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Postby Steiner » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:35 pm

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FARB! :P
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Postby Gadge » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:38 pm

The weirdest bit in the film is the homemade m3 half track with turret....

Its a white scout car in the book and using a custom turreted half track made it a total pig for me to find the right minis for a 20mm wargame i did of 'tehl'.. i ended up using an m15 GMC...
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Postby Old Un » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:46 pm

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LOL watched the film last night and joked ot the missus that the mags were too long !
The Denisons look a little sus as well
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Postby Steve.D » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:53 pm

I am sure at some point in the film the yanks where using M14s on full auto :shock:

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Postby Gadge » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:00 pm

In best trainspotting mode...

The 37 webbing is too dark its 37 pat but has been dyed like 44 pat.
The polish beret is worn like a backwards flat cap not in the British style *and* if they were polish sas it would be red not grey.

Polish airborne wore grey, polish sas wore red.

Trousers are either 'denims' or some weird costume piece but should have been khaki.

Denisons do look sus and i cant think why

The bazooka is a post war one too i think.

In the book the paras have a full sections worth of firearms including brens and rifles, in the film every man has a sten meaning the Americans could in theory moon at them form 50 metres away and be relatively safe.

However its still one of my fave ever films.
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Postby Lardassmonkey » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:04 pm

In the book the paras have a full sections worth of firearms including brens and rifles, in the film every man has a sten meaning the Americans could in theory moon at them form 50 metres away and be relatively safe.



But the US troops in the film also only have (with exception of the halftrack) greaseguns and M2 carbines so the Germans could do the same to them. :lol:

I think the bazooka is a post war 3.5in super bazooka.
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Postby HeadShot » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:23 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074452/goofs

The one that cracks me up in that list is the 70' OS Landranger maps on the wall instead of 40's ones!!

"Our DZ is the field which is equidistant between the rocky outcrop, the public house and the youth hostel in grid square 45-72, near the triangulation point on the bridleway"
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Postby Steiner » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:32 pm

Also, there were no cockneys who served with the Fallschirmjaeger...! :wink:
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Postby Gliderrider » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:07 pm

Also in the film their are no perverted SS/BFC gits. like their were in the film. Gadge, Maybe they look sus cos they are full zip.
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Postby Gadge » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:37 pm

Could be they look a little too green IIRC, entirely probable they were made specifically for thefilm as the parkas in where eagles dare were.
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Postby Old Un » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:50 pm

The book is more entertaining than the film .
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Postby Gliderrider » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:31 pm

Old 'Un wrote:The book is more entertaining than the film .


Agreed. Well and truely.

Also, In the film, Cains charicter insists they wear FJ gear under, in the book its himmler's idea and he resists it, also, wernt they supposed to have silent stens rather than Mk 2's?
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Postby webby » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:41 am

Wouldnt have been very hollywood if the guns didnt go bang Syd!
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Postby webby » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:20 pm

Steiner wrote:FARB! :P


Depends on what part of the war the story is supposed to be set, if it is late war it is less farby, the colour of the webbing the yanks are using would suggest late war! ;)
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Postby stubblehopper » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:12 pm

I take it you have to have a Fallschirmjager uniform for this then?

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