The castle sits on a steep hill overlooking the Mulde River as it flows through the small Saxon town of Colditz, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Leipzig. He becomes sick, runs out of money, and eventually tries to get help from the American consulate who turns him down. Later, a British tunnel is making progress until it meets another being dug by the Dutch officers and a collapse occurs. While he is in the solitary compound, he talks to La Tour during a physical exercise session and watches as La Tour, helped by a compatriot, leaps over the barbed wire fence. The Location of Episode 15 “Gone Away: Part 2 – With the Wild Geese” was filmed partially in Switzerland. He is a con man and gambler that cheats. Despite the threat of execution, British officer Pat Reid (John Mills) leads a daring escape attempt through the castle's subterranean tunnels. Dies ist aber für eine Reihe von britischen Kriegsgefangenen umso mehr Anspruch, nichtsdestotrotz Ausbrüche immer wieder zu versuchen. Nicht jeder mag sich Reids Drang, dem Schlossleben zu entkommen, um in die englische Heimat zurückzukehren, anschließen. One of the locations used in filming was Stirling Castle. Alfred Hoppe (1906–1985), painter and graphic artist, This page was last edited on 2 September 2020, at 17:20. Soon afterwards, Winslow (Bryan Forbes) is hidden among palliasses being taken out of the castle and is not immediately caught. One of them turns out to be Phil Carrington, now promoted to Major and sporting a bushy beard. Colditz Story, The. November 1940 vom bayerischen Laufen, von wo er zuvor ausgebrochen war, nach Schloss Colditz verlegt. This in reality was the circumstances of an escape by Anthony Murray 'Peter' Allan. For a start, the tone is far more light-hearted and comedic than you normally get from this kind of thing, although it's not really a comedy at all. The Kommandant reluctantly agrees. Because of the friction created, the Kommandant becomes determined that Mohn should be removed from Colditz. Showing all 2 items Jump to: Filming Locations (2) Filming Locations. The escapees will be disguised as German officers but will approach the guards from the direction of the German mess. He chooses to fly Wellingtons and is shot down. camp housed in a Medieval castle. Colditz (German pronunciation: [ˈkɔldɪts]) is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany. In the 12th century, merchant houses were built around a marketplace below the castle and St. Nicholas' Church was built. The story of a Scottish commando named McDonald (, The first of a two-part season finale which follows the true story of how Pat Reid and Hank Wardle (characterised as Pat Grant & Phil Carrington) escaped from Colditz. Im Schatten der Zitadelle wurde am 25. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK The spot he chooses is the hole under the pulpit in the chapel. McGill is very tall and has antagonised the guards many times by reckless behaviour. Richmond decides to act and proposes the creation by each nationality of escape officers who must liaise at all times to make sure attempts do not interfere with each other. Tyler (Lionel Jeffries) is shot and wounded. The castle was restored and has become a much visited museum. Merged into the Electorate of Saxony from 1423, Colditz was held by Elector Ernest upon the 1485 Treaty of Leipzig. The escape goes ahead as planned while the revue is being staged. Eine Gruppe von Gefangenen rund um den ranghöchsten Offizier, den britischen Colonel Richmond, hat sich entschlossen, lieber hier zu bleiben und das Kriegsende abzuwarten. Director Christopher Nolanhas said that this helped to understand the danger faced by the little ships, which were called in for help to evacuate the soldiers. Wing Commander Marsh (Michael Bryant), an assistant to the British Medical Officer, decides to use his extensive knowledge of mental illness for an escape. ( Log Out /  Richmond realises that he will be too conspicuous and asks him to stand down so that other officers including Reid will have a good chance of making the plan work. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. As the rest of the French contingent resign themselves to their fate, Vaillant takes this unique opportunity to concoct an escape with the help of a sympathetic and beautiful young German girl, whom he seduces.