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Ace is a fictional character played by Sophie Aldred in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Airey Middleton Sheffield Neave, (23 January 1916 – 30 March 1979) was a British Army officer, barrister and politician.
Alain Le Ray (3 October 1910 – 4 June 2007) was a French general and Resistance leader.
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).
The diplomats serving as ambassadors of the United States of America to individual nations of the world, to international organizations, and ambassadors-at-large change regularly for various reasons, such as reassignment or retirement.
The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.
Arsène Marie Paul Vauthier (1885-1979) was a French Major General.
Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television.
Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces books and audio plays (released straight to compact disc and for download in mp3 and m4b format) based, primarily, on cult science fiction properties.
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film produced and directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by Ken Nolan.
A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
A cardinal (Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalis, literally Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church) is a senior ecclesiastical leader, considered a Prince of the Church, and usually an ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.
Charles William Frederick Hope, 3rd Marquess of Linlithgow MC (7 April 1912 – 7 April 1987) was the son of Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow.
Charles Hazlitt Upham, (21 September 1908 – 22 November 1994) was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross (VC) twice during the Second World War; in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942.
A choir (also known as a quire, chorale or chorus) is a musical ensemble of singers.
Christopher William Clayton Hutton (1893–1965) a soldier, airman, journalist and inventor, was recruited as an intelligence officer to work for MI9, a branch of the British Military Intelligence, during the Second World War.
Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill, (1 April 1885 – 12 December 1977) was the wife of Winston Churchill and a life peer in her own right.
Colditz is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany.
Colditz is a two-part 2005 television drama miniseries, based on the book Colditz: The Definitive History by Henry Chancellor, and the Channel 4 television series Escape from Colditz.
Colditz is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Colditz is a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios and screened between 1972 and 1974.
Castle Colditz (or Schloss Colditz in German) is a Renaissance castle in the town of Colditz near Leipzig, Dresden and Chemnitz in the state of Saxony in Germany.
The Colditz Cock was a glider built by British prisoners of war for an escape attempt from Oflag IV-C (Colditz Castle) in Germany.
Commandos is a stealth-oriented real-time tactics video game series.
The Commandos also known as British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a real-time tactics video game, developed by Pyro Studios, published by Eidos Interactive, and released on September 20, 2001.
A court-martial or court martial (plural courts-martial or courts martial, as "martial" is a postpositive adjective) is a military court or a trial conducted in such a court.
Damiaen J. van Doorninck (29 August 1902 Vught - 24 September 1987, Mynachlog-ddu) was a Dutch officer (lieutenant commander in the Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve) and a POW in Colditz.
Damian Watcyn Lewis, (born 11 February 1971) is an English actor and producer.
Daniel Peter O'Herlihy (May 1, 1919 – February 17, 2005) was an Irish-born film actor, known for such roles as Brigadier General Warren A. "Blackie" Black in Fail Safe, Conal Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, "The Old Man" in RoboCop, and Andrew Packard in Twin Peaks.
David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a Scottish-American actor and musician.
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Archibald David Stirling, (15 November 1915 – 4 November 1990) was a Scottish officer in the British Army, mountaineer, and the founder of the Special Air Service.
Captain Richard Herbert "Dick" Howe (21 June 1912 - 1981) was a British army officer during World War II.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader, (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the Second World War.
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
Edward Cedric Hardwicke (7 August 1932 – 16 May 2011) was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.
Escape from Colditz is a strategy card and dice-based board game produced by Gibsons Games and first released in 1973.
Francis Steinmetz (20 September 1914 – 2 January 2006) was an officer in the Royal Netherlands Navy who escaped from Oflag IV-C, Colditz Castle, a German POW camp, during World War II, making a "home run" to safety.
Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces, that continued to fight against the Axis powers as one of the Allies after the fall of France.
Gas Light (known in the United States as Angel Street) is a 1938 play by the British dramatist Patrick Hamilton.
Original document as PDF in single pages, 1864 The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.
A gentlemen's agreement or gentleman's agreement is an informal and legally non-binding agreement between two or more parties.
George Alexander Eugene Douglas Haig, 2nd Earl Haig (15 March 1918 – 9 July 2009) was a British artist and peer who succeeded to the Earldom of Haig on 29 January 1928, at the age of nine, upon the death of his father, Field Marshal the 1st Earl Haig.
George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, (7 February 1923 – 11 July 2011), styled The Hon.
The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.
