The First Great Escape

The story of twenty-nine brave British officers who attempted to escape from a German POW camp.

History - European / Military / Nonfiction English 45m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD June 6, 2017 $24.99 $24.99 818506020275 Add to Cart
1 Video DVD w/Public Performance rights June 6, 2017 $199.99 $199.99 818506020275P Add to Cart
									Camp Commandant Karl Niemeyer, a vindictive and arrogant man who had an appalling reputation for mistreatment, boasted from the outset that Holzminden was impossible to escape from. This is the story of the twenty-nine British officers who proved him wrong in July 1918. Together, they spent ten months constructing a tunnel right under the noses of their German captors. Ten of them were able to complete the journey to neutral Holland, and they returned to England as heroes.

"Combining expert analysis by historians with compelling re-enactment scenes of the claustrophobia-inducing dig, this true story is recommended." - Video Librarian