1943 Escape Wanted Poster

Another version of the well known wanted poster from the January 1943 escape.

Jimmy Steele was to find himself face to face with the poster outside Castledawson RUC Station on 19th March in a furniture lorry from Currans. The lorry driver had got lost and stopped to ask for directions to the Derry road. The lorry had been hired to go to Derry to transport prisoners who were going to escape through a tunnel from the jail the next morning. The driver hadn’t yet been told he was being hijacked. When he was told, he helped out. While Jimmy sat looking at the poster, he gripped his parabellum thinking the driver was telling the RUC he had a man with a £3,000 price on his head in his lorry outside.

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