Before you watch the movie it would do you good to familarize yourself with the History of this little known War, often called “The Dutch Vietnam”:
As an amateur military historian and writer, I really enjoyed the authentic “feel” of this movie.
Was it over the top in parts? Sure, but all great war movies are in one way or another.
Early Cold War Conflicts like this that show the basic tenets of Asymmetrical Warfare are really important for the armed citizen to study.
The author of this essay, Karl Dahl, also has a book out titled Faction that I think should be required reading for all my fellow brothers in arms.
I am a sucker for historical movies, in particular anything from the dark to medieval age. I was watching Outlaw King about Scotland’s Robert the Bruce and noticed quite a few War Hammers being used.
Cold Steel offers a nice practical and affordable re-creation of a 14th Century War Hammer.
A good TOOL to have at your front door along with your umbrella for a rainy day.
Netlfix just released a movie titled The Forgotten Battle which is partly about Operation Market Garden and The Battle of the Schedlt.
The bastards didn’t count on all of us taking all this hard earned knowledge and turning the tables like we did at The Battle of Athens in 1946.
That day has come again.