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Season 41 Episode 21

Escape From Nazi Alcatraz

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 14, 2014 on PBS
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Aero engineers and carpenters attempt to replicate an ingenious escape plan from Oflag IV-C, a POW camp at Colditz Castle in Germany that held Allied officers during World War II, to see if it would have succeeded. The plan consisted of building a two-man glider from bed sheets and floorboards, and then launching the craft from the roof; the war's end negated the need to go through with it, however.moreless
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