Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Bertram Arthur "Jimmy" James, serial escape artist and royal pain in the ass to Nazis, passed away last week:
James was one of the few to escape execution after the Great Escape [...]

Fifty of the 76 escapers were shot. James and two others, including "Wings" Day, the senior RAF officer to escape, were sent to Sachsenhausen. On meeting James, Day commented sardonically: "The only way out of here is up the chimney."

And then they tried to escape again ...

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