About the film
The Cowra Breakout
Release Date: July 01, 1984
|Slogan||:||«A Powerful Drama of Men and Ideals at War»|
In August 1944, 1104 Japanese prisoners of war at the Australian POW camp at Cowra stage a mass breakout. Four guards are killed in the escape, and 231 prisoners die by wounds sustained or suicide, while 334 prisoners are recaptured over the subsequent nine days.