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Fishlock's Choice: Episode 7

Trevor Fishlock meets the people keeping alive the story of the greatest mass escape by German prisoners on British soil and hears about the Welshman who almost killed Adolf Hitler.

More than seventy German prisoners tunnelled out of Island Farm prison camp, near Bridgend, in March 1945, causing a huge manhunt which stretched as far as the Midlands and the south coast of England.

Trevor finds that a dedicated group of volunteers are telling the incredible story through their living history project at Hut 9 - from where the prisoners escaped.

Delving into the archive, Trevor then follows a route through the Ceiriog Valley in Denbighshire.

He meets the woman with a slate mine in her garden and discovers the story of the Welshman whose encounter with Hitler in Munich could well have changed the course of history.

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