I've seen this movie alot of times before. I did notice one thing that struck me odd. One scene when the group is going into town, they ALL carried Thompsons! I don't believe that would have happened(do correct me tho) but some if not most had 30rd mags in the 5 cell 20rd mag pouches.
Does anyone know if this group existed? And would have troops used the 30rd mags in the 20rd pouches?
The movie is quite loosely based on facts. It depicts the First Special Service Force of Canadians and US combined into a sort of commando/ mountain brigade. The group recruited loggesr, skiers, mountain climbers and general outdoorsmen into an elite Alpine force. They originally trained for the Aleutians but when that quickly became a non issue they were to be disbanded. As depicted in the movie their charismatic leader pleaded their case and they were sent to Italy to fight in the mountains there where they performed exceptionally well.
In the movie the Canadians and US soldiers were shown to have had huge quarrels and bar fights during their early training but that was just hollywood fabrication. They actually got along pretty well. They did have some bar fights with town locals on occassion however.
Their patch is a red arrow head with white lettering. An original is quite valuable.
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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