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Tales of the prisoners who successfully escaped their prison always fueled imaginations of the people all around the world. Here you can find out which prison escapes are best remembered today, from the exploits of famous womanizer Giacomo Casanova in 18th century, to the modern day age when prisoners managed to escape even from most heavily guarded supermax prisons.
Britain’s largest prison break happened at the end of 1983 when over 30 armed IRA solders managed to engage the prison guards of one of the most secure European prison in deadly combat, and escape through the prison gates.
Among the many prison break stories during the Second World War, one stands out because of its incredible scope and complexity. Under the leadership of British POW Roger Bushell, prisoners of German camp “Stalag Luft III” dug not one, but three very long underground tunnels that enabled them to create one of the biggest prison break attempts in WW2 Europe.
The autobiographic book of Polish soldier Sławomir Rawicz described his incredible prison break journey from the gates of the frozen Siberian Gulag prison camp to the 4000 miles distant safety in India. Although many modern historians dispute his claim, the story of his life remains popular in the minds of the worldwide audience.