Preview – WWII’s great escapes the freedom trails

Monty Halls

Following one of the toughest freedom trails in Europe, Monty Halls treks through the ridges of the French Pyrenees Mountains to the border with Spain. Monty’s journey traces the route that thousands of people under occupation made as they fled for their lives.

Monty meets a woman in Paris who sheltered many airmen who were on the run and hears from surviving Allied servicemen, including former RAF gunner Bob Frost, who was shot down over Belgium when he was 19.

WWII’s great escapes the freedom trails, Saturday, 8 pm – Channel 4

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