The war is almost over with Hitler holed up in the bunker in Berlin. SS officer Berger comes to Colditz, looking for high profile prisoners or Prominente, who can be used as hostages to be taken as reprisals. One of these is the son of the American ambassador, who would clearly be a prize, so Colonel Dodd, laid up with flu, asks the British to help him escape.
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This episode takes place in the spring of 1945. See more
Carrington to Dodd: "According to the radio, we've crossed the Rhine at the [sic] Remagen. That would mean that the American First Army is less than a hundred kilometers away." The straight-line distance from Remagen to Colditz is around 400 kilometers. See more