- Feb 14, 2004
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- Western Australia
Saw the last battle in SPR last night, its a pity they let it slide into the usual; stupid Germans run into bullets while each American accounts for double digits of the enemy every 2 minutes.doodad said:I love and own a copy of The Longest Day. At the time it came out, with the German actors really speaking Deutsch, instead of English actors just changing their w's into v's, the buzz was that it would be a challenge for viewer to watch. But the movie proved that wrong. It was an awesome and somewhat accurate telling of the day.
I also love and own Saving Private Ryan. Much has been made about the landing scenes being too horrific and a full 30 minutes devoted to it. After my dad saw the movie (he was a Higgins boat Coxswain in the Pacific) I asked him what he thought about the realism of the landing.
"Well, he said, " I don't remember many of them just being thirty minutes long."
Dad was actually in "The Fighting SeaBees" along with about a 1000 other swabs in a big shot during training in San Diego.
Not to mention the Mustangs with no bomb/rocket carriages underwing doing a one shot one kill on the tiger, or subsequent bombings with invisible bombs. ho hum