On the evening of March 24th, 1944, 76 airmen broke out of German POW Camp, Stalag Luft III, in a desperate bid for freedom. It was the most famous escape of World War II—it was also a complete disaster. Of the 76 escapees, all were recaptured, and 50 were murdered in cold blood. The murders were immediately covered up by the Gestapo, knowing that if the Allies won the war, they would seek out those responsible for the slaughter. They were right. This is the story of the dedicated RAF Special Investigation team’s painstaking mission to track down the killers and bring them to justice.
Great Escape “Revenge on the Gestapo” premieres Monday, October 25th at 10P et/pt.
Video Preview: “Futility of War” — Two escapees from a German POW camp attempt to cover ground on foot—only to be picked up days later.