The name Papiermark ("paper mark", officially just Mark, sign: ℳ) is applied to the German currency from 4 August 1914 when the link between the Goldmark and gold was abandoned, due to the outbreak of World War I. In particular, the name is used for the banknotes issued during the hyperinflation in Germany of 1922 and especially 1923.
Giles Samuel Bertram Romilly, (19 September 1916 – 2 August 1967), was a journalist, Second World War POW, brother of Esmond Romilly, and nephew of Winston Churchill through his wife Clementine Churchill.
Gottlob Christian Berger (16 July 1896 – 5 January 1975) was a senior German Nazi official who held the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS (lieutenant general), and was the chief of the SS Main Office responsible for Schutzstaffel (SS) recruiting during World War II.
The Governor-General of India (or, from 1858 to 1947, officially the Viceroy and Governor-General of India, commonly shortened to Viceroy of India) was originally the head of the British administration in India and, later, after Indian independence in 1947, the representative of the Indian head of state.
Grey (British English) or gray (American English; see spelling differences) is an intermediate color between black and white.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
Gustave Marie Maurice Mesny (28 March 1886 – 19 January 1945) was a French Army general in command of the 5th North African Infantry Division who was captured during the Second World War.
Mervyn Ian Guy Hamilton, DSC (16 September 1922 – 20 April 2016) was an English film director.
Guy Henry is an English stage and screen actor, best known as Henrik Hanssen in Holby City, Pius Thicknesse in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Gaius Cassius Longinus in Rome and Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One.
Guy Edward Barham Walters (born 8 August 1971) is an English author, historian and journalist.
Howard Douglas Wardle MC (15 August 1915 – January 1995), commonly known as Hank, was a Canadian pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II.
Etienne Henri "Hans" Larive, MWO, DSC and bar, (23 September 1915 – 28 December 1984) was a Dutch naval officer during World War II.
Field Marshal Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, (10 December 1891 – 16 June 1969) was a senior British Army officer who served with distinction in both the First World War and the Second World War and, afterwards, as Governor General of Canada, the 17th since Canadian Confederation.
The Home Army (Armia Krajowa;, abbreviated AK) was the dominant Polish resistance movement in Poland, occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, during World War II.
Hugh Glenrinnes Bruce (26 January 1919 – 9 January 2003) was a prisoner of war in Colditz Castle and later commanding officer of the Special Boat Service.
Brigadier Hugo Craster Wakeford Ironside OBE (14 June 1918 – 3 October 2008) was a British Army officer who, during World War II, tunnelled out of a Prisoner of War camp and later helped construct a glider, known as the 'Colditz Cock'.
Human shield is a military and political term describing the deliberate placement of non-combatants in or around combat targets to deter the enemy from attacking these combat targets.
Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London.
The Invasion of Poland, known in Poland as the September Campaign (Kampania wrześniowa) or the 1939 Defensive War (Wojna obronna 1939 roku), and in Germany as the Poland Campaign (Polenfeldzug) or Fall Weiss ("Case White"), was a joint invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, the Free City of Danzig, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the beginning of World War II.
ITV is a commercial television channel in the United Kingdom.
Jack Hedley (born 28 October 1930 as Jack Hawkins; he changed his name to avoid confusion with his namesake) is an English actor, best known for his performances on television.
William Fox (born 19 May 1939), known professionally as James Fox, is an English actor, from a well-known acting family.
Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor and director.
Jean Adolphe Louis Robert Flavigny (1880-1948) was a French general.
John Robert Edward "Jock" Hamilton-Baillie MC (1 March 1919 – 16 April 2003), was a British Royal Engineers officer famed for numerous escapes from German prisoner of war camps during World War II.
John Francis Arundell, 16th Baron Arundell of Wardour JP TD (18 June 1907 – 25 September 1944) was a British soldier.
John Alexander Elphinstone, 17th Lord Elphinstone and 3rd Baron Elphinstone (22 March 1914 – 15 November 1975) was a British nobleman and serviceman during World War 2.
John Gilbert Winant OM (February 23, 1889 – November 3, 1947) was an American politician with the Republican party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire.
Flight Lieutenant John William "Jack" Best MBE (6 August 1912 – 22 April 2000) was a British Royal Air Force pilot.
Captain Kenneth Lockwood MBE (17 December 1911 - 8 October 2007) was a stockbroker and an officer in the British Army.
Patrick Palles Lorne Elphinstone Welch, (12 August 1916 – 15 May 1998), known as Lorne Welch, was a British engineer, pilot and Colditz prisoner of war.
Louis Léon Marie André Buisson (1889–1945) was a French Major General.
