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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)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Far more interesting than any film
5 March 2006 | by pootcSee all my reviews

The Great Escape was excellent film for it's time but the actual events of that escape are far more interesting than any film as this documentary shows. The real story tells a much darker, reality-based tale of escape and survival, documenting the atrocities committed during that time.

While the Great Escape was brave, daring and heroic for those involved, it just may not have been worth it as this documentary sheds light on the facts and doesn't glorify the events as the much-celebrated film does. If there was ever a Great Escape remake, this is the story to tell. The true story.


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