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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.
One of the masterminds for the real Great Escape was Wing Commander Harry Day. He isn't directly portrayed in this film, however the book which the film is based on (by Paul Brickhill) correctly tells his story. Arguable his story is the most ... ...
Ah, Herr Bartlett. And Herr MacDonald. We are together again. You're going to wish you had never put us to so much trouble!
When Roger meets the SBO for the first time, Roger is told that the prisoners wanted to "bring out the Welcoming Committee". However, Roger was specially delivered to the camp by a Gestapo/SS detachment. The SBO and other prisoners would have had no prior knowledge that Roger was arriving. Earlier on, MacDonald notices Bartlett arriving at the camp, and goes off to pass the word onto the other soldiers. Between when Bartlett is brought into Von Luger's office, and the time he goes to see Ramsey, this would have been enough time for a small, impromptu welcoming committee to have been formed.
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