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2 Surely most people have heard of the Great Escape, but what do you really know about the event? During World War II, the Germans held 76 prisoners captive in their “un- escapable” prison of Stalag Luft III

3 What? 76 prisoners of war escaped from the “escape proof” prison of Stalag Luft III. Where? The prison was located in the town of Sagan in Poland, about 100 miles south east of Berlin The prison was located in the town of Sagan in Poland, about 100 miles south east of Berlin. When? The escape was during World War II in How? They dug three tunnels: Tom, Dick, and Harry.

4  Dug three tunnels, Tom, Dick and Harry.  Bribed the guards with chocolates from the Red Cross.  They had an engineering factory where they made their own tools like air pumps for tunnel rats to breathe, forged documents and tailored clothes, etc. How Can a Few Prisoners Manage to Escape the Un-escapable?

5 The Three Escapees Jee Muller Bram van der stok The only three who successfully escaped. Bergsland

6 The author Thomas Fleming wrote this article, which was published in “Boy’s Life” Magazine. The article discusses how such brave men managed to escape from an escape proof prison.

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8 Fleming was born in 1927, Jersey City, New Jersey. The son of World War I hero, who later on reflected on his work. He received a Bachelor’s degree, with honors from Fordham University.

9 His first history book, Now We Are EnemiesHis first history book, Now We Are Enemies He has written extensively on the American Revolution and both World Wars.He has written extensively on the American Revolution and both World Wars. “I never wanted to be an Irish-American writer, my whole idea was to get across that bridge and be an American writer”. Thomas Fleming“I never wanted to be an Irish-American writer, my whole idea was to get across that bridge and be an American writer”. Thomas Fleming The Political Writer Thomas Fleming

10 The movie was released on 4 th of July, The film is based on the book of the same name by Paul Brick hill. The film was made by the Mirisch Company, released by United Artists, and produced and directed by John Sturges. The Great Escape Movie

11 He participated in several movies, “Papillon” and “Bullitt He participated in several movies, “Papillon” and “Bullitt ” Steve McQueen He participated in several movies, “The Notebook” and “The Lost Empire ” James Garner He participated in several movies, “Jurassic Park’ and “Elizabeth” Richard Attenborough Some Members of the Cast

12  One very important theme of the movie is comedy. The movie presents the event of the Great Escape in a light and humorous way.  The article,however, is presented in a very serious tone; it focuses on the elements of drama- suspense and the thrill of the escape.

13 Comparison between the Article and the Movie Roger Bushell The POWs The movie focused on the POWs and how they prepared and executed the escape. The POWs

14 “There is nothing that can stop a group of men, regardless of race, creed, color or nationality, from achieving a goal once they agree to what that goal is.” What Has the Great Escape Really Accomplished? One writer summed it up this way

15 G.9 Andrew Philip Adam matter Nadine Wahdan Zeina Amr Farah Diraz G.9 Andrew Philip Adam matter Nadine Wahdan Zeina Amr Farah Diraz

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