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The 1963 movie adaptation of the 1950 book The Great Escape was based on the true story of POWs in World War II. 76 POWs escaped from the high-security prison Stalag Luft III in German-occupied Poland through an underground tunnel dug by the prisoners. In the movie, despite not being able to speak German or Polish, two of the characters were one bus ride away from freedom when they were caught by a suspicious German officer. He said “good luck” in English and despite the circumstances, the Scottish escapee replied

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