In the final months of World War II, prisoners of war in Colditz began building a glider to fly out of the camp. However the war ended before they could try it. Now Dr Hugh Hunt, an ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Hugh Hunt ...
Himself - Presenter and Lead Engineer
L.J.E. Goldfinch ...
Himself - POW (as LJE 'Bill' Goldfinch)
Sir Sebastian Roberts ...
Himself - Military Historian
Grismond Davies-Scourfield ...
Himself - POW - Interviewed in 2001 (archive footage)
Kenneth Lockwood ...
Himself - POW - Interviewed in 2001 (archive footage)
J.W. Best ...
Himself - POW (as JW 'Jack' Best)
Antony Anderson ...
Himself - Son of POW
Bernard Cazaumayou ...
Himself - POW - Interviewed in 2001 (archive footage)
Tony Hoskins ...
Himself - Glider Builder
Tony Luteyn ...
Himself - POW - Interviewed in 2001 (archive footage)
Corran Purdon ...
Himself - POW
Ben Watkins ...
Himself - Glider Builder
George Drew ...
Himself - POW - Interviewed in 2001 (archive footage)
Pat Willis ...
Himself - Glider Radio Controller
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In the final months of World War II, prisoners of war in Colditz began building a glider to fly out of the camp. However the war ended before they could try it. Now Dr Hugh Hunt, an engineer from Cambridge University, leads a team of aeronautical engineers and carpenters who build a replica glider from the original plans, using only the materials and improvised tools that the POWs used. They then fly it from Colditz to see if the escape would have succeeded. Written by Anonymous

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