TBH they show the initial Beach Landing of SPR as representative of the Second World War combat. Its an extraordinary action being shown as the norm - total nonsense in that regard. How many opposed landing were made in the PTO? The norm is relative to the theater of war you are talking about. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brian, I have watched the back and forth discussion between you Gerard. I have always thought more of you where overly-nationalistic fervor is concerned. My respect for your war-time and post war endurance is still present, but I guess I expected more out of you when you were asked to support with examples your statements about authors and the like. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I agree that most war-related moves are crap. Where I don't agree is that they are made intentionly to denigrate the efforts of the British combatant, but rather to they were made to sell to a US audience. Whether we like it or not, movies made in the US are made to make money and the producers, who are ultimately beholding to the shareholders, end up making a movie that they think will appeal to the largest common demominator. Ultimately, that group is the US audience, for better or (quite often) worse. I am quite certain that the Germans and Japanese grow weary of watching ineptness of their soldiers and endemic charactures protrayed on the screens. I do not know how these men are portrayed in British films, I have seen very few British war films that show enemy soldiers. The main one that comes to mind is The Bridge on River Kwai and it is hardly a sterling example of adherance to the actions of the actual event. In the end, I do think that the vast majority of the respected members here do not get their information regarding the war from a movie or the TV. That would be like watching the old TV show I Love Lucy to see how US family life was in the 1950s.