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Release Date: July 25th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2007

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
They may have been run out of Germany, but a group of Jews eventually got their revenge, courtesy of the U.S. military. Indeed, these men became the perfect weapon for Uncle Sam against Hitler, and now many of them reunite to share tales of boot camp, returning to their former homeland turned enemy territory, D-Day and more. While their knowledge of the German landscape and people made them invaluable assets, it's clear that for them that the war was never anything less than personal.

Director: Christian Bauer

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Engaging, Inspiring, Amusing, Revenge, Soldier, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Any thinking person – no matter what political stripe or moral belief – needs to see this important film then try to apply its valuable lessons to today's, still, unstable planet. show more

  • A fascinating documentary with a high entertainment quotient thanks to the fact that the film's surviving subjects prove to be some of the most articulate, not to mention wittiest, octogenarians around. show more

  • Still witty and eloquent, these cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand. show more

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