History Headscratchers / KellysHeroes

1st May '17 6:08:11 AM darrenr
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* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.

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* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.from.
** Well, this is happening at a point in the war where the death camps hadn't been liberated and the true horrors of the Holocaust hadn't yet been revealed so it's likely that they are assuming that it's simply been stolen from banks and treasuries in Occupied Europe (which it may have been, of course). That's still ''bad'', but it's not as morally repugnant.
27th Apr '17 6:51:44 PM Madrugada
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* ''The bars are nonstandard bars'', weighing either 20 or 24 troy ounces (depending on whether there are 12 (for 20 oz bars) or 10 (for 24 oz bars) in each box), rather than the "Good Delivery" standard bar or "kilobar", weighing 1 kilogram.

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* ''The bars are nonstandard bars'', weighing either 20 or 24 troy ounces (depending on whether there are 12 (for 20 oz bars) or 10 (for 24 oz bars) in each box), rather than the "Good Delivery" standard bar or a "kilobar", weighing 1 kilogram.kilogram (32-and-a-fraction ounces).
27th Apr '17 6:46:50 PM Madrugada
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* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.

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* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.



* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.

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* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.Allies.

* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.
27th Apr '17 6:45:12 PM Madrugada
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** This means each bar is worth $1,140 or near-enough for this purpose.
13th Dec '16 8:30:24 AM Doug86
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* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in WorldWar2. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.

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* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.
10th Nov '16 12:11:45 PM SmoCro
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** Also conscription into the Waffen-SS (a different animal from the regular SS) had started in 1943. So there is a good chance you have a veteran sergeant (who might even have been seconded from the Army early on, as a few cadres were) sitting there with a 4 youngsters. Not exactly stormtrooper materiel.
15th Jun '16 5:33:58 PM gman992
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* What's scary is the none of Kelly's Heroes question where or who the gold REALLY came from.
2nd Jun '16 9:27:29 AM mavacca
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* Maybe both of these. The SS, like any group, was composed of individuals. They can't ''all'' have been rabid fanatics. And even if they were, this is a fictional movie, and the SS guys we see in the movie are equally fictional, therefore their opinion of Hitler etc. is subject to the whim of the writers. Judging by the Tiger commander's conversation with the SS lieutenant, it seems obvious he's got a fairly cynical and pragmatic world outlook (the dialogue is untranslated but the commander's overall tone and attitude are one of extreme indifference bordering on dry bemusement). Finally, the film is set towards the end of the war when Germans, apart from the most fanatical Nazis, had realized that the struggle had been lost. Heck, according to some accounts, '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepp_Dietrich even the commander of Hitler's personal bodyguard]]''' had just suggested to his superior commander to negotiate peace with the Allies.

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* Maybe both of these. The SS, like any group, was composed of individuals. They can't ''all'' have been rabid fanatics. And even if they were, this is a fictional movie, and the SS guys we see in the movie are equally fictional, therefore their opinion of Hitler etc. is subject to the whim of the writers. Judging by the Tiger commander's conversation with the SS lieutenant, it seems obvious he's got a fairly cynical and pragmatic world outlook (the dialogue is untranslated but the commander's overall tone and attitude are one of extreme indifference bordering on dry bemusement). Finally, the film is set towards the end of the war when most Germans, apart from the most fanatical even if they were Nazis, had realized that the struggle had been lost. Heck, according to some accounts, '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepp_Dietrich even the commander of Hitler's personal bodyguard]]''' had just suggested to his superior commander to negotiate peace with the Allies.
2nd Jun '16 9:26:19 AM mavacca
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* The SS, like any group, was composed of individuals. They can't ''all'' have been rabid fanatics. And even if they were, this is a fictional movie, and the SS guys we see in the movie are equally fictional, therefore their opinion of Hitler etc. is subject to the whim of the writers. Judging by the Tiger commander's conversation with the SS lieutenant, it seems obvious he's got a fairly cynical and pragmatic world outlook (the dialogue is untranslated but the commander's overall tone and attitude are one of extreme indifference bordering on dry bemusement).
* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in WorldWar2. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.

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* Maybe both of these. The SS, like any group, was composed of individuals. They can't ''all'' have been rabid fanatics. And even if they were, this is a fictional movie, and the SS guys we see in the movie are equally fictional, therefore their opinion of Hitler etc. is subject to the whim of the writers. Judging by the Tiger commander's conversation with the SS lieutenant, it seems obvious he's got a fairly cynical and pragmatic world outlook (the dialogue is untranslated but the commander's overall tone and attitude are one of extreme indifference bordering on dry bemusement).
bemusement). Finally, the film is set towards the end of the war when Germans, apart from the most fanatical Nazis, had realized that the struggle had been lost. Heck, according to some accounts, '''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepp_Dietrich even the commander of Hitler's personal bodyguard]]''' had just suggested to his superior commander to negotiate peace with the Allies.
* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in WorldWar2. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.
5th Mar '15 5:00:38 PM h27kim
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* What would happen to the German tankmen if they get caught, whether by Allies or Germans? They deserted from the German military—and deserting from the SS is bound to be treated harshly if they are taken by Germans--we know that suspected deserters were hanged without trial late in WorldWar2. Since they are wearing US tankmen's uniforms they traded for from Oddball's crew, they can be shot as spies if they are caught by Allies.
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