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Re: Combat films

From: Michael Llaneza <maserati@f...>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 23:02:39 -0800
Subject: Re: Combat films

At 7:48 PM -0500 3/16/00, Los wrote:
>If you are looking to chose between Cross of Iron and Stalingrad,
>grab Cross of Iron (though Stalingrad isn't that bad). It's basically a
>recon platoon lead by a hard bitten veteran sergeant who is having
>"issues" with their new aristocratic-Cross-of-Iron-seeking company
>while everyone is trying to survive a general withdrawl in the Army 
>Group South
>AO. Excellent action, great story, Sam Peckinpau-violence (some brief
>In every unit I've ever been in, memorizing the script by heart has 
>been pretty
>much SOP.

Is the movie Stalingrad at all related to the 1948 novel of the same 
name by a German author whose name escapes me at the moment (as does 
my copy of the book). It actually managed to have an uplifting 
ending, despite a rather grim (but accurate) depiction of the alst 
few weeks in the pocket.

Michael Carter Llaneza
Veteran, Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force, 1991-1950
Devolution is very real to me.
Whenever I hear the "Odd Couple" theme, I get this image of Dennis 
Rodman borrowing Marge Schott's toothbrush.
Like most emails, this one is probbaly a first draft

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