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Digging the Great Escape (2011)

The classic movie "The Great Escape" was based on a real life escape attempt during the second world war. This documentary follows Archaeologists who are trying to find the original tunnels... See full summary »

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Paul Nelson, Brian Rice

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Paul McGann ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Frank Stone Frank Stone ... Himself - Stalag Luft III, 1942-45
Alan Bryett Alan Bryett ... Himself - Stalag Luft III, 1943-45
Howard Tuck Howard Tuck ... Himself - Historian (as Dr Howard Tuck)
Philip Westwood Philip Westwood ... Himself - Chief Engineer (as Lt Col Philip Westwood)
Bill Shinkins Bill Shinkins ... Himself - Engineer
Tony Pollard Tony Pollard ... Himself - Chief Archaeologist (as Dr Tony Pollard)
Richard Osgood Richard Osgood ... Himself - MoD Archaeologist
John Le Cornu John Le Cornu ... Himself - Royal Air Force (as Flt Lt John 'Frenchie' Le Cornu)
Jim Smith Jim Smith ... Himself - Royal Air Force (as Flt Lt Jim Smith)
Hugh Hunt Hugh Hunt ... Himself - Engineering Department, University of Cambridge (as Dr Hugh Hunt)
Jack Lyon Jack Lyon ... Himself - Stalag Luft III, 1942-45
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Himself - Royal Air Force (as Flt Lt Tim Barlow)
Mikey Robinson Mikey Robinson ... Himself - Royal Air Force (as Flt Lt Mikey Robinson)
Ken Rees Ken Rees ... Himself - Stalag Luft III, 1942-45
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The classic movie "The Great Escape" was based on a real life escape attempt during the second world war. This documentary follows Archaeologists who are trying to find the original tunnels dug by the real prisoners of war who escaped. Some of the surviving prisoners also join the team to assist with the tunnel locations and to describe what it was really like to live that situation. In an effort to understand the technical details of how this feet of ingenuity was achieved, the team recreate some of the equipment used by the prisoners. Written by Helenshkatwo

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2011 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP800 (estimated)
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