Next Episode of WWII's Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails is
Former marine Monty Halls retraces the routes of great escapes from Nazi territory, meeting surviving escapees and locals who risked their lives to help them.
Monty treks through the forests and mountains of Slovenia, as he learns the dramatic story of the most successful mass escape of Allied prisoners in World War II
Monty follows in the footsteps of Len Harley, who escaped from the Nazis across Italy's Majella mountains in winter, and reunites Len - who's now 98 - with Rosina Spinosa, who helped him escape
Monty recounts the story of a daring SAS mission behind enemy lines in northern Italy, and retraces the troops' dramatic escape route across the Apuan Alps
Monty treks one of the toughest freedom trail routes in Europe, through the dramatic landscape of the jagged dragon's back ridges of the French Pyrenees mountains to the border with Spain. Monty's journey traces the epic undertaking that thousands of people under occupation made as they fled for their lives. Contact with the Resistance was crucial to a successful escape, and Monty meets a remarkable woman in Paris who sheltered many airmen who were on the run, at huge risk to herself and her family, under the noses of the ever-vigilant enemy. And she shows Monty how she taught her 'boys' to keep undercover. The programme also hears from surviving Allied servicemen, including former RAF gunner Bob Frost, who was shot down over Belgium when he was 19.
Monty Halls(Monty Halls)
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