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Finding a source for this brick-throwing soldier

Article about: I recently kind of got obsessed with the clip below since it is such remarkable footage, and I have been desperately trying to find out the story behind it, or at least find out where it was

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    I recently kind of got obsessed with the clip below since it is such remarkable footage, and I have been desperately trying to find out the story behind it, or at least find out where it was filmed etc.
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    Almost all the searches I've done on it say it is a British paratrooper at Arnhem, but I've heard so many stories, such as the German soldier being a partisan, and the "Brit" being a German paratrooper, that the whole thing is a training/propaganda film, and even that it is from "Theirs is their glory"(1946 movie).

    In my opinion, it is a British paratrooper with a captured German belt and canteen using a Sten Mk V. As for the German, I have no idea, there are certain things about him that I can't explain. For example the fact that he has a pistol holster, but no ammo pouches for the K98 he is using lead me to believe he is not an "ordinary" German infantryman. I can also not identify what sort of shirt he is wearing, it appears to be a lot lighter color than the trousers. And then there is the really odd black blob on the back of his neck? What could that be?

    At this point, I do not really care if I am wrong, or if it is actually from a training film, I just want to find out the source of the video.

    Discuss.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    I think it is from a new Oliver Stone conspiracy movie.
    It is pretty damn funny though! I see how you got hooked on it.
    Maybe it is an Airforce improvised weapons training video. LOL

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    I've not watched it to confirm but i've been told this is from a 1946 docu-drama called Theirs is the Glory!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    I've not watched it to confirm but i've been told this is from a 1946 docu-drama called Theirs is the Glory!..
    I saw that movie a couple of months back, and I can not recall that scene, but I will watch it again now to confirm.
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Not from "Theirs is the glory".
    Looks like a German Para, his silhouette when first at doorway shows the "legs" of the bonesack, not present on the old dennison ..

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    Should have actually issued them with bricks then, they seem more effective than bullets!........." run away, run away" .
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Not from "Theirs is the glory".
    Bugger!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Where did you find the clip?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    Not from "Theirs is the glory".
    Looks like a German Para, his silhouette when first at doorway shows the "legs" of the bonesack, not present on the old dennison ..
    x2 about it not being in the movie. Also, you might be right about it being a German para, but it appears he's got something attached to his helmet when he is standing upright. But why would a German throw a brick at a German, and what type of uniform is he wearing?
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    There's nothing to say the guy with the rifle is German, the uniform certainly doesn't suggest it apart from the helmet. He might be a local militia or resistance type flushing out the remaining Germans from his town/village who has liberated a German lid to protect his head while going building to building.
    The filming might have been done by a local, eager to film the routing of the last Germans holed up in the ruins.

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