Top 10 Most Shockingingly Desperate Prison Escapes

10. The Colditz Escape

Colditiz was a German prisoner of war camp for officers that was used in WWII. The camp overlooked the town of Colditz in Saxony, and several prisoners were able to make it out of the prison successfully. One of the most interesting escapes involved building a glider. This was the idea of two British pilots, Bill Goldfinch and Jack Best. The two men had been sent to Colditz after escaping from another prison camp. The men built in the basement of the chapel, and the men intended to fly the glider off the roof and fly it across the river Mulde. The men built the glider out of stolen pieces of wood. The glider never flew for escape purposes, since the men were freed when the camp was relieved by allies just before the aircraft was finished. However, a replica of the plane was built in 2000 for the Escape from Colditz documentary. Best and Goldfinch were in attendance for the emotional launch.
10. The Colditz Escape