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    without a dowt in the world i think Saving Private Ryan is the best war film off all time and it has been voted the best War of all time
     
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    me personal dont think there is anything wrong with SPR but if i was this guy i would have help my mate

    "Saving Private Ryan", this 1998 movie is to find and retrieve one man: Private James Ryan. June 6, 1944. D-Day. The Allies launch the biggest invasion in military history. Behind enemy lines, a squad of U.S. Army soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) put their lives on the line to find paratrooper James Ryan (Matt Damon).
    Matt plays paratrooper James Ryan in this World War II drama that also stars Tom Hanks. Hanks plays Captain John Miller, who leads a squad of U.S. Army soldiers behind enemy lines to find paratrooper James Ryan. Ryan is the youngest of four brothers and the last survivor. The others having been killed within days of one another. People in Washington, aware of the significant loss the boys' mother has endured, order Hanks' squad to bring her last remaining son back alive. The film was shot on location in England, Ireland and France.

    Is the German the same or different? - If you saw the film, you know the scenes that I am talking about. Based on information from DreamWorks publicists.

    Scene 1: The German soldier taken prisoner halfway through the film is identified in the credits as "Steamboat Willie" because he tries to ingratiate himself with his GI captors by claiming a love for American things, including animated films. "Steamboat Willie" was the Walt Disney cartoon that introduced Mickey Mouse. Steamboat Willie is played by Joerg Stadler and is captured when his pillbox is seized by the Americans. Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davies) argues that he should not be killed.

    Scene 2: Final battle scene where Mellish (Adam Goldberg) is grappling with an enemy soldier in the upstairs room of a bombed-out French home. A knife is pushed slowly into Mellish's chest. Upham stands on the staircase where shell shock and fear paralyzes him such that he cannot lift a finger to help. The German walks past him. That German with the knife is "Czech Wermacht Soldier" (Martin Hub).

    Scene 3: A few minutes later, Upham is so enraged that he leaps up, takes three Germans prisoner and then guns one of them down. The man he shoots, is Steamboat Willie whose life Upham earlier had spared.

    imho 16 July 98- To pack so many grains of sand into one tin - so many lives from one concentrated 8 day period into 170 minutes on the screen. To sacrifice so much so that future generations may multiply the benefits over and over. Don't watch this movie unless you want to share that experience. - up close and intimate.

    Easily one of the best movies of the year. Realism beyond what the big screen should be able to deliver. See this movie as soon as you can. Arrive early and get a good seat for you will want to witness every detail. Spielberg has placed you in a unique vantage point in history so you can experience it first hand. Powerful is Captain John Miller aka Tom Hanks. Cinematography is commanding without being grand or overwhelming. But the close knit camaraderie that can only be attained by those living through this is felt throughout. A very cohesive group. FUBAR? Experience it for yourself.
     
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    here are some Gun Info from the film

    Originally designed by John Browning in 1917 (model M1918A1) and used in World War I, the fully-automatic, air-cooled M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle was introduced in 1940 and featured two automatic fire modes; slow operated at 300 to 450 rounds per minute, and fast operated at 500 to 650 rounds per minute.

    The BAR was a popular weapon because of its firepower, but its drawbacks included its lack of a quick-change barrel, frequent jamming, small magazine, and its significant weight.

    Rangers were issued the BAR on December 9th, 1943. In order to save weight, Rangers did not carry the BAR's bipod. All Rangers were trained to use the BAR, even though very few of them would carry one into combat.

    In regular Army units one BAR was issued to each squad, although this was later changed to two BARs per squad. Due to the importance of its extra firepower, the BAR was most often given to the squad's most reliable soldier. A BAR gunner normally had an assistant who would carry extra ammunition.

    First employed in World War I, the BAR continued to serve the U.S. Army up to the Korean War in the 1950's, and was eventually replaced by the M14E2 rifle (and later the M60 machine gun). Approximately 52,000 BARs were produced by six different contractors.

    Specifications
    Caliber: .30
    Muzzle Velocity: 2800 feet per second
    Capacity: 20-round magazine
    Weight: 19.4 lbs.
    Length: 47.8 in.
    Rate of Fire: 550 rounds per minute
    Effective Range: 600 yards
     
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    This is Both Carbines
    Designed as a support weapon, the semi-automatic M1 carbine was lighter and less powerful than the M1 Garand rifle. The original Army request was for a weapon that could replace handguns for second-line troops. The initial design was done by David M. Williams and later refined by Winchester Repeating Arms. The M1 carbine was accepted by the U.S. Army on September 30, 1941.

    A variation of the M1 carbine was the M2 carbine, which was identical except that it had a selective fire feature allowing for either semi-automatic or fully-automatic fire and used a 30-round magazine. The M2 carbine had a rate of fire of 650-700 rounds per minute, and was put into service on October 23, 1944.

    From June 1942 to August 1945 over 6,000,000 M1 carbines were produced by nine different manufacturers.

    Caliber: .30
    Muzzle Velocity: 2000 feet per second
    Capacity: 15 or 30-round magazine
    Weight: 6 lbs..
    Length: 35.5 in.
    Effective Range: 150-300 yards

    the difference between the 2 carbines is the m1 carbine is for the Seaborn
    the m1a1 carbine was for the Paras for easy foldable access while they where jumping

    Introduced into service in Autumn of 1942, the M1A1 carbine was a modification of the M1 carbine. The primary modification was the use of a folding metal stock which reduced the length of the weapon by ten inches. Although the stock added a quarter of a pound to the weight of the carbine, the small size was vital for paratroopers and other soldiers who needed a more compact weapon. Approximately 150,000 M1A1 carbines were built during World War II by Inland Manufacturing Division (GMC).

