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The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell — by Simon Pearson The pilot at the heart of the Great Escape had a brief war flying career; his real fight began when he was taken prisioner...
Born in South Africa in 1910, Roger Bushell was the son of a British mining engineer. By the age of 29, this charismatic character who spoke nine languages had become a London barrister with a...
Roger Bushell, the man who led the Great Escape, comes vividly to life in this first biography written about him. Simon Pearson,making use of the newly available Bushell family papers and just about every other imaginable source material, paints a portrait of an exuberant, arrogant and courageous soul who lived to defy authority. Such defiance was mostly fun and games in a prewar life that saw Bushell lucky in …
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The Great Escaper - The Life and Death of Roger Bushell 28 March 2014 In the week of the 70 th anniversary of “the Great Escape” from Stalag Luft III, the author and journalist Simon Pearson will recount the life and times of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, the officer known as “Big X” who engineered the mass breakout of Allied officers on the night of March 24-25, 1944.
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Get this from a library! The great escaper : the life and death of Roger Bushell : love, betrayal, Big X and the great escape. [Simon Pearson] -- Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, ...
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In 1929, Bushell then went to Pembroke College, Cambridge, to study law. Keen on pursuing non-academic interests from an early age, Bushell excelled in rugby and cricket and skied for Cambridge in races between 1930 and 1932, captaining the team in 1931.
Bushell's name also appears on the war memorial in Hermanus, South Africa, where his parents spent their last years and where they were buried. In 2017 a memorial was erected close to the location of his murder outside what is now Ramstein Air Base.
Roger Bushell. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Squadron Leader Roger Joyce Bushell RAF (30 August 1910 – 29 March 1944) was a South African-born British military aviator.
The permanent staff of the camp started several escape tunnels, one of which was completed in May 1941. Bushell was given a place in the tunnel, but elected to escape on the same day as the tunnel break by cutting through the wire surrounding a small park in the camp grounds.
Bushell and Scheidhauer were murdered three days later by members of the Gestapo, including Emil Schulz, helped by others. This was a breach of the Geneva Convention and thus constituted a war crime.
Bushell also organised another mass breakout, which occurred on 12 June 1943. This became known as the Delousing Break, when 26 officers escaped by leaving the camp under escort with two fake guards (POWs disguised as guards) supposedly to go to the showers for delousing in the neighbouring compound.
Bushell and Scheidhauer were murdered three days later by members of the Gestapo, including Emil Schulz, helped by others. This was a breach of the Geneva Convention and thus constituted a war crime. The perpetrators were later tried and executed by the Allies.
Bushell was the basis for the character "Roger Bartlett" in the film The Great Escape (1963), played by actor Richard Attenborough. Bushell has been portrayed by Ian McShane in the made-for-TV film The Great Escape II: The Untold Story (1988).
Escape, which was regarded as an important duty of all prisoners of war of officer rank, was never far from his mind and, fortunately, he was in good company with Day and Fleet Air Arm pilot Jimmy Buckley. Day placed Buckley in charge of escape operations, with Bushell as his deputy.
As the mastermind of the Great Escape, Bushell inherited the codename of "Big X". The tunnel "Tom" began in a darkened corner of a hall in one of the buildings. "Harry"'s entrance was hidden under a stove. The entrance to "Dick" had a concealed entrance in a drainage sump.
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