This website is dedicated to preserving the memory of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell of the Royal Air Force, the charismatic Englishman who organized ‘The Great Escape’ from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany during World War Two.
Additionally, we will post interesting facts about POW history, Stalag Luft III or anything else we deem important.
My name is John Carr. I am an attorney and retired US Army reservist from Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, I wrote the book, Serving With Roger Bushell, A Soldier’s Memoir from ‘The Great Escape’ to the Iraq War. You can purchase it directly on Amazon.com or Apple IBooks.
I felt compelled to research and write about Bushell in 2002, when I discovered no one else had written his biography. Bushell was born in South Africa in 1910, lived most of his life in England and Europe in the 1930s and 40s. He had friends and admirers living across the world. Over the years, I have traveled the world in search of him, piecing together his wonderful life as it happened in Canada, Europe and South Africa. I wrote dispatches of his story while serving as a US Soldier in Iraq. What I found was his wartime experience was both enthralling and terrifying.
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