"Dark Blue World" 2001 Czechoslovakian - another brilliant film
Thomas Kretschmann in U-571:
NEC SOLI CEDIT
Bunch from "Force 10 from Navarone"
Well Peter O'Toole started this thread when Stoney posted some images from 'Night of the Generals', so here is another Peter O'Toole movie
that doesn't get a lot of exposure these days...
The 'villain' of the movie is Horst Janson, some images ....
Re the movie 'U-571', it didn't exactly get rave reviews when it was released, here is one report...
War movie U-571 is possibly the worst example of America downplaying the role its allies played in WWII. Why? Because it completely transfers the achievements of the British Royal Navy over to the U.S. Navy.
The film depicts the first capture of an Enigma machine, which the German military used to send coded messages during WWII. In the movie, it is shown as an American operation in which disguised US submariners board a Nazi vessel.
They then fend off attacking German Navy ships in order to escape.
In reality, of course, a British warship captured the first Enigma machine in 1941 – seven months before America even entered the war. The only actual Enigma capture by the U.S. Navy took place in 1944.
This film’s distortion was so infamous that the British Prime Minister at the time of its release, Tony Blair, called it “an affront” to British sailors who had fought in WWII.
A couple of Tarantino baddies from Inglorious Basterds. Unless I'm mistaken Christopher Waltz's cap goes from EM crusher style to officer's peak with braid without a corresponding change in rank. Peculiarl but enjoyable movie; Christopher Waltz much better playing a Nazi nutter than a Blofeld. but that's just my opinion.
Great thread, let's keep it up! - It's a real trip down childhood war movie lane, and a great way to discover little-known war movies!
From the excellent 'Island At War' TV series
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
The fez-wearing Handschar soldier is from a period photograph, not a movie still.