Audie Murphy (the most decorated soldier in WW2) stars as himself in this movie based on his bestselling book. We see him growing up, joining the Army, getting sent to Europe and killing many Germans while saving many lives along the way. The movie is in COLOR and features some great combat scenes. Murphy charges a hill at one point that is filled with German machine gun nests. He sprays one gun crew with his Thompson, jumps in and grabs their MG42, climbs out and continues to eliminate several more soldiers while firing the MG42 from a standing position. Impressive for a little guy! Eat your heart out John Rambo. The movie is fairly epic and is an excellent source for American uniforms/gear as it was made using WW2 veterans with full cooperation of the Department Of The Army. It's now on DVD and worth checking out!
Oh man I love this movie! I watched this with my grandpa and loved it. I can't believe when he was on the burning tank with the MG that he survived that! I think the best part is that he stars as himself.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2007 0:05:19 GMT -5 by KippySmi7h
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Post by 5thrangerinfantry on Jan 30, 2007 8:43:53 GMT -5
its a good movie but the book is even better. In the book, he says that he switched weapons often, also he got shot in the leg twice and the shots were not what retired him from the military. There was a lot in the movie that was totally different in the book....
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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