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By Mark Felton

High within the Tuscan hills above Florence, an complicated medieval citadel, switched over to a POW camp on Mussolini’s own orders, holds probably the most illustrious teams of prisoners within the heritage of warfare.

The dozen or so British and Commonwealth senior officials comprises 3 knights of the area and VCs. The youngest of them is forty eight, the oldest sixty three. One is lacking a hand and a watch. one other suffers with a gammy hip. opposed to insuperable odds, those striking middle-aged POWs plan a sequence of bold break out makes an attempt, culminating in a fancy tunnel deep underneath the castle.

One rainswept evening in March 1943, six males will burst from the earth past the castle’s curtain wall and slip away. by means of various ability, the 3 Brits, New Zealanders and a half-Belgian aristocrat will try to make it to impartial Switzerland, over 2 hundred miles away.

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