Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. I: The Great Escape (1997)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This video is part of a series that tells of some amazing escapes from captivity during World War II. This episode is about the escape of Allied soldiers from Stalag Luft III. Using only eating utensils to dig a tunnel, 600 men worked for a year to make their great escape. Hollywood made a version of the story, starring Steve McQueen. Archival photographs and the personal recollections of survivors celebrate the triumph of the human will in its quest for freedom.



escape, POW (Prisoner of War), war, world-war