An American officer on a Landing Craft carrying plans for the Allied invasion of Europe in Normandy takes part on landing maneuvers, his craft was attacked and sunk by German EBoats. and he finds himself on German occupied Jersey Islands. The Allies hatch a plot to rescue him by sending a British SOE agent impersonating an SD officer.
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Major Hecker mentioned that Erich Berger used to be a cabaret performer. Michael York (Erich Berger / Erwin Rommel) starred in the movie Cabaret (1972). See more
The movie indicates that there were three BIGOTs participating in the operation Tiger, while in reality there were as much as ten. Aboard the landing craft the other soldier says that it is like the real thing, to which Kelso answers "yeah, except for the bombs and the gunfire, blood, random dead body..." They should've known that the exercise included live rounds and artillery to acclimatize troops to real battlefield conditions. In fact, the real landing included an incident where some of the troops landed too early and were hit by the artillery, losing hundreds of men to friendly fire - more than in the actual landing. See more
[Referring to Erich Berger, the stage actor
He used to be a cabaret performer.