Was Stalag 17 a true story?

Was Stalag 17 a true story?

The film is based on a play of the same name which is based on the experiences and reminisces of its authors Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski both of whom were prisoners of war in Stalag 17B in Austria during World War II.

Did anyone escape Stalag 17?

An uncredited William Holden reprised the character of a cigar-chewing POW in the 1979 war movie Escape to Athena. Since he is seen only briefly, it can be presumed that “Sefton” made another successful escape while no one was looking.

Was Hogan’s Heroes based on Stalag 17?

Stalag 17 inspired the TV series Hogan’s Heroes (1965–71).

How many people escaped from Stalag 17?

Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.

What is the meaning Stalag?

a German prison camp
Definition of stalag : a German prison camp for noncommissioned officers or enlisted men broadly : prison camp sense 2.

What was Hogan’s Heroes based on?

Hogan’s Heroes was loosely based on the play Stalag 17, triggering a lawsuit by the producers of the play, but also contained elements of the 1963 hit movie The Great Escape.

Where would Stalag 13 be located?

Stalag 13 didn’t just exist in the celluloid world of Hogan’s Heroes. There really was a POW camp called Stalag 13 (or Stalag XIII C) on the outskirts of Hammelburg, about 50 miles (80 km) east of Frankfurt.

Who liberated Stalag 17b?

the Russians
In April, 1945, 4,000 of the POWs at Stalag 17-B began an 18-day march of 281 miles to Braunau, Austria. The remaining 900 men were too ill to make the march and were left behind in the hospitals. These men were liberated on 9 May 1945 by the Russians.

How realistic was the movie The Great Escape?

The film is accurate in showing that only three escapees made home runs, although the people who made them differed from those in the film. The escape of Danny and Willie in the film is based on two Norwegians who escaped by boat to Sweden, Per Bergsland and Jens Müller.