During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are...
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David M. Robertson
During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in a high alpine castle on the German-Swiss border. Cook must find a way to escape with the scientist before the Gestapo discover the Norwegian's true identity. Cook convinces the other prisoners to build a two person glider that can fly to Switzerland. The race is on to complete the glider before the German guards discover the plane, and the Gestapo catch up with Cook and the scientist.Written by
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Although the flight of the Colditz glider did not happen as originally planned, two full-sized replicas of the glider were built and flown to discover if the plan would have worked. In 1999 a full-sized replica of the Colditz glider was commissioned by British public-service television broadcaster Channel 4, and was test flown successfully in 2000 on its first attempt. Nearly a dozen of the veterans who had worked on the original more than 55 years earlier attended the flight. In March 2012, a radio-controlled, full-sized replica glider was built in the Chapel attic and was flown from Colditz for a second Channel 4 documentary. The unmanned replica was launched from the same roof as had been planned for the original flight. The radio-controlled replica made it safely across the River Mulde and landed in a meadow approximately 180 meters (590ft) below. See more »
The cut on Cook's face is completely healed by the following morning. See more »
Major, I'm afraid we are both in a great deal of trouble.
Why don't you break out the scotch first? My leg is killing me!
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It has been over 30 years since I've seen the movie "The Birdmen." I only remember bits and pieces---one scene that comes to mind is a song one of the captured POWs sing that really bothered the Germans. Even after all these years, I still remember that melody. I'm hoping to try and find it on VHS or DVD-now that I know what the title is. (Thank you IMDb.com). When it first aired, I remember my brother and I watching it. Since neither of us really cared about history-we only watched it for our own reasons. I was a fan of Chuck Connors and my brother liked Richard Baseheart. And of course; we both knew who Max Baer, Jr was. It would make a welcome addition to anyones video/DVD library.
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