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Ritchie Boys, The

95' (ENG, GER)
:::Oscar shortlisted::: They had escaped the Nazis. But they returned in American Uniforms: To fight their own kind of war.

They had escaped the Nazis and returned in American Uniforms. This is the story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned to Europe as soldiers in US-uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anybody else. In Camp Ritchie, Maryland, they were trained in intelligence and psychological warfare. Not always courageous, but determined, bright, and inventive they fought their own kind of war. They saved lives. They were victors, not victims.

This is the untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned to Europe as soldiers in US-uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anybody else. In Camp Ritchie, Maryland, they were trained in intelligence and psychological warfare. Not always courageous, but determined, bright, and inventive they fought their own kind of war. They saved lives. They were victors, not victims.

Original Title: Ritchie Boys, Die
Year: 2004
Length: 95' (ENG, GER)
Resolution: SD
Film by: Christian Bauer
Produced by: Tangram Christian Bauer Filmproduktion, Camp Ritchie Productions

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