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Escape in the Pacific: 1943 

When: Thu., May 29, 7 p.m. 2014
Phone: 313-5999
Price: Free and open to the public.
zagsonline.org/escape1943
One of the lesser-known stories to come out of World War II took place in April 1943, when 10 American POWs and two Filipinos escaped from a Japanese-operated prison camp. One of those men was Spokanite Sam Grashio, who returned to tell one of the most heroic stories to come out of the war. Now a public television documentary, Escape in the Pacific: 1943, details this courageous tale. A special screening will be held at Gonzaga University, where Grashio, a 1938 graduate, went on to work as special assistant to the president. Following the screening is a discussion with John D. Lukacs, whose book Escape From Davao inspired this film.
— Mike Bookey

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