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Aside from brief voice-over narration at the beginning and a speech by Lloyd Nolan at the end concerning the dangers of talking too much to the enemy, the film is presented in dramatic form. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary. According to a modern interview with screenwriter Owen Crump, who was working for the First Motion Picture Unit, the secluded Bavarian chateau that appears in the film was a process shot based on a picture post card. After the war, Crump said, two aviators visited Warner Bros. studios and revealed that during the war, they were taken to the same chateau for interrogation. Recognizing it from the film, the two fliers were so amused that they kept breaking into laughter, completely baffling their captors.