Machiel van den Heuvel (7 May 1900, Haarlemmermeer – 29 June 1946, near Bandung) was a Dutch army officer.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
MI9, the British Directorate of Military Intelligence Section 9, was a department of the War Office between 1939 and 1945.
Michael Charles Alexander (20 November 1920 – 19 December 2004) was a British Army officer, a World War II Prisoner of War held captive at Oflag IV-C, and later a writer.
Michael Clive "Micky" Burn, MC (11 December 1912 – 3 September 2010) was an English journalist, commando, writer and poet.
Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits usually produced illicitly, without government authorization.
The Mulde is a river in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
The National Socialist German Workers' Party (abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party, was a far-right political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and supported the ideology of Nazism.
The News of the World was a national red top newspaper published in the United Kingdom from 1843 to 2011.
Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.
Oflag IV-B Koenigstein was a Nazi POW camp for Allied officers during World War II.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Parker Brothers was an American toy and game manufacturer which later became a brand of Hasbro.
Patrick Robert Reid, MBE, MC (13 November 1910 – 22 May 1990) was a British Army officer and author of historical non-fiction.
Paul Priem (born 11 March 1893 in Posen, Imperial Germany; died 2 August 1943 in Leipzig, Nazi Germany) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a noted member of the German staff at the Colditz Castle POW camp.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
Peter David Tunstall (1 December 1918 – 27 July 2013) was a Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force during World War II and as a POW was held prisoner at Colditz Castle.
Prisoner of War is a 2002 third-person stealth video game developed by Wide Games and published by Codemasters.
A prisoner-of-war camp is a site for the containment of enemy combatants captured by a belligerent power in time of war.
Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure.
The Reichsmark (sign: ℛℳ) was the currency in Germany from 1924 until 20 June 1948 in West Germany, where it was replaced with the Deutsche Mark, and until 23 June in East Germany when it was replaced by the East German mark.
Reinhold Eggers (1890–1974) was the security officer at Oflag IV-C from November 1940 until April 1945, promoted to chief of security in 1944.
Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch (1975–78), and Hart to Hart (1979–84).
Rope is a 1929 British play by Patrick Hamilton.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
Rugby football refers to the team sports rugby league and rugby union.
Saint-Nazaire (Gallo: Saint-Nazère/Saint-Nazaer) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany.
The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen; Swobodny stat Sakska) is a landlocked federal state of Germany, bordering the federal states of Brandenburg, Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, and Bavaria, as well as the countries of Poland (Lower Silesian and Lubusz Voivodeships) and the Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary, Liberec, and Ústí nad Labem Regions).
The Seventh Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Singen is an industrial city in the very south of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany and just north of the German-Swiss border.
Sophia Jane Myles (born 18 March 1980) is an English actress, best known in film for portraying Erika in Underworld (2003), Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the live-action Thunderbirds film, Isolde in Tristan & Isolde and Darcy in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and has received critical acclaim for her television work, particularly as Madame de Pompadour in the Doctor Who episode "The Girl in the Fireplace" and Beth Turner in Moonlight.
General Tadeusz Komorowski (1 June 1895 – 24 August 1966), better known by the name Bór-Komorowski (after one of his wartime code-names: Bór – "The Forest") was a Polish military leader.
The Birdmen also known as Escape of the Birdmen and Colditz: Escape of the Birdmen is a 1971 television film directed by Philip Leacock and starring Doug McClure and René Auberjonois.
The Colditz Story is a 1955 prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and directed by Guy Hamilton.
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde.
The Man Who Came to Dinner is a comedy in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Thunderbirds is a 2004 British-American-French science fiction action-adventure film based on the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, directed by Jonathan Frakes.
Timothy Lancaster West, CBE (born 20 October 1934) is an English film, stage and television actor, with more than fifty years of varied work in the business.
Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor and producer.
A trench coat or trenchcoat is a raincoat made of waterproof heavy-duty cotton gabardine drill, leather, or poplin.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Victor Alexander John Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, (24 September 18875 January 1952) was a British Unionist politician, agriculturalist and colonial administrator.
The Warsaw Uprising (powstanie warszawskie; Warschauer Aufstand) was a major World War II operation, in the summer of 1944, by the Polish underground resistance, led by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa), to liberate Warsaw from German occupation.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 November 187424 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yves Marie-Joseph Congar (13 April 1904 – 22 June 1995) was a French Dominican friar, priest, and theologian.
The 1940 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XII Olympiad, were originally scheduled to be held from September 21 to October 6, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan.