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The Comet Line

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WWII's Great Escapes - Bob Frost
In episode 4 of WWII’s Great Escapes, Monty crosses the Pyrenees mountains, following one of the most challenging and famous escape lines out of France. It was called the Pat O’Leary Line, and was hugely effective in helping thousands of POWs and refu ...read more

Books to Accompany WWII’s Great Escapes

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Books
The Channel 4 WWII's Great Escapes series was the result of many many months of research and planning. The following books, amongst numerous others, proved invaluable in the production process (except one, which was written about the process itself) and a ...read more

Escaping Hitler Book Launch

Posted in Press
WWII's Great Escapes - Monty Halls Book
Monty's new book, 'Escaping Hitler: Stories of Courage and Endurance on the Freedom Trails', is now out and available to buy. Written to accompany the WWII's Great Escapes series on Channel 4, the book mixes new research, interviews with survivors and Mon ...read more

“Well lads, you’re on your own now”

Posted in Broadcast
WWII's Great Escapes - Len and Nick
In episode two of WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, Monty follows the journey made by British Colour Sergeant Len Harley (above, left) after his escape from Campo 78, in central Italy's Abruzzo region. Len had been imprisoned for more than two ...read more

100 Miles as the Crow Flies

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WWII's Great Escapes - Monty Halls Filming
In episode one of WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, Monty heads to Slovenia to retrace the largest known successful mass escape of Allied prisoners of the second world war. In 1944, Australian Ralph Churches had been imprisoned in Stalag 18D, i ...read more

WWII’s Great Escapes

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WWII's Great Escapes - TX Card
WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, begins on Saturday the 16th of September, at 8pm on Channel 4. Watch the trailer. Over four episodes, Monty retraces extraordinary journeys as he treks the Freedom Trails of WWII, discovering what it took to es ...read more

Filming complete!

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WWII's Great Escapes - Filming
Our crew have returned from the final leg of filming for our latest series. The programme is now being edited. We would like to thank all of our wonderful contributors, fixers and all the team for working so hard to make this series such a beautiful piece ...read more