp Stalag Luft III - dies just days after his 100th birthday


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