Von Luger's Fate


Was Von Luger sent to the Eastern Front or shot for allowing the escapes to happen?

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In the movie after the Von Lugar is taken away we don't know of his fate. In real life the Kommandant VonLeinder(sp)? was arrested but not shot. He eventually went to England.

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Thanks for this update! I was sure they must have shot him. And who can blame him for going to England? You could tell -- in the movie, anyway -- he knew he was working for the wrong side.

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I would have guessed the Eastern Front, myself. Why waste perfectly good cannon fodder.

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Good point!

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No, they just stole all his butter. He was sentenced to perpetually dry toast.




I want the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.

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Those fiends!

I mean, really, how many times will you look under Jabba's manboobs?

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His real name was Colonel Von Lindeiner. He managed to evade a German court martial but was arrested by the British after the war to be questioned as a possible war criminal. He was held in a place called the "London Cage" which was not that pleasant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Wilhelm_von_Lindeiner-Wildau

Several of the British former POWs testified in his behalf and he was later released back to Germany. He died just before the release of The Great Escape.

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He got no cake or ice cream for the duration of the war.

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