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: The Colditz Story

PoW Second World War drama starring John Mills and Eric Portman.
The heavily guarded Colditz castle in Germany is considered escape-proof by the Nazis. But the Allied prisoners of war. all veterans of other escape attempts, refuse to admit defeat.
Review page 47.


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Eric Portman.

: A Bridge Too Far

Dirk Bogarde and James Caan are among the many stars in Richard Attenborough 's Second World War drama. September 1944: a military operation, in which thousands of Allied troops are parachuted into
Holland to secure six bridges leading to Germany, does not go to plan. A
British contingent has orders to secure the last bridge at Arnhem, before moving into the Ruhr area, but their plan soon runs into trouble.


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: James Caan
Unknown: Richard Attenborough

: War Stories

Exploring how war films have changed with the times, from being a tool of government propaganda to becoming celebrated icons of British culture. The Man Who Never Was tomorrow 7.20pm

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