Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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D-Day at Stalag 13 

To help the allied invasion at Normandy, Hogan convinces the Germans that Klink has been promoted to Chief of Staff.



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General von Scheider
Lilli von Scheider
General Bruner
General von Katz
British General


Hogan is summoned back to England and finds out that D-Day is close at hand and is given the assignment to disrupt a conference by the German generals' staff to delay any action they may take during the invasion. To this end Hogan has Kinch imitate Hitler and has him call Klink to inform him that due to his being the most inept officer in Germany that he has been chosen to be the new chief of staff, replacing General Von Scheider. However, the fun really begins when the invasion begins and Klink has no idea what to do. Also, Hogan must contact Von Scheider's wife Lilli, who was a deep planted English agent prior to the war, who is to be informed her assignment is over. However, Hogan isn't sure where her loyalties lie and whether or not she is still on the side of the Allies. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Comedy | War





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23 September 1967 (USA)  »

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The title references D-Day, the allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. See more »


In the opening scene when Hogan is briefed by the British general, he is shown a map of Europe. The map depicts post-World War II international borders including the division between East and West Germany. See more »

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One of the better episodes in the collection.
26 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode begins in London as Hogan has made a trip to Allied Command for instruction on the invasion at Normandy. What the Allies have found out is that the German Chief of Staff Officers will be having a meeting at Stalag 13. They want Hogan and his men to try and delay the staff from sending reinforcements to the invasion area which will help the landing. They also tell Hogan that the wife of General Von Scheider, Lilli, use to give some information to the Allies and she may be of use during this time.

The plan that Hogan comes up with is to convince the entire command staff that the chief, Scheider, is being replaced by our own Colonel Klink. We find out that no one on the command staff wants to go against the orders of Hitler and seem to get in line with new General named Klink. But when the phone calls start coming in about the invasion we know Klink is going to fumble the ball.

There is a sad element in this show which made the entire story touching. But do not think they leave any comedy out, as Klink runs around the offices as proud as any peacock- that is until the kitchen heats up. The episode was different from the usual stories but was also very entertaining. Good watch.

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