The Great Escape: The Reckoning

  • 2010

A study of the two-year postwar investigation to track down Gestapo officers responsible for the murder of 50 Allied airmen who escaped from a German prison camp on March 24, 1944, but were recaptured and executed under orders from Adolf Hitler. This story was the basis for the 1963 film "The Great Escape." Included: dramatic recreations of events; interviews...

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A study of the two-year postwar investigation to track down Gestapo officers responsible for the murder of 50 Allied airmen who escaped from a German prison camp on March 24, 1944, but were recaptured and executed under orders from Adolf Hitler. This story was the basis for the 1963 film "The Great Escape." Included: dramatic recreations of events; interviews with surviving POWs and family of Gestapo members found guilty of war crimes. Written and directed by Steve Westh.

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