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Bo_Nidle
03-13-2006, 06:18 PM
I caught this on the History Channel (UK) completely by accident the other night after my eldest lad had evicted me from my Pc to play BF2.I was left to channel surf.

It relates the true story of a USAAF B-17 pilot shot down in 1944 over France,his esacpe and time with the French Resistance, his betrayal to the Gestapo and his subsequent deportation to the Buchenwald concentration camp with another 167 Allied airmen.

It does this with a combination of interviews and dramatisation and does it exceptionally well.

If theres one wartime story of endurance just screaming to be made into a major motion picture then this is it.

I was so moved by it I went straight on t'internet and ordered the book from Amazon.co.uk

Highly recommended programme.Look out for it.

Bo_Nidle
03-13-2006, 06:18 PM
I caught this on the History Channel (UK) completely by accident the other night after my eldest lad had evicted me from my Pc to play BF2.I was left to channel surf.

It relates the true story of a USAAF B-17 pilot shot down in 1944 over France,his esacpe and time with the French Resistance, his betrayal to the Gestapo and his subsequent deportation to the Buchenwald concentration camp with another 167 Allied airmen.

It does this with a combination of interviews and dramatisation and does it exceptionally well.

If theres one wartime story of endurance just screaming to be made into a major motion picture then this is it.

I was so moved by it I went straight on t'internet and ordered the book from Amazon.co.uk

Highly recommended programme.Look out for it.

TAW_Oilburner
03-13-2006, 10:43 PM
I saw it 1 or 2 years ago. For what looked like a small budget movie, it was very excellent and told the story well. What was amazing was all the stuff he went through trying to hide and to still end up getting caught.

hunhunter-texas
03-14-2006, 09:31 AM
Yeah, I saw it too. pilots name was Roy Allen. Came within inches of being executed (murdered?) twice. Exceptionally brave man. And the story is even more remarkable considering his life was basically saved by a Luftwaffe officer.

jds1978
03-14-2006, 07:39 PM
I'm usually bashing the History Channel, but that was a well done program. Saw it about 6 months ago http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif