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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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World War II: 70 years ago (March 14, 1945), Joseph Goebbels observed: Somewhat depressing news from Hungary. Our offensive there seems not to be going to work. Our divisions have been halted in front of Soviet defensive positions and are now facing serious counterattacks. One would think one was dealing with the devil. None of our military operations, however well prepared, have been successful recently.

World War II: 70 years ago (March 13, 1945), Joseph Goebbels expressed his urge for the international extermination of Jews. ... In Germany, thank God, we have already done a fairly complete job. I trust that the world will take its cue from this. Goebbels also railed against the Luftwaffe again: ... it is in no way capable of doing its job. When I call to mind that the amount of petrol available to the Luftwaffe has fallen from 193,000 tons to 8000, then I realize what can be expected of the Luftwaffe and what cannot. What use is all this mass output of new fighters when we have neither the petrol nor the crews to put them into action?

World War II: 70 years ago (March 10, 1945), Joseph Goebbels commented on the Luftwaffe as follows: ... the proposal has been made that the entire Luftwaffe should be abolished ... This would be the most sensible solution since in its present state the Luftwaffe is not worth a row of beans. It consists merely of one enormous corruption factory. The Remagen bridgehead induced this prophetic dictation: ... if the Americans continue to hold out on the right bank of the Rhine, they have a base for a further advance and from the small beginning of a bridgehead such as we now see, a running sore will develop ... the poison from which will soon spread to the Reich's vitals.

World War II: 70 years ago (March 9, 1945) the OKW presented its first written response to the crossing of the Rhine at Remagen: Some enemy armour from the Ahrweiler area reached the east bank of the Rhine across the Remagen bridge. The enemy force consisted of an armoured detachment and three infantry battalions. The enemy advance was sealed off and held at Linz. Counter-measures were initiated at once. The bridge was attacked by dive-bombers during the night and damaged; it is possible, however, that it can still be used. Joseph Goebbels was worried to fury: It is quite devastating that the Americans should have succeeded in capturing the Rhine bridge at Remagen intact and forming a bridgehead on the right bank of the Rhine ... On the enemy side of course people are overjoyed at the news. They act as if they already held the whole right bank of the Rhine. In fact it is a raving scandal that the Remagen bridge was not blown in good time. The Americans were able to capture it without a fight.

World War II: 70 years ago (March 7, 1945), units of the American 1st Army captured the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, providing an opportunity to cross the Rhine and establish a bridgehead on the eastern side.

Hogan's Heroes: 45 years ago today (March 6, 1970), The Sergeant's Analyst, the twenty-third episode of the fifth season of Hogan's Heroes, first appeared on CBS.

World War II: 70 years ago today (March 6, 1945), American troops captures Cologne.

World War II: 70 years ago yesterday (March 5, 1945), Brazilian troops captures Vergato in Italy.

World War II: 71 years ago yesterday (March 5, 1944), the Soviets begin their Uman–Botoșani Offensive.

Hogan's Heroes: 49 years ago Wednesday (March 4, 1966), How to Cook a German Goose by Radar, the twenty-fourth Hogan's Heroes episode, first appeared on CBS.

World War II: 71 years ago Wednesday (March 4, 1944), the USAAF begin a daylight bombing campaign against Berlin; the second Narva Offensive ends as a German defensive victory.

World War II: 74 years ago Wednesday (March 4, 1941), British Commandos conduct Operation Claymore, their successful raid of the Lofoten Islands.

Hogan's Heroes: 47 years ago Tuesday (March 3, 1968), How to Escape from a Prison Camp Without Even Trying, the twenty-fifth episode of the third season of Hogan's Heroes, first appears on CBS.

Hogan's Heroes: 48 years ago Tuesday (March 3, 1967), Reverend Kommandant Klink, the twenty-fifth episode of the second season of Hogan's Heroes, first appears on CBS.

World War II: 70 years ago Tuesday (March 3, 1945), Joseph Goebbels commented about the Russian Front as follows: It is ... quite easy for the Soviets to concentrate somewhere and then break through; we have to shuffle our units to the hot spots like a fire brigade in order to plug the holes as best we can, suffering severely in the process; Operation Blockbuster ends as a Canadian victory.

Hogan's Heroes: 46 years ago Sunday (March 1, 1969), The Witness, the twenty-third episode of the fourth season of Hogan's Heroes, first appears on CBS.

Hogan's Heroes: 91 years ago Sunday (March 1, 1926}, Robert Clary, who played Corporal Louis LeBeau during all six seasons of Hogan's Heroes, was born.

World War II: 70 years ago Sunday (March 1, 1944), the Leningrad–Novgorod and the Kingisepp–Gdov offensives end as Soviet victories; the Soviets begin their second Narva Offensive.

Hogan's Heroes: 44 years ago Saturday (February 28, 1971), Kommandant Gertrude, the twenty-first episode of the sixth and final season of Hogan's Heroes, first appears on CBS.

World War II: 72 years ago Saturday (February 28, 1943), Operation Gunnerside is conducted, where six Norwegian commandos successfully attack the heavy water plant at Vemork, Norway.

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Hold That Tiger

Hold That Tiger
Series: Hogan's Heroes
Episode Title: Hold That Tiger
Season: One
Episode: Two
Original Air Date: September 24, 1965

Hold That Tiger is the second episode of the Hogan's Heroes TV show's first season. It was originally aired on September 24, 1965.

Plot Details Edit

Colonel Klink boasts to Hogan and his men during an evening roll call that Germany is developing some new and powerful weapons, including the new Tiger tank, which he claims would help to shorten the war, thus leading to a German victory. After roll call is over, Hogan quickly asks Klink if the tanks of the aforementioned Panzer Division are west of the camp; Klink tells him no, before Hogan goes into his barracks. Klink's boast leads Hogan and his men to start coming up with an elaborate scheme so that they can get their hands on one of the new Tiger tanks, from which they would make blueprints that they would then send over to London. Eventually, Hogan comes up with a plan.

The prisoners are soon working on an inside wall of Barracks 2, when Schultz appears. After he asks what is going on, Hogan tells Schultz that they are going to put in a picture window that would give the prisoners a sweeping view of the delousing station. A Waffen-SS officer, actually Newkirk in disguise, than appears, addressing Schultz. A panicking Schultz then calms down after seeing that it is Newkirk, but as he sees him leave with LeBeau to have the uniform worked on a bit more, Schultz becomes curious and asks Hogan why Newkirk is wearing the uniform. After being told the reason why by Hogan, a now very panicky Schultz leaves. Later Hogan enters Klink's office to protest to Klink about his men being interrogated by a Gestapo officer. Corporal Langenscheidt soon appears, after knocking on Klink's door several times, to inform Klink that a Gestapo officer wants to leave the camp, but he can't since there doesn't seem to be any record of him actually coming in. Klink tells the Senior Lance Corporal to let the Gestapo officer go, having no clue that it is actually Newkirk in disguise. Read more...

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