The Wooden Horse (1950)

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Story of escape of three English prisoners from Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp for Allied aircrew during World War II. Based on the novel by one of the three prisoner who escaped, Flight Lieutenant Eric Williams.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'It is the constant hope of nearly every prisoner-of-war - if not, indeed, his duty - to escape and rejoin his unit. This film shows how three British officers carried out an actual escape from a German camp in the last war.

It was made mostly in Germany and Denmark, with the help of the British War Office and Air Ministry and of Danish and German civilians.

Summer, 1943 Stalag Luft III - A camp for officers run by the German Air Force.'

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