Australian survivor of 'Great Escape' from German POW camp during WWII dies aged 101

August 28, 2015 1:25 AM

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PERTH, Australia – Paul Royle, an Australian pilot who took part in a mass break out from a German prisoner of war camp during WWII that is remembered as The Great Escape, has died in his hometown of Perth. He was 101.

The escape was the subject of a 1963 Hollywood movie "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen.

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