Where Eagles Dare (1968) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective.

    - Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>
  • Several months before D-Day, the British stage a daring rescue deep inside Germany. Led by British Major Jonathan Smith and including one American, Lt. Morris Schaffer, their mission is to rescue American Brig. Gen. George Carnaby whose airplane was shot down over Germany. Carnaby, one of the architects of the D-Day invasion, is being held in the Schloss Adler, the Eagle's Castle, built high on a promontory and accessible only by cable car. The team successfully parachutes into Germany but lose their radioman in the jump and then a second member of the team within a day. Taken prisoner by the Germans, Smith's true mission is revealed.

    - Written by garykmcd
  • In 1944, an American General is shot down over a heavily defended German fortress and imprisoned within. A rescue attempt is at once launched by British Intellegence, since the General must be liberated before being made to reveal Allied plans for an invasion of France. As the mission unfolds, however, double and triple agents begin to appear in the ranks of the rescue team with the added mystery of an American Lieutenant assigned to the mission for reasons unknown.

    - Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>
  • Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

    - Written by Anonymous


It is the winter of 1944. A lone transport plane, in German Luftwaffe insignia, picks its way through the peaks of the Bavarian Alps by night...

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