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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Pegasus Bridge the Movie

War History Online  Some photos added by TD.
– "The Brits own ‘Band of Brothers’? The director tells us more.



"Historically, some of the best war films ever made have been British. That kind of ended when Hollywood stepped up and dominated the film and entertainment market (after all they did have the budgets to do so). This history of WWII is mainly seen through the eyes of the U.S.A. and their involvement.
"Sadly, this has slightly put a bent on history and has been further reinforced by the computer games generation. Furthermore, Hollywood has also been responsible for some rewrites of history when churning out films, U-571 comes to mind. The fictitious plot attracted substantial criticism since, in reality, it was British personnel from HMS Bulldog who first captured a naval Enigma machine
 (from U-110 in the North Atlantic in May 1941), months before the U.S. had even entered the war. The anger over the inaccuracies even reached the British Parliament, where Prime Minister Tony Blair stated that the film was an “affront” to British sailors." . . .
"However, having said that, the U.S. has produced some game-changing films and productions. I don’t need to point them out but I will mention Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. These two productions alone changed how WWII history is viewed. It actually saved our WWII history." . . . 

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Now it gets interesting. As for years the Brits have been moaning ‘why doesn’t someone make a film on the British achievements during the war”. . .  
"Well, the Brits can stop moaning now as right here, is a British film that is in pre-production about an iconic fight that took place on early D-Day. In fact, the British were the first to land and into combat on D-Day." . . .

Pegasus Bridge today:
An aerial view of Pegasus Bridge near Ouistreham, Normandy. The  6th British Airborne Division captured the bridge before dawn on D-Day.


Pegasus Bridge then:

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