The Devil's Brigade
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The action scenes are very well done, and the attitude of the regular army units towards the unconventional Special Ops unit is true-to-life. Special Ops units have traditionally, at least until recently, been the orphans of the army, and that is brought out very well in this fine movie.
If you like a straightforward, well-acted war movie, this is one of the better ones.
Having said that... Most veterans of the Force do not like the film. The idiots with checkbooks would only back the film if it was "rousing" (read Hollywood treatment) rather than lovingly accurate.
The chief technical advisor was Lt. General Frederic (ret) himself... so the producers and director certainly had the facts to hand. Many of those facts and much of the history never made it onto the screen.
What don't the Forcemen like? Well, the Americans certainly had more than their share of guardhouse sweepings and tough characters sent their way by other commands (though those who could not learn to accept discipline and bond with others were rapidly washed out...) and excellent Canadians... but the "border warfare" premise is essentially false.
U.S. uniforms for all but the Americans got higher pay... (different pay days for each group, so always borrowing from each other) When the drek was chased off both nationalities settled in quite well with each other.
Kiska was almost bloodless (Canadian and American troops did accidentally shoot each other when the Japanese proved to have pulled out... but not the Force... their fire discipline was superb...) One part of the Force was prepared to make a parachute drop into action... The Force had the "friction" of battle without the losses... This honed them to a fine edge... and the film ignored the whole episode.
Their jump training was almost ignored (except for jump boots and jump wings shown on the screen) along with their demolition and amphibious training.Read more ›
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Although not exactly and accurate portrayal it is a great movie about the hard decision of men to be patriots and to do things that most would find haunting. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Redhall
As one of your viewers said..."back when they knew how to make movies"!! As a veteran i am a war movie buff and i have seen this one several times..thanks!!!Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent war movie...from the era when they knew how to make movies. No CGI here.Published 26 days ago by Mark Farrell
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