Forced March to Freedom
At the end of the Second World War, ten thousand prisoners of war anticipated liberation courtesy of the advancing Russian Red Army. The Nazis dashed these hopes. They forced the prisoners to march out of Stalag Luft III in the dead of winter toward the center of a collapsing Third Reich in order to keep the P.O.W.'s as hostages.
Forced March to Freedom tells the story of this amazing test of endurance through the eyes of Robert Buckham, a bomber pilot and artist who produced countless sketches and watercolors of prison camp life, as well as one of the only chronicles of the forced march itself. Interviews with Buckham and other P.O.W.'s accentuate the sketches of camp life and the march as well as the few actual photographs of the march known to exist.
Production Date: 2001
Length: 70 Minutes
Format: 16 X 9 Widescreen