Please note that the bibliographic record, specifically the reviews from Library Journal and School Library Journal should be taken out to correct the fact that this is NOT a documentary and is clearly referring to something else. This Hollywood movie with Steve McQueen, James Garner and others of note really doesn't stand the test of time. It does have quite a lot of tension but the historical facts are all wrong and there is an overtone of comedy which is absolutely misplaced. It was worth viewing to see just how Hollywood dealt with serious topics like WWII at that particular time, 1963. For example, just about everybody who is cast as a likable comedic "hero" is American. My husband loved it for the nostalgia factor.