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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Steve McQueen's character Hilts was based on amalgamation of several characters, including Major Dave Jones, a flight commander during Doolittle's Raid who made it to Europe and was shot down and captured and Colonel Jerry Sage, who was an OSS agent in the North... ...
Colonel Von Luger, it is the sworn duty of all officers to try to escape. If they cannot escape, then it is their sworn duty to cause the enemy to use an inordinate number of troops to guard them, and their sworn duty to harass the enemy to the best...
At various times in the film, Hilts is released from the "cooler" with a fresh shave and the same haircut that he went in with. Would the Germans have allowed tonsorial maintenance?
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