The Silent Raid
|The Silent Raid|
|Directed by||Paul Rotha|
|Produced by||Rudolf Meyer|
|Written by||Dr. L. de Jong|
|Starring||Rob de Vries, Cees Brusse, Piet Römer, Bernard Droog|
|Distributed by||Omrop Fryslȃn|
The Silent Raid (Dutch: De Overval) is a 1962 Dutch war film directed by Paul Rotha. It shows a true story from World War II: the raid on Leeuwarden prison of December 8, 1944. Without firing a shot, Dutch resistance members disguised as German SD and their prisoners enter the prison, free 39 prisoners and vanish into the city. The Germans were unable to find any of the organizers or escapees.
- Ab Abspoel as PTT-monteur Jan
- Henk Admiraal as Hein de Zwijger
- Chris Baay as Vos
- Hetty Beck as Eppie's mother
- Yoka Berretty as Mies
- "3rd Moscow International Film Festival (1963)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-30.
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