The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell (Video 1999) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • August, 1917. Using the name 'Henri Defense', 17 year old Indiana Jones has enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War. After all his commanding officers have been wiped out during combat in Flanders, Corporal 'Defense' is left in charge of what's left of the 9th Belgian Infantry. They are assigned to the French 14th Company and dispatched into the Battle of the Somme. When Indy is captured by the Germans, he quickly gains a reputation as an escape artist, and is sent to the maximum security prison at Dunsterstadt on the Danube.


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  • Young Henry is an incognito Yank but is now a Corporal and battlefield i/c for a ragged company of Belgians, all the officers having been KIA. The unit is attached to the French Army and participates in the Battle of the Somme. During a weekend R&R Indy meets British poet Siegfried Sassoon. The Belgians reach their hilltop goal but Indy is captured when the enemy counterattacks. Sent first to a regular prison camp, Indy quickly gets involved in an escape scheme. It all goes wrong and Indy is tranferred to a Colditz-type stalag, here he meets an intellectual French Officer, Charles de Gaulle. Is another escape be possible?

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