Secrets of the Dead Irish Escape
See the heroic escape story of Irish political prisoners, the Fremantle Six Details
Program: Secrets of the Dead
Episode: Irish Escape
A plea is smuggled to a New York reporter from within Western Australia's Fremantle Prison. This letter launched an American whaler that stood its ground against an armed British steamer for freedom and independence. The whaler was the Catalpa, its captain was George Anthony and its human cargo consisted of six Irish political prisoners, who had suffered at the Fremantle prison for a decade.• Visit the Irish Escape webpage
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Premiere Date: 05/15/2007
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: TV-PG
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