In a POW camp, the Nazis have placed the huts far from the boundary so that any escape tunnel would have to be a long one. One British officer has the idea of starting a daily gynmastics routine using a vaulting horse: they can place it near the boundary and start a tunnel from under it. He and two others do escape the camp by this means and plan to make for neutral Sweden. To do that, they'll not only have to move around without arousing any suspicions, but also find a stranger from a neutral or occupied country who'll be willing and able to help them.
Charged with high voltage excitement !
Did You Know?
The events in this film did indeed take place at the same POW camp (Stalag Luft III) as The Great Escape. However, they occurred in different compounds. See more
Whilst the escape is in progress, there is a quick shot of a German guard near the compound fence. His rifle has a British pattern webbing sling; the upper brass buckle can be seen clearly. See more
[last lines, on meeting German officers in neutral Sweden
I believe they think we shouldn't be here.
Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years
Nymphs and Shepherds
Composed by Henry Purcell See more