Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander. Written by
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Part of this movie's music score utilized the World War II "Panzer Song" march. See more »
Lt. Col. Kiley salutes indoors. There are very few occasions (i.e., when receiving pay, and some ceremonies) where soldiers render a hand salute indoors, since in almost all occasions the hat is removed while indoors. See more »
[speaking to U.S. Army M.P.s he knew were Germans in disguise at the fuel supply camp, in a sarcastic voice]
Does the road to Amblève still lead to Malmedy?
[then he shoots them]
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This movie is on my list of those that I saw once, was disappointed and do not want to see again. I missed it in the movies in 1965, when I caught it on the tube in 1977 I was annoyed to see that it was merely a generic WWII movie with a big name cast, but no portrayal of actual characters or events, the closet portrayal of anything actually specific to the actual battle was when "GIS" suddenly burst in on the Germans, they are of course English speaking Germans in U.S. uniforms, meant to be a portrayal of Skorzeny's commandos. The scene where the one German officer asks the "U.S. Lieutenant" what he thinks of Hitler, the lieutenant's hesitation between what as a good Wehrmacht soldier he should say and what a real American was too broadly played. The whole movie had a blah quality to it, only truly memorable scene was where the Panzertruppen sing "Panzerlied". The Wehrmacht actually did encourage it soldiers to sing, that much they got right. Otherwise, a waste IMHO. Summary-not worth bothering with.
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