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Saving Private Ryan FAKE? The Real Story

July 31, 2014 joedemadio 0 Comments

In the video above I explain to you what is fake about the movie. Saving Private Ryan is an epic war movie set during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th 1944.

The story is based on the four Niland brothers who where all soldiers of the U.S. Army during World War 2. The mother of four sons received three telegrams short after each other with each letter saying that one of her sons died. The remaining brother named Fritz Niland, would be sent home because of this. After the war they found out that one other brother who was stated as MIA but presumed dead, was alive in a Japenese POW camp.

Skip Muck, known from the Band of Brothers story was friends with Fritz Niland. They were both members of the 101st Airborne and Steven Spielberg found out of the story after doing interviews with members of Easy Company, 506th PIR.

Hope you enjoy the video.

 

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