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Great Escapes of World War II [2 Discs] [DVD]

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Release Date:08/28/2001
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This two-disc set contains four documentaries about great escapes from danger made during World War II. The films are presented in standard full-frame transfers that preserve the original aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials, but this title should still be of interest to history buffs and may be of use to teachers in a classroom setting.
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    Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. III: Escape from Dunkirk
    This video is part of a series that chronicles the greatest escapes of World War II. In the Battle at Dunkirk, the German army defeated the Allies, but the Allied forces made a successful retreat. This video considers historians' conflicting theories about why and how the British and French soldiers made their escape across the English Channel. Archival film footage, re-enactments, and personal recollections of survivors relate the dramatic story. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

    Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. IV: Escape from the Oklahoma
    This video is part of a series that tells the story of some of the most spectacular escapes by soldiers during World War II. This episode is about the men aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The ship was torpedoed and sank in just a few breathtaking minutes. Re-enactments and the personal recollections of survivors give a dramatic view of the chaotic events on board and in the sea, and of the sailors' incredible survival while awaiting the rescue that came some 30 hours later. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

    Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. I: The Great Escape
    This video is part of a series that tells of some amazing escapes from captivity during World War II. This episode is about the escape of Allied soldiers from Stalag Luft III. Using only eating utensils to dig a tunnel, 600 men worked for a year to make their great escape. Hollywood made a version of the story, starring Steve McQueen. Archival photographs and the personal recollections of survivors celebrate the triumph of the human will in its quest for freedom. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

    Great Escapes of WWII, Vol. II: Escape from Arizona
    This video is part of a series that chronicles the most spectacular escapes of World War II. In this volume, members of the French resistance help Allied airmen escape. Then, on the other side of the war effort, German POWs stage an amazing escape from a U.S. prison camp. Archival photographs and film footage, re-enactments, and personal recollections of prisoners and their guards relate the dramatic events. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi

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    • Ed Asner
      Ed Asner - Narrator



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