The Road to Colditz (First Broadcast: 7pm, 23 November 2021)
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The Road to Colditz
Online Talk and Live Q&A with Stuart Rolt and Tom Hamilton-Baillie.
Archived Video Available Now. First Streamed Live: 7pm, 23rd November 2021
The story of two prisoners of war, Tony Rolt and Jock Hamilton-Baillie, captured during the Fall of France in 1940 who, after several escape attempts, found themselves at Colditz - the infamous castle reserved for those prisoners identified as serial escapers, the most troublesome to the Nazis.
The two escapees’ sons, Stuart Rolt and Tom Hamilton-Baillie, tell of their fathers’ hair-raising wartime experiences as prisoners of war in Germany throughout World War 2. This online talk features an in-depth look at the planning of real escape attempts, the risks escapees ran, the penalties for failure, the privations they suffered, and what imprisonment at Colditz was really like.
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