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Great escape, 1927

During their incarceration at the high-security German camp Stalag Luft III, over six hundred Allied prisoners banded together to dig three technically sophisticated tunnels under the noses of their German guards. On the night of March 24, 1944, they planned to liberate two hundred men via the tunnel code-named Harry, but a guard spotted the 77th escapee. During the ensuing search of the camp, the guards never found the tunnel named Dick. In this segment of the PBS documentary series Nova, three former Allied prisoners of war and a team of archeologists travel back to the site of Stalag Luft III to search for this tunnel. Recreations and recollections provide details about the prisoner's tunneling and tell the stories of escapees who were recaptured by the Germans.

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  • "People's century"
  • "Great escape, 1925-46"@en
  • "Great escape, 1925-46"
  • "Great escape"@en
  • "Great escape"
  • "Great escape, 1927"
  • "Great escape, 1927"@en
  • "1927, great escape"
  • "Great escape (Television program : 1998)"
  • "Movies capture our hearts"@en
  • "Great escape, the movies capture our hearts"@en

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  • "During their incarceration at the high-security German camp Stalag Luft III, over six hundred Allied prisoners banded together to dig three technically sophisticated tunnels under the noses of their German guards. On the night of March 24, 1944, they planned to liberate two hundred men via the tunnel code-named Harry, but a guard spotted the 77th escapee. During the ensuing search of the camp, the guards never found the tunnel named Dick. In this segment of the PBS documentary series Nova, three former Allied prisoners of war and a team of archeologists travel back to the site of Stalag Luft III to search for this tunnel. Recreations and recollections provide details about the prisoner's tunneling and tell the stories of escapees who were recaptured by the Germans."@en
  • ""'Great escape' focuses on the impact of motion pictures in countries such as the U.S., England, France, Italy, India and the Soviet Union, beginning in the 1920's. Included: the advent of sound, which 'changed everything' narrator John Forsythe says"--TV guide, April 21, 1998."
  • "People remember how film persuaded and influenced, enthralled, seduced, and entertained them and offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures and tempo."
  • "By the mid-1920s, millions were already confirmed "moviegoers". Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love, courage, and how to dress, while the governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and entralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures."
  • "By the mid-1920s, millions were already confirmed "moviegoers". Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love, courage, and how to dress, while the governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and entralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures."@en
  • "The great escape was based on this true event. Over six hundred Allied prisoners dug three highly sophisticated tunnels in a plan to escape from Stalag Luft III. On the night of March 24, 1944 two hundred prisoners began their escape. The German guards spotted the seventy-seventh man coming out of the tunnel, but seventy-six prisoners made their escape."@en
  • "The feature film The great escape was based on this true event. Over six hundred Allied prisoners dug three highly sophisticated tunnels in a plan to escape from Stalag Luft III. On the night of March 24, 1944 two hundred prisoners began their escape. The German guards spotted the seventy-seventh man coming out of the tunnel, but seventy-six prisoners made their escape."@en
  • "Begins with Al Jolson in The jazz singer, a film important in the beginning of the sound era and traces the growth of the motion picture industry from Nickelodeon days to the advent of sound and Hollywood's dominance. Also shows a series of film clips in which glamour, optimism, and gaiety provided Americans with an escape from the grimness of the real world."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "By the mid-1920s, millions were already confirmed moviegoers. Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love, courage, and how to dress, while governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and enthralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures."@en
  • "By the mid-1920s, millions worldwide were already confirmed "moviegoers". Movies reflected and affected the way people dressed, thought and spoke, teaching the inexperienced about love and courage, while the governments around the globe were quick to realize the power of film: this new mass entertainment would also prove an unrivaled tool of mass persuasion. Here moviegoers reminisce, revealing how the new medium persuaded, influenced and entralled them, as it offered a welcome refuge from the century's pressures."

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  • "History"
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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
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  • "Documentaries and factual films and video"
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  • "People's century : 1900-1999. Great escape"
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  • "Great escape, 1927"
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  • "People's century, 1900-1999. [5], 1927 great escape"
  • "Great escape"
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  • "The great escape [the most daring Allied prision escape of World War II]"@en
  • "People's century. 1927, Great escape"@en
  • "1927, great escape"@en
  • "1927, Great escape"