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26 June 2011 @ 08:32 am
I love it.

24 March 2010 @ 06:47 am
Today is the sixty-sixth anniversary of the day that "seventy-six ragged, verminous men of all nationalities . . . climbed out of a stinking hole in the ground in Silesia on that windy March night in 1944." It was an outstanding thing they accomplished. Please take a moment out of your day to remember unremembered heroes.
Title: Five Escape Routes (One Way Out) (@AO3)
Author: lakester
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The Great Escape is not mine. No disrespect intended.
Summary: Blythe and Hendley. It's not just about getting out. It's what you do and who you are while you're still behind the wire that counts for more.

And he's going with me.

Title: Sworn Duty (@AO3)
Author: lakester
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The Great Escape is not mine. No disrespect intended.
Summary: Danny/Willie. After a few months Danny doesn't need to look for Willie to know just where he is. It's something that he's trying to get used to.

We're getting out, but not through the wire.
25 July 2009 @ 04:24 pm
Hi, I`m new here and I want to say that it`s sooo cool to find a community of my favorite movie The Great Escape. I hope this community will start to live again one day.

Yesterday I watched The Great Escape for the 3rd or 4th time and I still love it so much. Really the best movie ever made! The story is so touching and so sad. It really let me think about why all these things happened? I never find an answer because it`s so unbelievable and nevertheless based on a true story. :(

Talking about the movie I really have to say that the characters are very interesting, some of them are maybe one of the best in history. I love the X-Organisation with every member who has his own job, like Steve McQueen is "The Cooler King", James Garner is "The Scrounger", Charles Bronson is "The Tunnel King" or Donald Pleasence as "The Foger". Not to forget the most important characters Roger "Big X" Bartlett, Sandy "Intelligence" McDonald and Rupert "SBO" Ramsey. They`re all so specially in their own ways. Also Hannes Messemer played Kommandant von Luger so formidable. He really was a Big One in Germany.

And the X-Organisation is working so hard to do what every officer has to do, finding a way to escape. And all have so many good ideas, they`re really try to do their best and they never give up. And in the beginning it looks very promising but in the end they failed. And though more than 50 officers find a way to go to the tunnel the most of them are captured and killed in the end. Even Bartlett and McDonald!

It really makes me crying every time again and I can`t say how shocked I am.

Why I`m telling this? Because I hope we can spread the love again!!! :)
Current Music: Gary Jules - Mad World
24 March 2008 @ 08:44 pm
Today is the sixty-fourth anniversary of The Great Escape. Not many of the gentlemen who took part in this amazing undertaking are still with us. Mr. James left us only this January as Lucystag sadly informed us. Please take a moment our of your day to raise a glass of raisin hooch in honor of the "X" Organization and the wonderful example of determination and human strength they have given us.
23 January 2008 @ 11:48 pm

Mr James, one of the last escapers, died last Friday.

I never met him, but I am still crying.

I wrote to him as an excited 15 year old with questions. We exchanged five or six letters in two chunks over those past five years. I talked to him on the phone twice, again as a sickeningly nervous 15 year old.

He answered every letter, gave me his phone number and let me call him and play at being a real journalist. "Call any time" said the letter.

You can all look up what he did and his war exploits and his bravery. But even though I never met the man, I could tell how kind he was, all the way from across the Atlantic Ocean.

Have a drink on Mr. James, okay? Today and on March 24th-25th.

He lived a long life, he was 92 when he died, but I am selfishly in tears. For me, and for the world.

I wanted to meet him, hoped I could someday. But he is still a part of my life that cannot be explained to any old person who asks "what's wrong? Why are you crying?" I have the letters still. Talking to him was still the coolest thing that I have ever done.

Cheers, Mr. James. Thanks.

17 December 2007 @ 12:42 am
I just noticed this photo had been added to Roger Bushell's wikipedia page. I teared up a little on seeing it. It's a life goal of mine to visit the 50 and put flowers (or something) on their graves.

I wonder what it says at the very bottom. There also seems to be a note that someone left?

The more I watch "The Great Escape", the more I love Roger Bartlett. And as Mr James said, Attenburough was very true to the real man.

Current Mood: awake
04 June 2007 @ 03:42 pm
So It's me again.

I was wondering, has anyone hear read "The Longest Tunnel"? For arguments sake, lets someone answered yes, do you remember the part, when in solitary, Peter remembers a man called Ginger Grant? There's a story of how Ginger danced with a girl one nigh and the following day had "their" song on repeat for half an hour? Do you remember the name of the song?
Current Location: home
Current Mood: curious
31 May 2007 @ 05:31 pm
By the way, anyone who knows what really happened to the three who made it?
Were they relieved of duty or what?

That would be a great idea for an icon, wouldn't it? Danny, Willie and Sedgwick?
Current Location: home
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: "Who I Really Am" - Nickelback