Hans Geering
Hans Geering
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Portrayed by Sam Kelly

Captain Hans Geering was the original assistant and the second in command to Colonel Kurt Von Strohm and stood by him for a while.


Early Life Edit

Hans was born in Berlin, but while still young was smuggled out of the city in a suitcase by his mother, so that his father would not find out about him.[N 1]

Hans and his mother moved away - presumably to Dusseldorf, where Hans attended school. At one point during his childhood, he grew an avocado plant from a stone on a damp flannel.[N 2]

During the War Edit

His first appearance was with the Colonel in René's cafe, which they both enjoyed visiting. He was surprised to discover that the Colonel had stolen a priceless portrait of The Fallen Madonna and a Cuckoo clock. Both which they were going to sell after the war. (AAE: The British Are Coming)

As always he enjoys going upstairs with Maria. But at one point René asked him and the Colonel to give them their uniforms so that the British Airmen could escape. (AAE: Pidgeon Post).

Hans holding a bust of the Colonel (From The Gâteau from the Château)[2]

He was escorted by René and the Resistance into the woods where the British plane would land so that they could give measurements for new uniforms (The British Airmen burned the first ones) and the original Fallen Madonna to be copied. Hans and the Colonel were worried to note that their uniforms would be made by Jewish tailors, Solomon and Klein and wished he ordered more shirts. (AAE: Saville Row to the Rescue),

He eventually ends up in London and becomes a spy for the British after escaping from a POW camp. Rene and Edith have a reunion with him there.

Military careerEdit

Hans attended the Staff college. (AAE: The Sausage in the Wardrobe) He also took a course in explosives which he reveals to the others when Michelle announces her plan to blow up the nearby railway line.[3].(AAE: The Execution).



  1. He reveals this to the Colonel as the reason he suffers from claustrophobia, while they are in the tunnel leading to the RAF POW camp.[1]
  2. Hans mentions this in response to Monsieur Alfonse's reason for sitting a chamber pot full of earth.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Great Un-Escape
  2. Ciaran Brown
  3. The Execution