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Title Great escape
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  909 Aih/App  2007/12/21  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm
Series As it happened (Television program)
Summary Sixty years after the great escape, a team of archaeologists search the site of Stalag Luft III for new evidence of the clandestine operation, which involved 600 prisoners digging three highly sophisticated tunnels. In March 1944, after 11 months of digging, 76 POWs escaped from the German camp. All but 3 were recaptured, and 50 of them were killed in the ensuing brutal revenge. Recently, a team of battlefield archaeologists, armed with aerial photos and maps of the tunnel plans, unearthed one of the three tunnels that were dug by the POWs. Their intentions were not only to find proof of the incredible feat, but also to get inside the minds of the escapees. They were helped in this by historians and most of all by some of the men who lived through the daring escape
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast December 21, 2007. Copied under Part Va of the Copyright Act.
Credits Writer/director, Mark Radice ; producer, David Dugan
Performer Narrator, Richard Donat
Notes DVD
Rated: G
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Stalag Luft III
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Prisoner-of-war escapes -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Escaped prisoners of war -- Poland -- History -- 20th century
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Poland
World War, 1939-1945 -- Antiquities
Author Radice, Mark, 1973-
Dugan, David
Donat, Richard