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Watch it in German, even if you do not understand the language.
Tow Tripod said:Best war movie ever is "STRIPES"!! Timeless classic that sometimes resembles the real army.Sometimes!!
Dirty Patricia said:I am pretty sure TOW TRIPOD was in Stripes! :cheers:
milnews.ca said:The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006): Good story showing how the extremists-vs-moderates equation sorts itself out (or sometimes doesn't quite so well) in the Irish War of Independence.
Technoviking said:Here's how I interpreted that movie:
From a special effects point of view, it was awesome. But for realism, plot, story, etc, it was utter junk. Hell, right off the bat I wanted to punch the military advisor for how the German MGs were set up.....
But I digress.
Retired AF Guy said:Which is true, they didn't, but what happened on Omaha was a living hell for the U.S. forces who lost more soldiers at Omaha then were lost on the other four beaches put together! Which surprised me as I thought they would have heard about the casualties the Americans had taken. ???
Danjanou said:Oh I used to love playing with stats while getting my Military History degree
Nation Sector/ Estimated Casualties
US Airborne / 2,499
Utah / 197
Omaha / 2,000
UK Airborne / 1,500
Gold / 413
Sword / 630
Juno / 1204
Total = 8,443
Not even close to more than all others combined. Also that little know fact that Juno was the second bloodiest beach, which is probably why they hadn't heard about Omaha. Looks like they might have been a bit busy that day..