Here's a 2004 German film that shows how the Nazis prepared young men with exceptional dna to become future leaders of The Party. The movie follows a handsome young man with boxing skills as he enters the Napola (academy) and begins the grueling officer's boot camp in 1942. We see the boys dropped off by their parents, the mental and physical training as well as a few students weeded out due to less than desirable issues (for example, a bed wetter). The boys learn about the K98 rifle, hand grenade, how to behave as an officer in the Reich and in one scene are forced to swim under a frozen lake (see pic). The cinematography is excellent as is the acting and music. This movie rivals ANYTHING that Hollywood has turned out in this genre and is based on the director's grandfather's personal experiences in a Napola. Highly recommended to members of this site.
To answer the above questions, the US release has subtitles and the audio is German only. That's not the same actor as Come And See. Thanks for the compliment dirtybrown66...We have a fantastic video store here in Tucson that carries movies from every country. For example, they have a new release wall with the latest American titles (like every video store), but there is also a German new release wall (as well as France, Spain,Italy,Poland etc). In fact, I usually check the foreign sections BEFORE I wander over and look at newest crapfests in the US section. The movies coming out of Germany that deal with WW2 events are getting better and better (The Ninth Day, Downfall, Napola). There is a new generation of young German filmmakers who are just overflowing with talent. I also watch all the regular WW2 movies as well, but prefer to review obscure stuff to hopefully get people to explore foreign/cult cinema that deserves a wider audience.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5