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Zeppelin (1971)

In 1915, frustrated with the German air-raids on London, British Intelligence sends Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas, who has German ancestry, to Germany, to find information about the latest German Zeppelin.

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The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When Geoffrey is approached by a German spy who offers him a chance to defect, he reports the incident to his superiors, but instead of arresting the spy they suggest that he accept her offer--and become an Allied agent. In Germany, among old friends, Geoffrey discovers that loyalty is more complicated than he expected, especially when he finds himself aboard the maiden voyage of a powerful new prototype Zeppelin, headed for Scotland on a secret mission that could decide the outcome of the war. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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England's last hope for survival. Germany's greatest chance for victory. See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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6 October 1971 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The exterior shots of the German airship sheds were in fact filmed on location at Cardington, Bedfordshire. These were the original sheds which became home to the British airships R100 and R101. In more recent years, Shed No.2 was used by Warner Brothers as a film set for "Batman Begins". See more »

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One primary goal of the mission is to destroy "the" Magna Carta, thus demoralizing the British people. However, unlike the U.S. Constitution, the Magna Carta is not a single document but a series of nearly identical charters issued by royal seal. There were 11 "originals," each considered equally original, issued in 1215, of which 4 still survive. There were additional "exemplifications" issued under royal seal throughout the 13th Century, of which 20 more also survive. The destruction of a single version would, therefore, fail to accomplish the German mission of destroying the document. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey von Richter-Douglas: Where are the parachutes?
Frau Dr. Ericka Altschul: What parachutes?
Geoffrey von Richter-Douglas: Well, for emergencies. How do you get out of here quickly?
Von Gorian: Jump.
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Referenced in The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971) See more »

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an english man is sent to germany to steal their dirigible plans
6 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I loved it the music was great so was the cast the zeppelin looked just like a real one this is a great movie micheal york was great in it it shows many scenes of the zeppelin and the fight between the airplanes and the zeppelin was exciting I loved the movie I give it *****5 stars


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