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"While there have been few prison camp escapes during wartime, there have been some. What do you know about these acts of desperation and courage?"
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The movie "The Great Escape" (1963) depicts the true story of the escape of 76 men from a prisoner of war camp during which war?
World War II
World War I
Colditz Castle is a German Renaissance castle on the top of a hill. It was turned into a high security prisoner of war camp during World War II. At the end of the war when Allied prisoners were released, it became known that an unusual escape plan was to be attempted using which of the following methods?
Tunneling under the fences
Pole- Vaulting over the fences
Using a luge
Using a glider
The 1969 novel "Papillon" is based on the escape of Captain Henri Charrière from a POW camp during the Vietnam War.
One of the largest prison breakouts of World War II was the Cowra breakout, in which over 500 Japanese prisoners of war escaped from a prison camp located in which Allied country?
The Soviet Union
In January of 1943, at Camp 354 in Kenya, Italian POW Felice Benuzzi attempted to escape by which of the following unusual routes?
He tried to swim across Lake Victoria
He tried to ride a camel and get it to jump the fences
He tried to tunnel under the Nile River
He tried to climb Mount Kenya
During the Spanish Civil War almost 800 prisoners attempted an escape from Fort San Cristobal which was located near which city famous for its "Running of the Bulls"?
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Gunther Pluschow was a German aviator who holds which distinction?
He was the only soldier to escape from Britain during either World War
He escaped on 3 different occasions from 3 different camps
He was the only person to escape from Spandau Prison
He was a POW in both World Wars
What was the name of the 1987 a British made-for-TV film starring Rutger Hauer, about one of the more successful uprisings and escapes by Jewish prisoners of war?
Escape from Sobibor
There was never a successful escape from Auschwitz.
During which war did 100 American soldiers break out of the Libby prison in Virginia?
The War of 1812
The American Civil War
The American Revolutionary War
The Spanish American War
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