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Escape from Nazi Alcatraz - tonight at 8:00 on KMOS-TV

Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. Now a crack team of aero engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials, and they'll do something the prisoners never got a chance to try: use a bathtub full of concrete to catapult the glider off the roof of the castle.

NOVA's "Escape from Nazi Alcatraz" airs tonight at 8:00 on KMOS-TV's channel 6.1

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