The inspiration for Escape to Victory

Mark Pougatch tells the inspirational story behind the Death Match.

FC Start, a wartime Kiev side, formed mainly of Dynamo 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...

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