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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly

The unbelievable SAS mission to break a concentration camp

One of the SAS' most daring and outlandish missions of the Second World War has finally been revealed after 80 years.

The raid deep behind enemy lines on a concentration camp in Nazi Germany-occupied southern Italy to free almost 200 Jews and other prisoners was pulled off by the Special Air Service in September 1943.

It had largely been forgotten about, but thanks to research by historian Damien Lewis the audacious prison break has come to light at last. More:

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