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Cross of Iron

Wartime drama about a group of disillusioned German soldiers trapped on the Russian front in 1943. One is tired of fighting, but another will stop at nothing to win an Iron Cross.

A group of disillusioned German soldiers are trapped in a hopeless struggle on the Russian front in 1943.

One sergeant is a cynical warrior, tired of fighting for a government he doesn't support and desperate for peace, but one of his compatriots is obsessed with traditional values of glory, and will stop at nothing to win an Iron Cross, the highest German military honour.

2 hours, 7 minutes

Last on

Sun 8 Mar 2015 00:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Frank Wiedemann

    Hänschen klein

  • Oh, Du schöner Westerwald

  • Konrad Ramrath

    Im Feldquartier

    Lyricist: Julius Freund.

Credits

Role Contributor
Sergeant Steiner James Coburn
Captain Stransky Maximilian Schell
Colonel Brandt James Mason
Captain Kiesel David Warner
Sister Eva Senta Berger
Anselm Dieter Schidor
Schütze Maag Burkhard Driest
Dietz Michael Nowka
Corporal Krüger Klaus Lowitsch
Writer Julius J Epstein
Director Sam Peckinpah

Broadcasts

  • Sun 6 Apr 2014 23:30
  • Sun 8 Mar 2015 00:05
  • Sun 8 Mar 2015 00:35