The Great Escape (1963)

Introduction The Great Escape is a 1963 American epic war film based on Paul Brickhill’s 1950 nonfiction book of the same name, a firsthand account of the mass escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from German POW camp Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany.… Read More

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

Introduction Ghosts of Abu Ghraib is a 2007 documentary film, directed by Rory Kennedy, that examines the events of the 2004 Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. Outline An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003. Trivia The film aired… Read More

P.O.W.s of the Reich: Prisoners of the Reich (2008)

Introduction A 2008 documentary about prisoners of war (POWs) held by the Germans in World War Two. Outline Told exclusively through interviews of prisoner of war veterans, this unique documentary uncovers first hand accounts of survival, heroism and bravery. The airmen and soldiers who found themselves thrust into the bizarre and dangerous world of Nazi… Read More