T. N. Mohan, producer and director of the award-winning documentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Hanged on a Twisted Cross,” presents a well-researched and documented story of how Hodges, armed only with his wits and a Red Cross badge, made over 15 solo journeys into German lines at Lorient and St. Nazaire in Brittany, France, and secured freedom for the POWs. It was “a unique event” in World War II.
This is an in-depth discussion by many men who were prisoners of war during World War II. The man that saved them all, Andy Hodges, was unable to be a soldier due to an injury in college but did his part to help as a Red Cross volunteer. He negotiated with the German officers for an exchange of 149 men in 15 encounters. They were Americans, French and English soldiers of varying ranks. These brave men retell their stories of battles, being captured and then of their rescues. With clips from news reels of the times, you will see the events as they happened in 1944.For all the war history buffs that want to learn more about the personal lives of these men, this is a film for you. We are proud to award this documentary the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+.