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A Nazi Lieutenant was part of the convoy escorting the Ark of the Covenant from Tanis to Cairo. He served under the command of Major Gobler.

Biography Edit

In 1936, the lieutenant served under the command of Major Gobler during their attempt to escort of the Ark of the Covenant out of Egypt to Berlin. He rode in the troop car with Gobler and his gunner.

The three men attempted to kill Indiana Jones, when the archaeologist moved to recover the Ark, but in the end the lieutenant was killed alongside Gobler and the gunner when Jones forced them off a cliff to their doom.

Behind the scenes Edit

The Lieutenant was played by the late stuntman Reg Harding in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Harding later performed stunts in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

In the third draft of the film's script, written by Lawrence Kasdan, this character doesn't exist. Instead, Arnold Ernst Toht is the one in the troop car with Gobler and dies alongside him after falling down the cliff during The Desert Chase. This was cut from the final film, but the film's novelization, comic and storybook adaptations depict this.

Although the character's rank is never mentioned in the film, his epaulettes indicate that he is a 2nd Lieutenant.

Appearances Edit