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Greatest Escapes of History, 1, Escape from Alcatraz
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
Alcatraz, ‘the Rock’, was home to America’s most notorious prisoners. Set on an island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, surrounded by guards and swirling treacherous waters - no one was supposed to escape from it and live. There were some who attempted to escape off this Devil’s island; most never made...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 2, Escape from Apollo 13
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
Space travel is the boldest of human adventures, reaching further, flying faster. But just when it begins to seem routine, tragedy strikes. Back in 1970, a moment of terror made the world hold its breath. On a mission to the moon, Apollo 13 suffered a catastrophic explosion. Could the astronauts be brought back al...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 3, Escape from Arnhem
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
The British airborne assault on the bridges at Arnhem in September 1944 was meant to cut months off the end of the war and save thousands of lives. But it was a bridge too far.The paratroops were surrounded by elite Nazi units and forced to surrender after an heroic last stand. But hundreds managed to evade captur...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 4, Escape from Colditz
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
High on a cliff in eastern Germany, Colditz Castle was Hitler’s highest security prison for his most troublesome prisoners of war. Its outside walls were rock, seven feet thick, and the guards outnumbered the inmates. The Nazis claimed that it was escape-proof, but some of its prisoners took this as a challenge...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 5, Escape from Auschwitz
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
Auschwitz was the epitome of Nazi evil. It was the largest and most notorious of German extermination camps, and millions were transported there never to return. But there were people who were determined to escape from this industrial murder machine and tell the world the truth and horrors of what really was happe...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 6, Escape from Dunkirk
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
It was the biggest escape of all. In June 1940 more than 340,000 British, French, and Belgium troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, surrounded by Hitler’s triumphant Panzers. As Stukas divebombed them relentlessly they seemed doomed, and with them Britain’s chances of survival. Then, an extraordinary...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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Greatest Escapes of History, 7, Escape from Red Berlin
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directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
On 13 August 1961, the Communist government of East Germany began a great experiment - locking up an entire nation of 16 million people. A wall was built through the centre of Berlin which completed the isolation of the Communist East from the Capitalist West. But thousands of East Berliners refused to accept thei...
directed by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010; produced by Jonathan Martin, fl. 1990-2010, in Greatest Escapes of History, 7 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2003, originally published 2003), 24 mins
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