TUNNEL VISION
TV & Satellite Week|November 20, 2021
The brilliant planning that made World War Two’s Great Escape possible
JUDY EWENS, IAN MACEWAN

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The Great Escape Tue-Thu, Channel 5 HD, 9pm

The 1963 film The Great Escape immortalised the daring plan to free hundreds of Allied airmen from a German POW camp during World War Two by building three tunnels.

As three-part docudrama The Great Escape reveals, the construction of ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’, as the tunnels were named, was a feat of ingenuity.

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