Second World War drama starring Dirk Bogarde. Crete , 1944: in an attempt to demoralise the occupying German army, two British officers, with the help of local patriots, hatch a plan to kidnap a leading German officer and take him to Cairo. Review page 45.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1956, U)
Major Paddy Leigh Fermor:
General Karl Kreipe:
Captain Billy Stanley Moss:
An exploration of the movie world's Second World War depiction. From forgotten gems such as Frieda to classics including Ice Cold in Alex, the programme looks at how war films have changed over time. See choice, p59. The War Stories strand concludes tomorrow with the film Overlord at 10pm
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