Browsing YOUTUBE, you can stumble onto almost anything. I ran across the 1963 movie, The Great Escape. It's broken into clips but the whole movie is there. At the end, James Garner, playing the role of Scrounger, learns that 50 escapees had been executed. He asks a simple question, was the cost worth it? Digging into the historical timeline of the actual event, I have to say no. The escape happened in March of 1944 and, by April of 1945, American forces had liberated the POW's, who, by this time, had been moved to another camp. Was the attempt worth it?