3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A long overdue collection of classic episodes from Season 1. The comic genius of Phil Sivers' Sgt Bilko character, supported by his sidekicks Henshaw, Barbella, Paparelli, Fender, Dobermann etc, along with the harassed Colonel Hall. Fifty Five years of passing has not diminished in any way, the humour and brilliance provided by the boys of the Motor Pool at Fort Baxter. Fantastic...roll on a Season 2 collection.
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Whilst the brave exploits of Vasily Zaitsev have been well documented, there is no evidence whatsoever of the existence of his alleged rival, a Heinze Thorwald.Sixth Army records have not revealed such an individual. It would appear that the character has been a propaganda creation, not unusual during the maelstrom of the Battle of Stalingrad.
Zaitsev himself was taught by another sniper, Alexander Kalentiev, and in due course Zaitsev would become the first of the Stalingrad 'Sniper School' to be credited with 100 kills.Furthermore, Zaitsev is credited with the famous slogan 'There is no land for us beyond the Volga'. This is a variation on Stalin's infamous Order 227 - 'No Step… Read more