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Summary: A film on methods of escape for captured soldiers.
Description: The film begins by pointing out that it is a soldier's duty to escape. A sergeant prisoner of war recalls in a series of flashbacks the opportunities for escaping from the moment of capture to the arrival in the prison camp. Other examples of escapes are shown. The final part of the film follows the successful escape of the sergeant and two companions, and their trouble free journey back to the border.
Production Country: United States of America
Production Details: US War Office (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 5
Footage: 3700 ft (ca)
Notes: Remarks: although a number of the escapes shown seem pretty far fetched, the film claims that they are all based on genuine cases.