The Great Escapes of World War II (1997)

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Historical miniseries with actual photos and interviews
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the back of the jacket: No walls could hold them. No punishment could scare them. No enemy could stop them.

In this unforgettable collection, former POWs, resistance fighters, soldiers and guards tell the incredible stories of their thrilling adventures. Through dramatic re-creations, rare photographs and film's, you'll race for the last train out of Paris, risk certain death in Europe's underground railroad, and crawl through the tunnels of the real-life breakout now known as The Great Escape.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

This Fascinating program tells the complete account of the legendary escape, from the designs of tunnel king Wally Floody to the actual flight of 76 men in 1944.

ESCAPE FROM ARIZONA

The story of the largest escape from a U.S. WWII P.O.W. camp - a 25-man breakout lead by a resourceful German U-boat commander.

ESCAPE FROM DUNKIRK

Trapped on the coast by the German Army, an overwhelmed British force manages to escape destruction by crossing the English Channel.

ESCAPE FROM THE OKLAHOMA

Pearl Harbor survivors recall their 36 hour ordeal trapped in the sunken battleship Oklahoma where 404 men drowned or suffocated

Approximately 200 minutes on two DVD's.


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