I watched this the other day for the first time since I was a bairn and thought it was really good. This is my favourite kind of war based film. It is based on actual events with only a limited artisic license. The true war stories are fascinating enough without the crap Hollywood adds to them these days. It has a level of reality many war film makers find hard to stick to present all the way through. No superhuman strength/avoidance of bullets/death defying acrobatics. A great real story well told. The only negative aspect as far as I was concerned was that the American/English lead actors made no effort to mask their accents, while the German characters have the mandatory "vee haff vays of making you tok" speech with them. So if you've not seen it in years, I'd recommend checking it out.