7 Must read behind the scenes stories from Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is an iconic movie directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1998. The movie depicts the events during the invasion of Normandy during the World War II and it is known for its opening sequence depicting the D-Day at the Omaha beach on June 6, 1944, a sequence that lasts for 27 minutes. The movie grossed $481 million worldwide and won Spielberg his second Oscar for Best Director. Here are 7 must read facts about the behind the scenes action of the movie.
1 Unfortunate soldiers
In this scene, two soldiers who come out with their hands in the air and shouting something are shot down by the US soldiers. The soldiers were wearing the Nazi uniform and were thought to be part of the Nazi German army, but in fact they were Czech soldiers who were recruited by Germany when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. The soldiers were shouting “Don’t shoot. Don’t kill us. We are not German, we are Czech” in Czech language.