- World War II historian John Curatola rates eight battle scenes in movies and television for realism.
- Curatola analyzes battle tactics depicted in “Saving Private Ryan” and “Dunkirk.”
- He also discusses the weaponry shown in “Band of Brothers” and “Patton.”
World War II historian John Curatola rates eight battle scenes in movies and television for realism.
He discusses the accuracy of World War II battle scenes from “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), starring Tom Hanks; “Dunkirk” (2017), featuring Tom Hardy; and “Band of Brothers” S1E3 (2001), with Damian Lewis. He also comments on the weaponry used in “Fury” (2014), with Brad Pitt; “Patton” (1970); and “Enemy at the Gates” (2001). Curatola analyzes the tactics displayed in “The Forgotten Battle” (2020) and “Defiance” (2008), starring Daniel Craig.
John Curatola is the resident historian at The National WWII Museum and a retired Marine Corps officer. He is also an author and a former history professor at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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