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The Wooden Horse

Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Dramatisation of one of the most ingenious escape bids of World War II.

In camp Stalag Luft III, the Nazis have built the prisoners' huts so far from the fence that underground escape is virtually impossible.

One British officer, inspired by the tale of the Trojan Horse, proposes a daring plan to start a tunnel close to the boundary using a wooden vaulting horse as cover. Show less

Contributors

Peter:
Leo Genn
Bennett:
David Greene
Senior British Officer:
Patrick Waddington
Australian in Hospital:
Peter Finch
Director:
Jack Lee

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