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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

by Steve Paikin Monday November 11, 2013

 

Many of you have seen the Steve McQueen movie from 1963, and so you think you know the story of "The Great Escape."

What you may not know is that the Hollywood depiction of this important World War II event wasn't exactly true to the facts, and ignored the Canadian contribution to the escape, which was significant.

Ted Barris recounts it all in his 17th book: The Great Escape, A Canadian Story.