The Itter Castle Incident by Rick Tozier | Script Revolution

The Itter Castle Incident

In the final days of WW II, a rogue Wehrmacht officer and his men join forces with American troops to defend an Austrian castle and prominent French prisoners-of-war, against an attacking force of the Waffen-SS.

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The Itter Castle Incident is based on actual events.

5 May 1945, Hitler is dead, the Third Reich is little more than smoking rubble, and no GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. On this day, however, soldiers of the German Wehrmacht under the command of Major Josef "Sepp" Gangl, Austrian anti-Nazi resistance fighters, and American troops of the 12th Armored Division under the command of Captain John "Jack" Lee, fought side by side to defend Castle Itter and the stronghold’s high value French prisoners-of-war against an attacking force from the 17th SS-Panzergrenadier Division. The Itter Castle Incident is believed to be the last battle fought by American troops against the Nazis in World War Two, and the only battle in the war in which American and German soldiers fought as allies.

Submitted: June 24, 2021
Last Updated: April 1, 2022

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The Writer: Rick Tozier

Rick is a retired photographer/videographer and an aspiring screenwriter who draws from his own life experiences, great films of the past, and from history to create his works. Rick is a baby-boomer, an old school muscle car enthusiast, a former soldier and military contractor, and has enjoyed many hobbies such as NHRA drag racing, racing homing pigeons, and breeding purebred Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds. In civilian life, he has worn many hats, from working as a building engineer and maintaining commercial HVAC systems, to owning and operating a residential lawn care and snow removal business. Most importantly, he is also a husband, a father and a grandfather. Rick is self taught... Go to bio

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