Escape From Colditz

Genre: History

Duration: 1x60/1x90

Year of Production: 2013

Production Company: Windfall Films

Broadcaster: Channel 4

Definition: HD

Colditz Castle, the most notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War Two, a group of British officers dreamt up the most audacious escape plan in history. In a secret workshop in an attic in the castle they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. They were going to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put their plan into action, so no one knows if it would have worked.

Cambridge engineer Dr Hugh Hunt leads a crack team of aeronautics engineers and carpenters to rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials.

After a 70 year wait we discover if the legendary glider escape would have actually worked.

Series 1: 1x60/1x90 | HD | 2013