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 Lieutenant) August 15, 2017

In this episode we’re looking at high ranking British POWs held by the Italians and their attempts at escape. The middle east was considered an Italian theatre, rather than prisoners be shipped to Germany high ranking officers such as Generals Richard O’ConnorPhillip NeameAdrian Carton de Wiart or Air Marshal Owen Boyd were placed into Italian custody as POWs. Neither rank or age deterred their determination to escape

It’s arguably a story to rival that of the Great Escape or Colditz.

Joining Angus is Dr Mark Felton.

Mark is the author of numerous military history books one of which is Castle of Eagles: Escape from Mussolini’s Colditz, which was recommended to me by a listener. What a great book it is, its not surprising that currently it’s been optioned for a feature film, with the script been worked upon now.

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