Approved | | Drama, War
In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.
Some of the actors, including Derek Bond and Sam Kydd, had actually been POWs during World War II.
Lt. Stephen Harley:
Last Christmas I had my first concert. It was where I met Caroline.
Capt. Karel Hasek, alias Geoffrey Mitchell: Last Christmas I was in Dachau Concentration Camp. Christmas Eve a new batch of prisoners came in. One of them brought me news of my family. They'd been caught giving food to a ...
Correction to a previous entry: Hans Beimler was the only person to successfully escape Dachau in the period from 1933-1939. In the war years escapes were more common, The Dachau website gives a figure of 582 for the later years of the war, although it is not known how many were recaptured (or, indeed, staged: the prisoners being allegedly 'shot while trying to escape'). Source: News myths - Dachau Concentration Camp. A search should find the source.
Opening credits prologue: France - June 1940