Preview – WWII’s Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails

Raffaelle de Greco

Revealing inspiring stories from prisoners who managed to escape from behind Nazi-occupied territory during the Second World War and those that assisted them, Monty Hall is retracing their footsteps.

Tonight Monty recounts one of the riskiest escape operations carried out by the SAS when troops escaped from northern Italy, meeting the locals who courageously helped to protect them.

Following the route taken by the SAS to escape safely, Monty and John Redhead – whose father escaped from a PoW camp nearby – meet the Italian family who risked their lives to shelter John’s father, and thank them for their bravery.

WWII’s Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, Saturday, 8 pm – Channel 4

Image: Channel 4