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The Long March to Freedom

Through the harrowing first hand accounts of POW veterans, The Long March to Freedom will reveal the heart-wrenching stories of the men who survived World War II and a long stay in a POW camp.

Then, out of the blue in the harsh Polish winter of 1945, 300,000 POWs were told to gather their belongings.

Three 1 hour long documentaries featuring POWs telling of their introduction to life in the armed forces and describing their experiences at the outbreak of war and the circumstances of their subsequent capture. It looks at their existence in POW camps, leading to their final ordeal as they are force marched, in appalling conditions, almost thousand miles West from their prison camps along the then Polish border away from the advancing Russians – a true inspirational story of courage and determination.

Credits

Producer / Director
Stephen Saunders

Narrator
Bernard Hill

Director of Photography
Richard P. Hill

Original Music
Neil Clements

Editor
David Arshadi

Sound Mixer
Pete Collins

Archive Footage
British Pathel / Footage Farm / IWM

Motion Graphics
Afterglow NZ

Special Effects
Jose Granell

Visual Effects
Zdepth

A group of actors dressed as soldiers against a green screen

The Long March to Freedom (DVD)

Avaliable on DVD    |    £7.99 + P&P

In the final brutal winter of WWII, 100,000 Allied Prisoners of War are force-marched away from liberating Russian forces. It is the beginning of an ordeal of starvation, savagery and suffering.

Many will die. This 3 part documentary series explores the stark story of an astonishing journey as told by its survivors, from their capture, the long years of captivity and the added horrors of the Long March itself. With the passing of time their story has been forgotten – until now.

 

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