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Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes

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.

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New Year's Day 2013 22:00 BBC Four


Anthony Dawson
Michael Goodliffe


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