Escape from a Nazi firing squad: Handcuffed and led into the woods at dawn, two SAS men prepared to die... What followed was one of the most breathtaking episodes of the entire war, writes LORD ASHCROFT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Escape from a Nazi firing squad: Handcuffed and led into the woods at dawn, two SAS men prepared to die... What followed was one of the most breathtaking episodes of the entire war, writes LORD ASHCROFT

It was approaching dawn on August 9, 1944 and the seven prisoners of war caught operating behind enemy lines in German-occupied France thought they knew their fate.

After weeks of imprisonment, including brutal interrogation at the hands of the Gestapo, their end was near.

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