The Great Escape Secrets Revealed on the History Channel
If you have seen The Great Escape movie starring Steve McQueen you'll know what this is all about, the exception being there were no Americans involved in this escape (strictly a Hollywood version) Some of the very important designs and tunnel expertise came from Canadian RCA members and of course their British counterparts of the RAF. The camp was populated by Airmen from many countries France etc. but the British & Canadians were in the majority i believe. There were no Americans in the camp.
This is a about a dig in the original site to try and capture the essence of how they were able to do this with little in the way of tools etc. Hell they even used Hockey Sticks. Quite amazing the thinking that went into the building of the tools to accomplish this feat. Add to that the forgeries they developed for ID and Passes. The ingenuity is amazing.
The courage these men showed digging in this environment leaves you in awe.
A show well worth watching imho.
On the History Channel several times this week.