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Ritchie Boys (2006)

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"The Ritchie Boys" is the untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned to Europe as soldiers in US-uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anybody else. In Camp Ritchie, Maryland, they were trained in intelligence and psychological warfare. Not always courageous, but determined, bright, and inventive they fought their own kind of war. They saved lives. They were victors, not victims. -- © Official Site

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This is a film with a story we have not seen before, a story about American troops so unusual it needed a German director to ferret it out.

April 12, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Still witty and eloquent, these cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand.

October 13, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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This documentary, named for a military boot camp in Maryland, tells of a group of Jewish immigrants who fled Germany for the United States in the years of the Nazi buildup.

October 12, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
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The horror of war gets gently upstaged by the wit and wisdom of the vets interviewed in this solid WWII doc.

October 10, 2006 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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A compelling account of German émigrés trained to infiltrate and fight their former countrymen.

May 6, 2006 | Rating: B+
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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No sign of memory loss among these articulate intellectual warriors now in their eighties.

March 25, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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