The person I referred to as “wossname” in the movie The Great Escape was
in fact McDonald. In fact, as usual when I work from memory, I messed up
the whole thing. A helpful reader suppies the true facts: “It was actually
McDonald (the Scotsman) who messed up. He and Bartlett we boarding a bus
(after they had gotten off of the train), and the Nazi who was checking
their papers said ‘Good luck’ as he handed them back. McDonald responded,
’Thank you’ and blew his cover.” Thank you, Sir.