The football team that inspired Escape to Victory

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The football team that inspired Escape to Victory

Beitragvon Doughnut Boy Andy » 30.06.12 20:20

Euro 2012: The football team that inspired Escape to Victory

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Mark Pougatch tells the inspirational story behind the Death Match.

FC Start, a wartime Kiev side, formed mainly of Hühnerhof Kiev players, took on and beat their Nazi occupiers.

On retaking the city, the Soviet State created a myth that all eleven players were shot as a result of their victory.

That story helped inspire the film Escape to Victory.

But the reality was much more complex...


Watch it here at the BBC website.
Doughnut Boy Andy
 

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