Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. IV: Escape from the Oklahoma (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 the story of some of the most spectacular escapes by soldiers during World War II. This episode is about the men aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The ship was torpedoed and sank in just a few breathtaking minutes. Re-enactments and the personal recollections of survivors give a dramatic view of the chaotic events on board and in the sea, and of the sailors' incredible survival while awaiting the rescue that came some 30 hours later.



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