London airdrops a man code-named Hercules near the camp. Not by coincidence, General Stauffen will shorty be conducting an inspection of Stalag 13. Unfortunately, Hercules dies before completing his mission to switch briefcases with Stauffen. Stauffen is part of a plot to assassinate Hitler and Hercules' identical briefcase comes equipped with a hidden time bomb. The plan moves along until Schultz unknowingly arms the bomb. Written by
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This story is based upon the real 1944 Hitler assassination attempt. In July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a briefcase loaded with explosives into a staff meeting. The bomb went off, but Hitler was only injured because the heavy oak conference table shielded him from the blast. Von Stauffenberg was quickly arrested and then executed. See more
At the checkpoint when Hogan takes the briefcase from General Stauffen to disarm it, it is obviously empty. See more
Col. Robert E. Hogan
[after the death of Hercules
This plan better work. It's already got an expensive price tag on it.