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colditz castle: what ever happened to the glider that was built or was being built in colditz?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by bugleboy2323, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. bugleboy2323

    bugleboy2323 Senior Member

    what ever happened to the glider that was built or was being built in colditz?and any one remember what the name of the movie was in which it was seen being built?seem to have messed up my thread sorry
     
  2. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    It was called the Colditz Cock and it never flew. The American Army liberated the camp on 16 April 1945, before an attempt could be made. Some have said that it was being held in reserve should the Germans begin to execute prisoners. The Russians controlled the area later and no one knows what became of it.

    The film was The Birdmen, 1971, naturally with American stars.

    glider.jpg
     
  3. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    I think a documentary was also made and shown on UK TV last year,
     
  4. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    The 'Colditz Cock' has been reconstructed and flown for two separate British TV documentaries both shown on Channel 4 and available to see on their website as far as I know. In the most recent version, shown last year, the replica was actually launched from Colditz Castle. It made it across the river but unfortunately the pilot was decapitated when it crash landed. Luckily he was only a dummy. There is at least one forum thread about this.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    This has to be the longest thread title on the forum ever .
    :D
     
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  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I once posted an article and photograph I took about the replica glider in the Imperial War Museum, London, soon after it was put on display quite a few years ago.

    I remember that it looked extremely impressive.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  8. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    This has to be the longest thread title on the forum ever .
    :D

    Perhaps the thread creator could edit it to something like this:

    "The Colditz Castle glider"
     
  9. bugleboy2323

    bugleboy2323 Senior Member

    This has to be the longest thread title on the forum ever .
    :D
    Hi Owen ,Just like the song goes,We All Make Mistakes And Feel Sorry. Sorreee:D:rolleyes::unsure:
     
  10. bugleboy2323

    bugleboy2323 Senior Member

    Perhaps the thread creator could edit it to something like this:

    "The Colditz Castle glider"
    How do I edit it? maybe owen could do it?:)
     

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