R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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During the D-Day beach assault, German machine-gunners are shown firing continuous long bursts from their MG42's. In reality, MG crews were trained to fire in shorter bursts, in order to avoid overheating the barrels of their guns. However in the heat of battle and when confronted with such a large quantity of troops they could of being firing out of instinct. However, had they done this, they would have melted the barrels of their weapons and been unable to fire.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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