Back in November, 2021, The Kamas Valley History Group kicked off its new, quarterly program of lectures, with the story of Leo Frazier of Oakley, who was shot down over France in 1943, and sent to the infamous Stalug III prisoner of war camp.

Many will have heard of this camp because of the mass escape, immortalized by the 1963 Hollywood blockbuster “The Great Escape”.

This is an edited recording of the presentation. The video lasts about 36mins, and includes clips from the film and other materials which help to tell Leo’s story.

We and Leo are grateful to those who provided the clips and hope their producers will be happy that their work helps to honor one of Kamas Valley’s unsung heroes.

If you haven’t seen the film, “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen we strongly recommend you do.