Uncover the thrilling stories behind some of the Second World War’s most dramatic escapes, accomplished by members of the legendary SAS. These elite soldiers used all of their skills, training and ruthlessness to slip away from the enemy’s clutches, whether they were in the Sahara Desert, a torture chamber or an ‘escape-proof’ POW camp. Each escapee was forced to fight his way out of certain death or capture, his fate hinging upon every crucial decision that he made.
Join Damien Lewis as he recounts the thrilling tale of seven of the most daring escapes to take place during the Second World War. Drawing on extensive research and eye-witness testimony, he will celebrate the breath-taking daring and the triumph of these individuals’ forceful will to survive.
About the speaker
Damien Lewis is a double Sunday Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into 40 languages. For 20 years, he worked for the world’s major broadcasters, reporting from war, disaster and conflict zones around the globe and winning numerous awards.
Several of his books are being made into feature films and TV drama series. His iconic Second Word War elite forces series includes: Churchill’s Secret Warriors, SAS Nazi Hunters, SAS Ghost Patrol, SAS Italian Job, SAS Shadow Raiders, SAS Band of Brothers and SAS Great Escapes.
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