“You can now search 10,529 records of WWII Escapers & Evaders on findmypast.co.uk
These records are individual reports for allied service personnel about their experiences of escaping from prisoner of war camps or evading capture in Central Europe throughout WWII.
Each entry will tell you the following key information about your ancestor: name, rank, number, corps and reference to the original paper file at The National Archives in Kew.
You may also be able to learn details of your ancestor’s decorations, date of capture, the camp in which they were held and/or the date of escape.
These records will be especially useful if you have previously been unable to find your WWII ancestors.