[The Allied battleships begin firing at the Normandy coastline.]
Ocker: Pluskat! Pluskat, do you hear me? What's the matter with you? Pluskat, what's going on there?!
Pluskat: Are you deaf? Can't you - Dammit, can't you hear for yourself? - Yes, we're under fire! Yeah - under fire!! Those five thousand ships the Allies can't possibly have, as you say - they've got them! Yeah, they've got them!
Despite his portrayal as an American soldier in various movies, John Wayne actually never got to serve in the Armed Forces. Although he tried to enlist during WW2, he was not accepted due to his age (34 at that time), an old football injury, and his status as a family father. See more...
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The entry you are changing the wording of is:
|Title||The Longest Day|
|Original entry||In the movie, the paratrooper who was dangling from the cathedral tower in Ste. Mere Eglise ended up surviving the attack. Unfortunately, the real paratrooper who landed on the cathedral tower was caught by the Germans and was killed on top of the tower. [Wrong. Red Buttons plays Private John Steele, and what you see is almost exactly what happened. Steele was a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne and he DID end up dangling from the roof of St Mere Egliese cathedral when his parachute got hung up on the spire. He played dead for fourteen hours despite being shot in the foot and deafened by the cathedral bells - and both events are correctly depicted in the film. He survived his ordeal and was taken prisoner immediately afterwards rather than being reunited with his unit as the film shows. He escaped three days later, and survived the war.]|