Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Tanks for the Memory 

When Newkirk discovers a new radio-controlled tank that could win the war for Germany, the allies want Hogan and the men to photograph the tank and then destroy it - but complications ensue during their mission.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Vincent Van Lynn ...
German Major
Robert Gibbons ...
Civilian Technician
Margareta Sullivan ...

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Newkirk is on a reconnaissance mission/romantic rendezvous when he is interrupted by tests for a new type of tank. The tank has no driver and is radio controlled. All further tests for the tank will be held at Stalag 13. When Hogan hears of this he devises a plan involving a fake contest to beautify Stalags as a way to get pictures and info on the new tank before putting it out of commission. Written by tomtrekp

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Comedy | War





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11 November 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is from the song "Thanks for the Memory" composed by Ralph Rainger, with lyrics by Leo Robin and was introduced in The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross eventually becoming Bob Hope 's theme song. See more »


LeBeau has to get into the tank and run it because the control box has been removed, but after he gets out, the tank continues to maneuver although there is no one controlling it. See more »


General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: I see no reason why Colonel Hogan shouldn't watch a demonstration of German efficiency.
Col. Wilhelm Klink: But, But this is classified, General.
General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: He isn't going anywhere with the information, is he?
Col. Wilhelm Klink: Of course not! No one has ever escaped from Stalag 13.
General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter: So you have told me... and told me... and told me!
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References The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) See more »

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Another military secret arrives at the Stalag.
4 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episode the group discoverers that the German's have a new mini radio controlled tank that is the last invention in the war. And to make the plot work, the Germans will test the new tank in the grounds of Stalag 13.

Hogan's group are set on stealing the secrets of the tank and sending it back to the allies. But while in the attempt of photographing the internal workings of the tank, General Burkhalter and his team come onto the grounds to watch a demonstration of German efficiency. The group will have to think fast to make the demonstration less than desirable.

This is a basic script for the series as we get a novel military item that just so happens to arrive inside the grounds of the Stalag. But when you have Klink, Hogan and Bulkhalter there is always going to be some funny lines that will make the viewer smile. Not one of the most interesting episodes but one that does not disappoint. Nice watch.

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