British prisoners bribed a German guard to turn a blind eye at the
eastern gate on an upcoming but unspecified night. The guard told his
superiors, and the Germans were there when a patch of turf suddenly rose up off
the grass terrace outside the British canteen, and Captain Pat Reid appeared.
He and his accomplices had slipped out of the canteen through a drain cover,
which the Germans had earlier cemented but the British had loosened before the
cement had dried. (For the German view of this attempt, see
The Jailor's Story)