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Old 28-11-14, 04:16 PM
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Great film indeed although I'm not sure that the Guards Armoured Division ever used Shermans. Happy to be corrected.

Hate to disagree with Mike but the armoured car driver is Cpl 'Smoke' O'Connor. The joke - commented on earlier in the film - is that he is an Irishman serving in the Welsh Guards.

Nice to see a film where the actors really look like soldiers and are wearing properly-fitted uniforms.

Jon
Shermans equipped most of the battalions in the GAD _ an exception being 2 WG which as Div Armd Recce Regt had Cromwells. So the film is partially right - and a bit wrong. Apologies to Cpl O'Connor for mistaking him for a Welshman. The actor Michael Trubshawe ("Bushey") actually served in the HLI. Mike
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Thanks for reminding me of this excellent film which I saw many years ago, and following your post I have found it is available as a DVD from Amazon and am buying a copy.

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Thanks for the 'heads up'. Just ordered a copy on DVD
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Just bringing this back up to the top , watched it again last week if you have any spare time please try and view it , one of the few British made war films that really look the part
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It benefits as do some other "War" films from having actors in it who actually served in the army during WWII
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“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life” !
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Doesn't quite ring true, that - no expletives - at least two, maybe three missing?
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You can watch this for free on u tube.
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It was on "Talking Pictures" again yesterday or this morning (bit bad that I can't remember which).
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