In 1942, an elite group of over six hundred Canadian soldiers were trained to create a lethal battalion that would, along with their American counterparts, parachute behind German lines and... See full summary »
Kelly J. Altenhofen,
Dr. Anansa Linderby (Beverly Johnson) is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
During World War II, a special fighting unit is formed that combines a crack Canadian Army unit and a conglomeration of U.S. Army misfits who had previously served time in military jails. After an initial period of conflict between the two groups, their enmity turns to respect and friendship, and the unit is sent Italy to attempt a dangerous mission that has heretofore been considered impossible to carry out.Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Devil's Brigade actually existed; its formal military designation was the First Special Service Force (FSSF), and alternatively known as the 'Black Devils.' It was indeed a joint American-Canadian unit, was comprised of three regiments of two battalions each, and was envisioned for difficult, cold-weather, mountain-warfare missions. The members were known as 'Forcemen.' Initially earmarked for Northern Europe, the FSSF was first sent to the Pacific, and then to the Italian campaign, before finishing its service in Southern France in 1944. During World War II, the brigade suffered casualty rates of 39%. Upon disbandment in 1944, each nations' Forcemen was incorporated into their national armies. Veterans of the Devil's Brigade have been meeting each year, since 1945, in Montana, at the former training facility depicted in the movie, although in the movie, filming took place in Utah, as a stand in for Montana. See more »
As the Canadian contingent marches in to the Fort is is apparent that many of the kilted Soldiers are not wearing Sporrans, the leather "purse" worn with the kilt.
Only about one out of every 6 or 7 is wearing one. They should all be wearing them. See more »
Major Cliff Bricker:
[Discovers the dead rattlesnake]
Now, why in the hell did you have to shoot him?
You see, sir, we didn't feel like waiting around for him to starve to death.
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The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced. See more »
The TV version of the film plays with subtitles for the Germans; the video version dosen't include subtitles. See more »
Not bad for an older movie. The 60's is full of WW2 movie, and the Devil's Brigade is better than most. Fast paced, interesting, and the strong ending gives this film 7 stars. I wonder how much of this film is actually based on the true story. The movie appears realistic.
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