Blog: September 2017

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

Posted in Broadcast
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

Posted in Broadcast
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