Approved | | War, Comedy, Drama
British N.C.O. Sergeant Major Charles Coward (Sir Dirk Bogarde) escapes from the Stalag VIII-B P.O.W. camp, and is mistakenly awarded with the Iron Cross by the Germans.
The first P.O.W. camp seen is supposed to be Stalag VIII-B in Lamsdorf, Germany (now Lambinowice, Poland). In use from 1939 to 1945, over one hundred thousand P.O.W.s from more than a dozen Allied nations passed through this camp. It was reached by the Soviet Army on March 17, 1945.
1st German Goon:
But a camera? No - I can't do it - you're asking too much.
Sergant-Major Charles Coward: Alright then - I'm afraid we shall have to go to the Commandant. It's a pity.
Cole: Yes. You been trading with prisoners.
Corporal Bill Pope: And we've got three witnesses, haven't we?
1st German Goon: Now - all of you - you'll be ...
The final escape as firemen is carried out in a British right hand drive Leyland fire engine.
Opening credits: Certain of the characters depicted in this photoplay are fictitious and any similarity between such characters and actual persons is purely coincidental.
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