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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Irish documentary on the making of "Saving Private Ryan"

The movie was filmed on a location in Ireland similar to the French Calvados Coast. Many of the troops, about 2500, in the movie battle were soldiers of the Irish Army.

15 Fascinating Facts About ‘Saving Private Ryan’
"It was up to eight men to save the life of one. Here are 15 things you may not have known about Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning World War II drama, Saving Private Ryan." . . .

Private Ryan Trivia Just a small sample:
  • "In the German-dubbed version of the movie, one of the actors, who was a German veteran of the Normandy invasion, dropped out and had to be replaced due to the emotional realism of the film."
  • "The Omaha Beach scene cost eleven million dollars to shoot, and involved up to 1,000 extras, some of whom were members of the Irish Army Reserve. Of those extras, twenty to thirty of them were amputees, issued with prosthetic limbs, to simulate soldiers having their limbs blown off.
  • Inspired by the true story of the Niland brothers. Sergeant Frederick "Fritz" Niland was in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. Band of Brothers (2001), produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, told the story of another 101st Airborne unit, Easy Company of the 506th PIR, whose member Sergeant Warren "Skip" Muck was best friends with Niland back home in Tonawanda, New York.

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