The National Archives Podcast: The Great Escape

16 May

I found time today to listen to the latest National Archives podcast today, and would recommend it to everyone. It is entitled The Great Escape: you’ve seen the film, now hear the truth, and I was captivated (no pun intended!) by the excellent presentation.

I have seen the film many times, so I have some idea of the general story, but the podcast gave me a lot more background on the prisoner of war camp and the German organisations involved, and highlighted a few of the inaccuracies in the film. It is clear that the speaker (Alan Bowgen) is a real expert on the subject and his presentation is excellent.

I wish I had been at the National Archives to see the presentation for myself because the few documents shown on the website do not do justice to what was obviously a well researched and heavily illustrated presentation.

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