'Digger' from 'Great Escape' fame dies

'Digger' from 'Great Escape' fame dies

There are 1 comment on the Bradenton Herald story from Aug 8, 2008, titled 'Digger' from 'Great Escape' fame dies. In it, Bradenton Herald reports that:

Eric Dowling, nicknamed "Digger" for helping excavate tunnels used in the breakout from a World War II German prison camp that became known as the "Great Escape," has died.

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Chrobry

United States

#1 Aug 10, 2008
As usual, we find out the true truth is obscured by Hollywood's truth which becomes the truth of the masses. That's why people need to read first hand documents and accounts which are no less fabulous because they are true and heroic.
Because of what happened at Sagan, Zagan should be a destination for all students of World War II. What the Krauts wrought and the Allied resistance to it should be remembered by today's and all future generations.

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