Sunday, August 30, 2015

Paul Royle, whose escape from...

...a German prisoner of war camp in 1944 with 75 other Allied soldiers inspired the 1963 movie The Great Escape, died at age 101. From his obit in the Times:

Mr. Royle told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 2014 that he did not care for the film.

“The movie I disliked intensely because there were no motorbikes,” Mr. Royle said. “And the Americans weren’t there.” (The American officers at the camp were transferred before the tunnel was completed.)

I don't care what anybody says; it's still a good movie.

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