Winter 1944. In Nazi Germany, 76 pilots - British, Canadians, Norwegians and French – who were held in a Luftwaffe prison camp, escaped. The tunnel used for their flight was built in the greatest secrecy, right under the nose of their German guards.
This historical saga, immortalized in 1963 by John Sturges in his movie "The Great Escape" with Steve Mac Queen, went around the world. But the real story of these men overtakes by far the fiction imagined by Hollywood.
Among the witnesses of this documentary, Jack Lyon, one of the last survivors of this adventure.