Originally Posted by rogthedodge
But overall yes they should be accurate and as far as possible complete - compare the Longest Day Private Ryan - the first is accurate complete, the second realistic but very slanted and limited.
My objection to SPR is its complete ignoring of the 'other allies' - you could argue that's down to the chosen subject but to ignore the majority of the effort on D-Day (3/5 beaches) strikes me as slanted.
The film completely ignores the fact that Montgomery was in overall charge of all landing forces until D+90. Many younger viewers will now swear blind that Monty was just in charge of the Brits and they all sat around drinking tea while the yanks did all the fighting! Whereas the truth is some what different.
Fair points but equally where's the need to include the 'over-rated' comment?
You claim we shouldn't take it seriously because it's fiction - isn't that the whole point of this thread ?