April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.Written by
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At one point in the film the tanks pass trees beside the road upon which people are hanging with signs posted, the work being attributed to the Schutzstaffel, or SS. One clearly reads "Ich wollte meine kinder nicht kämpfen lassen;" which translates to English "I did not want my children to fight." Elsewhere someone has mistranslated this sign and stated it mentioned the word war. That is "krieg" in German, and does not appear on the sign. Since the war is going on everywhere around the viewer, it is a foregone conclusion. See more »
Set in April 1945, but the vegetation is too advanced for April. When Norman is sent out to scout at the crossroads, he crouches among English ivy, which is in flower next to his head. English ivy doesn't flower until late summer or fall. See more »
I have watched it several times... Entertainment yes, accuracy no.
The goofs and historical inaccuracies are everywhere in this movie. War historian Youtubers pick this movie to pieces. As they should. The inaccuracies and goofs are overwhelming for anyone with an ounce of WW2 military history knowledge.
As a military historian myself, I spotted errors within the first 5 minutes, BUT, I enjoyed this movie. It is WW2 war movie entertainment only. Military historians go to ton on this movie/... the inaccuracies are overwhelming... but it is a damn fine movie. The acting is superb. Fantastic film work, and what id o personally like is the German Tiger tank in the movie, is an actual German Tiger tank being the only fully functional restored Tiger in the world.
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