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    Not wrong there John.
    Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a Germanicon Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War.
    He is known for his ambush of elements of the Britishicon 7th Armoured Division, during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944.
    Sadly he was the enemy, but what a knowledgeable tank Commander, who killed many British and American tanks, and took no prisoners.
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    I have to watch any movie period based in WW1 or 2 just to look at equipment. The scenes walking through bunkers with bayonets fixed on their No.1ís is amazing to me since I canít walk through the house without striking the door jam if Iím not paying attention. Iíve watched a little on some movie apps on firetv..not to much, but just enough to get a feel. From my understanding the directors grandfather served in WW1 and some of it is based on his stories

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    My wife and I went to see 1917 today and neither of us was impressed. In fact we both found it to be rather slow and boring. As for the equipment, it looked good to me but I only know what's correct for rifles, bayonets and canteens. Helmets somewhat but they could have easily been WWII helmets. The Germans were made out to be the typical ultimate evil that kills for no reason, etc. The plot was full of holes as was the mission they were sent on. Seems exceedingly unlikely two men are going to be sent cross country on foot for 9 miles to send a message of such importance and no other means of communication is available, even for WWI technology. That they were overtaken by a convoy of trucks in the middle of this 9 miles seems to lend credence to this, not to mention the airplanes flying about.

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    I gave up watching these modern "epics" long ago, once they became 30% movie and 70% "CGI" (another word for glorified computer cartoons). Example: I grew up on Die Hard movies, but I stopped watching after the third one, once they brought in the Keyboard Kommandos. Pretty soon they won't even use real actors; they'll just program them in and save the cost of the salaries. If it weren't for TCM and documentaries on assorted history channels, I'd have no reason to own a TV.

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    We'll, I'm off to see it tomorrow night, l hope it's better than Dunkirk, that was a dreadful film, the 1958 John Mills version is 'far' superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    We'll, I'm off to see it tomorrow night, l hope it's better than Dunkirk, that was a dreadful film, the 1958 John Mills version is 'far' superior.
    Of course it was. And no computer cartoons.

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    It did win the Golden Globe for Best Picture and has been nominated for an Oscar Best Picture. They've given the awards to turds before however so nothing new. It isn't any Gone With the Wind, I'll tell you that.


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    Well John how did it go??
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Off tonight Gil, I'll give you my thoughts tomorrow mate....

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    1917 flick appraisal

    Yeah let us know Clarkie, if its like Fury then I'll wait until we can get it on Bigpond for $4.99 in the comfort of our home that way I don't have to be near large volumes of people nor put up with a twaat that uses their mobile in the picture theater or that along with the seat kickers and yappers!!!!!!! Geez must be getting old and anti-social!

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