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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.
The real-life escape preparations involved six hundred men working for well over a year. The escape did have the desired effect of diverting German resources, including a doubling of the number of guards after the Gestapo took over the camp from the Luftwaffe.
I will not take action against you, now. This is the first day here and there has been much stupidity and carelessness... on both sides!
When Hilts turns and runs, in his attempt to stop Ives from climbing the fence, his vest is unbuttoned, buttoned, unbuttoned and buttoned again.
Some TV versions edit the scene in which Ives is shot and killed for trying to escape over the fence.
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