Category Archive: Battlefield Europe – WW2

Fallschirmjager – Crete 1941

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Vassili Zaitsev, Soviet sniper ace

 

Saving Private Ryan – Sgt Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore)

Having served previously with the Rangers in North Africa, and Italy alongside Capt. Miller, Technical Sergeant Mike Horvath (Tom Sizemore) was a member of Company C, 2nd Ranger Battalion, on June 6th, 1944. Although Miller relied heavily… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan – Pfc Reibens (Edward Burns)

Dragon/CyberHobby’s US Ranger BAR Gunner – Richie – certainly makes for a remarkable realisation of the outspoken Private Richard Reiben (Edward Burns) in Steven Speilberg’s war movie, Saving Private Ryan. I felt a… Continue reading

Saving the Saving Private Ryan Project

The sarge has joined the squad! Capt. John H. Miller (Tom Hanks) Pfc James Ryan (Matt Damon) Pfc Adriano Carparzo (Vin Diesel) Sergeant Horvath (Tom Sizemore) Pfc Reiben (Edward Burns) Pfc Jackson (Barry… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan – Cpt John H. Miller (Tom Hanks)

Saving Private Ryan – Pfc James Ryan (Matt Damon)

The 1998 award-winning movie “Saving Private Ryan“, tells the story of finding and retrieving one man: Private James Ryan. Director Steven Spielberg’s film follows a group of American soldiers led by Captain Miller (Tom Hanks)… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan: Pfc Adrian Caparzo (Vin Diesel)

The 1998 war movie Saving Private Ryan by American screenwriter Robert Rodat, is very loosely based on the real-life case of Sgt. Frederick Niland; who was sent back to New York to complete… Continue reading

Beware the Wolves!

The Summer of 1944 saw a vicious war fought in Normandy, a peaceful land of rich green pastures and orchards; of castles, cathedrals, villages and medieval towns. In 1944, Normandy with its picturesque landscape… Continue reading

Fallschirmjager, Italy, 1944