On the 75th anniversary of the real-life POW escape from the Stalag Luft III prison in German-occupied Poland, Dan Snow will host a commemorative evening at the Eventim Apollo in London. Broadcast live to cinemas on Sunday 24 March as part of a special screening of The Great Escape, the event will also include music from The D-Day Darlings as well as exclusive interviews from veterans who were present at the camp on the night of the escape.
John Sturges’ dramatisation of the true story of a group of Allied POWs who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in Upper Silesia in March 1944 is arguably the best Second World War adventure film ever made.
A host of big-name stars mesh beautifully in this meticulous recreation of the legendary escape. Although this is a film about courage, Sturges wisely takes a low-key approach, leavened with humour, rather than allowing the cast to indulge in macho antics.
The Great Escape with Dan Snow is in Picturehouse Cinemas on Sunday 24 March.Find your local cinema and book now