Shermans were used into the 1970s by Israel, that's why there are still many available for filming purposes. One of the reasons The Big Red One was filmed in Israel was because of the availability of Shermans for filming...even if they made them into German tanks. :( ;)
Unfortunately, most of the German tanks didn't survive the war although Panthers were used after the war in France (which had 50 Panthers until 1950 according to Wikipedia), Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania, to name a few places.
I guess the lack of surviving German armor falls into the "victor gets to write history" category.
Lol, I come back to this forum after a few months and this is what greets me: Saving Private Ryan bashing. Its like old times ;)
If you really want a war movie with terrible, horrible, mistakes that can put you off, watch Battle of the Bulge. It is far worse than SPR.
Lt. Rothwell;4487888...If you really want a war movie with terrible, horrible, mistakes that can put you off, watch Battle of the Bulge. It is far worse than SPR.
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Switching to a mini series for a sec. I never really noticed any goof ups in Band of Brothers. I think they did a better job on it then they did on Saving Private Ryan.. a far better job.
aka Killed in First Minute
21st October 2005
There is not a movie made without tons of continuity and camera/crew mistakes. Since you can find them in every movie, some people make it a sort of a game to spot them. Technical/historical mistakes interest me slightly more, which is still not very much.