Hello good people of the forum!
So I’ve been trying to remember the name of a WW2 movie I saw when I was younger, I’ve done quite a bit of internet searching and tried many of the usual tactics but this is the first time I’m asking a forum…
Here’s everything I can remember about it well enough to describe.
Set during the Second World War, in winter – lots of white snowy scenes.
The movie follows a small isolated group of American soldiers, they end up in an uneasy truce with a small group of nearby German soldiers…
I recall a scene where the Germans show good intentions when they throw over one of those potato masher style grenades the Germans used, except it was a joke grenade made from a stick with a ball of snow stuck on it.
I can’t remember the exact circumstances but I think the film ends with the last few surviving Americans escaping down a mountain pass disguised as Red Cross/Medical personnel by using blood to paint the Red Cross on their uniforms, and I think also a white sheet…. I’m not sure but I think two are carrying their dead or dying comrade….
I have no idea when this film was made or even how old I was when I saw it, but I can tell you I watched it in a house I stopped living in in 2003 and it was filmed in colour (probably)
I appreciate I’m not giving much to go on, but If this fires your synapses throw me a reply.
Many thanks in advance.
Quotes from the above Wikipedia page:
“The Germans, clearly more skilled and experienced than the young GIs, soon leave calling cards, start a snowball fight one evening and offer a Christmas truce.”
“The squad is soon forced to flee as the Germans attack the area in strength. Carrying Mundy’s corpse, the men disguise themselves as medics and escape back to American lines.”
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