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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2004
I first saw this movie when I was 12yrs old on T.V. and as I recall I enjoyed it then.The acting is first rate especially the German actor Hardy Kruger who plays Oblt Franz von Werra a Luftwaffe fighter pilot shot down during the Battle of Britian.
It tells von Werra's story from England where he escaped twice to his third successful escape from Canada.He was the only German POW to escape from Allied captivity and return to Germany.The film remains true to the Book of the same name by Kendal Burt & James Leasor.
I like the fact that von Werra's Messerschmitt 109 E-4 in the film looks as it should unlike the later Spanish built version used in the 1969 film the Battle of Britian.A great movie for a dull Sunday.