Stalag luft iII - One Man’s Story
Told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners in Stalag Luft III, depicted in the iconic film ‘The Great Escape.’ At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller take us from Pine City, Minnesota to war-torn Europe as he relives his experiences with vivid detail that include, his B-17 getting shot down, capture by the Nazis, and surviving two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship as a prisoner of war. A saga filled with grit and grace, Charles Woehrle of the 'The Mighty Eighth' is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life.
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The Watch Story on NBC Today Show
U.S Eighth Air Force Lt. Charles Woehrle was shot down and taken prisoner in Stalag Luft III, depicted in the iconic film "The Great Escape." Well into filming our documentary Stalag Luft III - One Man’s Story, I asked my uncle if he had a watch in prison camp. He responded with “Let me tell you a story about a watch.” Thanks to Mr. Tom Brokaw, the watch story landed us on the Today Show and a feature story in the NY Times. It’s a special story within the film that offers hope.