Re: looking for WW II movie

John Holland (
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 08:07:10 -0700 (PDT)

It sounds like this is the Colditz Castle story. In addition to the TV movie
suggestion below there was a theatrical release in 1955 called "The Colditz Story"
with John Mills (out of print according to Facets, but it was available on Republic
Home Video recently), plus a Nova documentary called "Nazi Prison Escape" which is
probably still available from PBS Video and/or WGBH.

John Muller wrote:

> "Escape of the Birdmen"
> on 6/14/02 2:37 PM, Renee Zurn at wrote:
> > Help, I went to recommend a WW II movie but now can't remember the title and
> > none of my co-workers recognize the plot.
> >
> > This it what I remember about the movie - there are prisoners in a German POW
> > camp for prisoners who have already escaped from a POW camp. In the camp they
> > are building a glider that can carry two people to safety - I think it will
> > glide from the camp into Switzerland. At the end a scientist becomes one of
> > prisoners to escape because he knows something about heavy water. They get
> > the glider off just at the Gestapo goes into the camp to get the scientist.
> >
> > Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks for any help you can give me.
> >
> > Renee Zurn
> > Duluth Public Library
> > Duluth MN
> >

John Holland
Chicago Public Library
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(312) 747-4100