Hogan's Heroes

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Revealing mistake: Whenever there is a shot of the outside of the barracks, where it can be seen that it is outside on the studio lot, look at the "snow" on the roofs. Most of the time, it appears to be just paint in the shape of snowdrifts.

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Revealing mistake: Every time they go to destroy a truck convoy, you can see that it is a miniature set with model trucks blown up, and it is a re-used shot every time. Same goes for the trains that get blown up.

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Trivia: A sinister aspect of an otherwise lightheated comedy, but the fact is that Hogan and his men are war criminals. They engage in combat activities behind enemy lines when not in uniform, and worse, while wearing enemy uniforms. The Germans tried that during the Battle of the Bulge and those arrested were shot.

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Answer: It's a slang term for an isolated jail cell. In wartime, POWs who attempted to escape or otherwise thwart their captors might be punished with solitary confinement, often in a cramped, poorly ventilated, windowless space.

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