Quotes from the Movie The Great Escape

We have in effect put all our rotten eggs in one basket. And we intend to watch this basket carefully.

Colonel von Luger

This is quite close to insanity. And it must stop!

Colonel von Luger

It looks, after all, as if you will see Berlin before I do.

Colonel von Luger

Look, sir, you talk about the High Command and the Luftwaffe, and then you talk about the Gestapo and the SS. To me, they're the same! We're fighting the bloody lot! There's only one way to put it, sir: they are the common enemies of everyone who believes in freedom. If the High Command didn't approve of Hitler, then why didn't they throw him out?

Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett

I haven't seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over.

Captain Hilts

Colonel Von Luger, it is the sworn duty of all officers to try to escape. If they cannot escape, then it is their sworn duty to cause the enemy to use an inordinate number of troops to guard them, and their sworn duty to harass the enemy to the best of their ability.

Group Captain Ramsey

If it should seem that the Luftwaffe is not up to the task, the prisoners will find themselves entirely in [the Gestapo's] charge. We, regretfully, are not so professionally understanding.

Herr Kuhn

Squadron Leader Bartlett- if you escape again, and are caught- you will be shot.

Herr Kuhn

We have reason to believe this prisoner is the mastermind behind numerous criminal escape attempts.

Herr Kuhn

If it turns out that the Luftwaffe is not up to the task, the prisoners will find themselves entirely in our charge. We, regretfully, are not so professionally understanding.

Herr Kuhn

Ah, Herr Bartlett. And Herr MacDonald. We are together again. You're going to wish you had never put us to so much trouble...

Preissen

That is the arrangement for the moment, yes.

Preissen

Squadron Leader Bartlett has been three months in your care. And the Gestapo has only "reason to believe"?

Von Luger

The High Command has left prisoners in the charge of the Luftwaffe- not the SS! Or, the Gestapo.

Von Luger

What were you doing by the wire?

Von Luger

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