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POWs used to get drunk on 'moonshine' just like iconic film The Great Escape

EXCLUSIVE: The boozy exploits of real allied prisoners of war are revealed in a new book, Guests of the Third Reich, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2


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Allied prisoners of war used to get drunk on “moonshine” made with secret stills just like the one featured in classic movie The Great Escape.

The boozy exploits of real PoWs are revealed in a new book, Guests of the Third Reich, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2.





In The Great Escape Steve McQueen, James Garner and Jud Taylor play three Americans who distill fearsome moonshine for the Fourth of July





Author Anthony Richards, head of documents and sound at the Imperial War Museum, said camps were rife with stills which turned potatoes, raisins, wood and even shoe polish into crude but strong alcohol.

The museum has released a picture of a surviving still from Stalag Luft III, the real camp in Germany from which a mass escape in 1944 inspired the 1963 movie.





The boozy exploits of real PoWs are revealed in a new book, Guests of the Third Reich, marking the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2(IWM)


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