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Achtung! Colditz and Secret Army

In this episode of the podcast remembering what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970’s Britain and how TV shaped our lives, we look at how the Second World War was portrayed in popular culture. Our host Oliver recalls Commando comics, Battle and Action comics, and how far away the War seemed as a child.

We look at two 70’s shows which started to change the way we looked at the War. Colditz brought us great scripts, a strong cast including David McCallum and Anthony Valentine and how it inspired a board game, a special Action Man set and even a map on Oliver’s wall. We also remember Secret Army and the intrigue going on around the Café Candide in Brussels with its moustachioed waiter Albert Foiret, escaping British airmen and evil Gestapo chief Ludwig Kessler. We also consider why it isn’t as well remembered as it should be…

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    1. Oliver

      Hello Stan – thank you so much for this. Yes! That’s the map that I had on my bedroom wall. How thoughtful of you to find it and share. Takes me right back 😀

      Thanks for listening!

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