Colonel Hogan (Bob Crane) leads a ragtag band of POW’s caught behind German lines. The Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war mission. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors. He doesn’t want to be reassign in the front line So he tries to be tough on Hogan and his crew.
It is not so far fetch but they made it in a comedy. During war time they were Americans who tried to free POWs some of them succeeded some did not however they saved lives. Here they made it in a sitcom that the majority of the audience loved. It was a little ridiculous but fun to watch.It is life between American POWs and their German guards, constantly trying to put one over on each other. it was copied from the movie Stalag 13, which the series got saw by the major studio who released the movie. I got introduced to the series by a friends of mine back in the late 70’s when I was in the U.S. back then and I thought it was a little absurd but I liked it. if you have not seen it yet do so you might like it. You might find it on Netflix.