German Soldiers.......worst Movie portrayal.

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German Soldiers.......worst Movie portrayal.

Post by behblc » Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:48 pm

After the thread on the best....I have to ask (if it has not already been done) for the worst portrayal of the German Soldier in the "best" that Hollywood / the small screen has to offer.
There have been so many it will be a hard job to come up with a running order...myself I would have to go think for a while.
The very many 1960's T.V. shows I grew up with " Garison's Guerrillas" , "Rat Patrol" are contenders.....the many 1960's Hollywood movies...so many so bad.
Where Eagles Dare...why did they not let Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood go on to Berlin....why did they not just drop them there and in about two hours if I may quote the sniper from "S.P.R." "Shows over boys we're goin home".
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Post by Baltasar » Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:48 pm

The most of Band of brothers series was simply bullshit. Germans running around and hitting nothing. And then those stupid conversations :x
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Post by ctschatz » Sun Jun 08, 2003 2:19 pm

Good Movie/Bad Germans
Kelly's Heros
Von Ryan's Express
The Longest Day ( come on even a moron would know that he had his boots on the wrong foot.)
Hogans Heros
any Combat

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Harts War

Post by BrianC » Mon Jun 09, 2003 2:15 am

Has to be Harts war closely followed by Escape to victory......

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Post by Debica Fusilier » Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:15 am

Saving Private Ryan.

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Yup

Post by BrianC » Wed Jun 11, 2003 4:13 am

Recon with a Tiger tank and a 20mm Quad.......Maybe not great tactics.......

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Post by croat » Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:58 am

Any war movie made during the former "Yugoslavia". They made it look as if 50 divisions of elite German troops couldn't handle 15 ragged but glorious Commies. I'm suprised that Berlin didn't fall into Tito's rather than Stalin's hands.
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Post by Guillermo » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:04 pm

The "Combat" series.

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Post by Achilles » Sat Jun 14, 2003 5:22 am

The most of Band of brothers series was simply bullshit. Germans running around and hitting nothing. And then those stupid conversations
Well, I also saw the Americans running around and not hitting much...perhaps your view that every German was an ueber-warrior comes from some bullsh*t books.

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Post by Deutschlanderwache » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:00 am

Baltasar wrote:The most of Band of brothers series was simply bullshit. Germans running around and hitting nothing. And then those stupid conversations :x
I have the same opinion. (genau meiner Meinung)

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Post by Deutschlanderwache » Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:02 am

Achilles wrote:
The most of Band of brothers series was simply bullshit. Germans running around and hitting nothing. And then those stupid conversations
Well, I also saw the Americans running around and not hitting much...perhaps your view that every German was an ueber-warrior comes from some bullsh*t books.
What books do you mean? Not all are über-warriors but most. :D

Everybody who has seen Band of... must say that it is @#% (i think).

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Post by Achilles » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:17 pm

What books do you mean? Not all are über-warriors but most.
Have you ever been in combat? I thought not.

So who are you to say what is realistic or not?

You need to grow up and stop fantasising about how people really act in combat...that includes your German "heroes".
Everybody who has seen Band of... must say that it is @#% (i think).
Is that because the Germans lose - that's because they did in reality. READ MY LIPS - THE GERMANS LOST. BEATEN. VANQUISHED. COMPLETELY.

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Post by Abwehr » Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:58 pm

Uh, he was being sarcastic, chief...

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Post by Stefan » Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:55 am

The worst war film (and probably one of the worst filsm ever) without any doubt is "Operation Crossbow". No, I don't mean the usual "Anglo-Saxon Superhero" stereotype, the absurde espionage plot or the ridiculous idea of a "New York Rocket" already on it's way to the Big Apple when it is destroyed. But if you watch this movie, you will learn that german trucks have a right-hand drive and that there is still the flag of the Weimar Republic flying at the german border. So much dumbness really must hurt...

On the boots in "The Longest Day", this is based on a real story. Somebody in Ryan's book (can't remember who) relates that at the end of the day, he realized that he had put his boots on the wrong feet in the hurry after the pre-dawn alarm. He had been under such a strain and excitement during the fighting that he never even noticed it.

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Post by Achilles » Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:16 am

Uh, he was being sarcastic, chief...
No he wasn't. Deep down he really believes the German soldier was somehow inherently superior to any other.

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