    Caliber: .30
    Muzzle Velocity: 2000 feet per second
    Capacity: 15 or 30-round magazine
    Weight: 6 lbs..
    Length: ? in.
    Effective Range: 150 yards
     
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    The German 88mm Flugabwehrkanone (Flak) anti-aircraft gun went into production in 1932 and was first used in combat in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War.

    Although originally designed as an anti-aircraft weapon, the 88 would go on to serve effectively against armor and infantry as well. One of the most feared weapons on the battlefields of World War II, it was usually referred to simply as an "88."

    Caliber: 88mm
    Muzzle Velocity: 2,690 feet per second
    Weight: 9 tons
    Rate of Fire: 15–20 rounds per minute
    Effective Range: 2000 yards
    Crew: 5–8
    this would do lot of damage
     
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    if people still dont know wot FUBAR means well he it is
    FUBAR is an acronym for "Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition." A more sanitized version of this phrase is "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition."

    The inexperienced Corporal Upham is originally told that FUBAR is a German word. It is only later, during the preparations for the defense of Ramelle, that Private Mellish tells Upham the real meaning of the acronym.

    this gun is so smooth and nice
    Designed by John Garand (1888–1974), the M1 was a semiautomatic rifle that was adopted by the U.S. Army on January 9, 1936. After a redesign to correct a major problem, the Marines began employing the M1 in November of 1940. The "Garand" nickname was not official, and the name was not necessarily used by soldiers during the war.

    The M1 was known as an accurate and reliable weapon, although it did have its drawbacks. One of these problems was the distinctive sound that was made when the last round was fired from a clip and the clip automatically ejected. An enemy hearing this would know that an M1-equipped solider was out of ammunition and in the process of replacing the spent clip.

    Over 4,000,000 M1 rifles were constructed between 1942 and 1945 by Winchester Repeating Arms and Springfield Armory.

    The M1 saw extensive service in World War II and the Korean War, and was officially removed from service in 1957 (replaced by the M14), although it was employed by Allied nations in the Vietnam War.

    Caliber: .30
    Muzzle Velocity: 2800 feet per second
    Capacity: 8-round clip
    Weight: 9.5 lbs..
    Length: 43.6 in.
    Effective Range: 440 yards
     
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    this guy had some really good Talent
    Rank: Private First Class
    Occupational Specialty: Sharpshooter
    Unit: 2nd Ranger Battalion, Company C
    Commanding Officer: Captain John Miller
    A sharpshooter in Charlie Company, Private Jackson was deeply religious, and was fond of quoting passages from the Bible while employing his skills in combat. Jackson was one of the soldiers hand-picked by Captain Miller to search for Private James Ryan.

    Although the Rangers did eventually find Ryan in the town of Ramelle on June 13th, the Rangers were forced to help defend the town from an imminent German attack. Jackson and paratrooper Parker of the 101st Airborne Division assumed a position in a partially destroyed church bell tower. Armed with a .30 caliber machine gun, Jackson and Parker served as lookouts and alerted Miller to the numbers and composition of the approaching Germans. Although effective for a short time, Jackson and Parker's position was soon targeted by the Germans, who blew off what remained of the top of the bell tower, killing both men.

    Press Kit information:
    Barry Pepper recently wrapped production on the film "Enemy of the State," due out this fall, in which he co-stars with Gene Hackman, Will Smith and Jon Voight. His other film credits include "Firestorm," with Scott Glenn and William Forsythe, and a lead role in the Canadian film "Urban Safari," which premiered at Cannes.

    His television credits include such projects as "A Killer Among Friends," starring Patty Duke; "Johnny's Girl," opposite Treat Williams; and the miniseries "Titanic," with George C. Scott, Tim Curry and Peter Gallagher. In Canada, he is best known for his work on the award-winning series "Madison."

    Pepper hails from Canada, but had an unconventional upbringing. From the age of five, he spent three years traveling with his family to places like Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand on a boat which they built themselves. Later moving to Vancouver, Pepper enrolled in acting classes and performed in such plays as "Equus" and "The Taming of the Shrew."
     
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    Aye it's a fine old yarn, a bit heavy on the flag-waving but what the hell. The Rangers deserve their legend.

    The last time I watched it I couldn't help wondering - if such a Private Ryan had ever existed - whether the brass would have really given a damn about his mother. Even with the best will in the world, I doubt they could have afforded to with all that was at stake.
     
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    Great film to watch with the surround system working .. :thumb:
     
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    I love it its a right film
     
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    it's not that special, innit.
    he's good, but that D-day movie (the classic one) beats everything.
     
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    LOL !
    Do you mean "The Longest Day" ?
     
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    nope saving private Ryan got voted best war film of all time so the status say evrything
     
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    Who voted ? The Flat Earth Society ?
    :wink:
     
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    Oh dear God no:sick::nade:Like I've said before; The Beach Landing is up there with anything on film, it's just the rest of the film lets it down:lame:
     
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    i disagree :tong:
     
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    That's what it's all about Beast. Opinion. That is only my opinion. :silly:
     
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    Well its wrong hehehe (only messing)
     
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    Hmm, Saving Private Ryan is an okay movie. It's gotten a lot of compliments from my fellow peers for 'sticking with the facts', but I think there are better, more informative movies, like The Longest Day. :thumb:
     
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    no it was voted in the best war films of all time that saving private ryan is the best war film and the budget was high theres only one film that Steven and tom hanks beat it on and that was Band of Bros
     

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