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Hogan's Heroes is a television sitcom that ran on the CBS television network from 1965 to 1971. Starring Bob Crane as Colonel Hogan, the show was set at Stalag 13, a German prisoner-of-war camp for Western Allied prisoners during World War II. In the plot, Stalag 13 was a "Luft Stalag", located near the village of Hammelburg, run by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) for Allied Air Force personnel.

But underneath that camp, the POWs had plans of their own....


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Hogan's Heroes: 48 years ago today (April 22, 1966), The Flame Grows Higher, the thirty-first Hogan's Heroes episode, first appeared on CBS.


World War II: 69 years ago Sunday (April 20, 1945), American troops captures Leipzig.


World War II: 71 years ago Saturday (April 19, 1943), the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins.


World War II: 69 years ago Thursday (April 17, 1945), troops of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force liberate Montese, Italy from German troops after three days of fighting.


World War II: 73 years ago Thursday (April 17, 1941), Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.


World War II: 69 years ago Wednesday (April 16, 1945), the final assault on Berlin begins with the Battle of the Seelow Heights.


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German Bridge is Falling Down

German Bridge Is Falling Down
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode Title: German Bridge is Falling Down
Season: One
Episode: Seven
Original Air Date: October 29, 1965

German Bridge is Falling Down is the seventh episode of the Hogan's Heroes TV show Season One. It was originally aired on October 29, 1965.

Plot Details Edit

The episode begins with Schultz conducting a night time count of the prisoners of Barracks 2. The count has been asked for by Hogan, after he has earlier claimed that some of his men have been thinking of "some crazy escape plan." After the count has been conducted and the prisoners have been dismissed, Klink tells Hogan how appreciative he is of being informed about his men thoughts of escaping. Hogan, as he speaks with Klink, tells his men to "Smoke 'em if you got them," which his men do. Meanwhile, high in the air, the pilot and co-pilot of a passing American bomber soon sees the lighted arrow that is created by the prisoners' lighters, which point towards a nearby bridge. The plane, which is the lead plane of a bomber squadron, leads the others towards the bridge. The plane then leads the attack on the bridge, as the pilot promises the bombardier that he would give him a 3 day pass if he hits the bridge. The planes then start the attack before heading back for England.

The next day, Klink informs the prisoners that the bridge is still standing, only being damaged by the attack. After a prisoner (Carter) in the ranks comments that they would eventually get the bridge, Klink demands that the guilty party confess by stepping forward. All of the prisoners from Barracks 2 then step forward. After they have done it a second time, Klink informs the prisoners that since they are all guilty, then the recreation hall would be closed to them for a week. Hogan protests, announcing that they would be deprived of hearing their Tommy Dorsey records. Klink shows his 'sympathy' by announcing to them that the rec hall would now be closed for two weeks. He then have the prisoners dismissed. Now knowing that the planes have been unable to destroy the bridge, the prisoners decide to come up with a plan of their own to destroy it. Read more...



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