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PostSubject: The Great Escape   Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:58 pm

I'm watching a documentary about the real-life story that inspired the movie "The Great Escape". It's completely fascinating. If you haven't seen the movie, it's about a group of WWII prisoners who dug three tunnels (code named Tom, Dick and Harry) 35 feet below ground to enable a mass escape from the prisoner of war camp that they were in. The documentary tracks the movements of archaeologists as they try to uncover the original tunnels. (One of which had never been found by the Nazis) It's amazing how ingenious the men were in building the tools that they needed to do what they were doing. They moved literally TONS of sand right under the noses of their captors. They even installed electrical lighting in the tunnels, and pumped air into the tunnels using empty powdered milk tins! ("Klim" was the name on the tins......."Milk" spelled backwards. LOL) Amazing.......I love history. grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Escape   Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:34 pm

WOW, must be where Hogan's Heros got all the ideas that they had with the tunnels on the show. :think:

When I read the title, I thought perhaps SammyTweetyTomDickHarry, might have escaped...............oops, sorry, that was the name of the tunnels..........:haha:



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PostSubject: Re: The Great Escape   Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:38 pm

Yeah Same here I thought tweety would ecape


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PostSubject: Re: The Great Escape   Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:00 pm

:Hahaha: Don't give him any ideas! The cat would appreciate it, I'm sure, but.............
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PostSubject: Re: The Great Escape   Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:43 pm

Savannah wrote:
I'm watching a documentary about the real-life story that inspired the movie "The Great Escape". It's completely fascinating. If you haven't seen the movie, it's about a group of WWII prisoners who dug three tunnels (code named Tom, Dick and Harry) 35 feet below ground to enable a mass escape from the prisoner of war camp that they were in. The documentary tracks the movements of archaeologists as they try to uncover the original tunnels. (One of which had never been found by the Nazis) It's amazing how ingenious the men were in building the tools that they needed to do what they were doing. They moved literally TONS of sand right under the noses of their captors. They even installed electrical lighting in the tunnels, and pumped air into the tunnels using empty powdered milk tins! ("Klim" was the name on the tins......."Milk" spelled backwards. LOL) Amazing.......I love history. grinsmiley

Wow, that's amazing they did that without anyone finding out! How?

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