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Great Escape: The Untold Story (2001)

The Stalag Luft III was a prison camp on Germany's border with Poland. It held 10,000 Allied airmen of all nationalities during the Second World War, and was escape proof. But for Allied ... See full summary »

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Steven Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derek Jacobi ... Himself - Narrator
Connor Williams ... Emil Schulz
Richard Campbell ... Frank McKenna
Mark Wainwright Mark Wainwright ... Roger Bushell
Christopher Harper ... Dennis Cochran
Andrew Piper Andrew Piper ... Tom Kirby-Green
Ben Tolley Ben Tolley ... Bernard Scheidhauer
Andrew MacBean Andrew MacBean ... Alfred Schimmel
Simon Armstrong ... General Artur Nebe
Nick Atkinson Nick Atkinson ... Cast
Oliver Chatham Oliver Chatham ... Cast
Paul Critoph Paul Critoph ... Cast
Matthew Douglas Matthew Douglas ... Cast
James Gillmoore James Gillmoore ... Cast
Bruce Godfree Bruce Godfree ... Cast
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The Stalag Luft III was a prison camp on Germany's border with Poland. It held 10,000 Allied airmen of all nationalities during the Second World War, and was escape proof. But for Allied prisoners of war, it was their duty to escape. This documentary tells the story of the brave and resourceful men who organised the historic Great Escape and paid a tragic price for carrying out their duty.

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Documentary | Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

A nagy menekülés: Az ismeretlen történet See more »

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Granada Production See more »
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(DVD)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Special Edition DVD for The Great Escape (1963), released in 2004. See more »

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The story about the real great escape
14 November 2003 | by HunterDKSee all my reviews

"The Great Escape: The Untold Story" is about the real great escape, which the Sturges movie is based on. This 60 minute show gives us the real names, interviews with some of the survivors and the story about the tunnel escape.

Much of the story is the same as the movie, but you can find some differences. The names are changed and it was actually snowing when the 76 prisoners escaped in 1944. Some of the escapers turned them selves in because they would have freezed to death outside.

If you want to know about the real escape, then I can recommend this show. It can be found on the special edition of The Great Escape.


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