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.
Oberst Steiner, a German parachute unit commander, is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin. The seemingly impossible assignment becomes more and more feasible as the mission grows nearer with Steiner and his men arriving in England to a very real possibility of success.Written by
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The aircraft that carries Liam Devlin is a SIPA S.11, a French military trainer that was based on the German wartime Arado Ar.96. It resembled its German origins quite closely, but was powered by a Renault engine that altered its engine cowling and intake, while the cockpit and canopy were more streamlined in shape than the original German design. See more »
When Radl walks in to the hangar and shows the paratroopers the plane, he says it is a DC-3 captured nearly intact. The military version of this plane was C-47, and it is more likely that he would have known its military name than its pre-war civilian model designation. See more »
[WWII News Story]
September 12, 1943, German paratroopers snatched Mussolini from his mountaintop prison in Italy.
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This is an exceptional war movie about a supposed plot by the Nazis to kidnap Churchill. Michael Caine is a German officer who speaks perfect English and leads a team of paratroopers who are disguised as Poles. The cover story is that they are a Free Polish regiment on maneuvers in Britain. At the same time, IRA leader Donald Sutherland helps lay the groundwork for their arrival.
The story is very complex and the acting is first-rate. Provided you don't think too much, this is a highly entertaining film. Sure, the Nazis didn't attempt such a mission, but I enjoyed this alternative history movie.
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