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The Resource The great escape : the reckoning, by Andrea Quesnelle and Steve Westh

The great escape : the reckoning, by Andrea Quesnelle and Steve Westh

Label
The great escape : the reckoning
Title
The great escape
Title remainder
the reckoning
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Quesnelle and Steve Westh
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the 24th of March 1944, 76 allied airmen escaped from Stalag Luft III, a prison camp deep in Nazi Germany . It was the beginning of the most famous escape of the Second World War. Twenty years later, Hollywood called it the Great Escape, mixing fact with the generous helping of fiction. The film showed how all but three of the men were recaptured and 50 of them murdered in a flagrant breach of the rules of war. The true story was more tragic still. The airmen mostly met lonely deaths, singly or in pairs with the bullet on their back. For three grim years the RAF police covered postwar Germany , tracking down the killers one by one. Their crimes received the harshest punishment. Some called the victors justice a "crude revenge". Others reckoning that justice was richly deserved. This is the story beyond the Hollywood legend. The remorseless hunt for the men who murdered the great escapers
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VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Quesnelle, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Westh, Steve
  • Lee, Jamie
Runtime
49
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoner-of-war escapes
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great escape : the reckoning, by Andrea Quesnelle and Steve Westh
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Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 24, 2011)
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1597358/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708216950
Video recording format
other
Label
The great escape : the reckoning, by Andrea Quesnelle and Steve Westh
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 24, 2011)
  • Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1597358/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)708216950
Video recording format
other

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