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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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Critic Reviews for Ritchie Boys

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

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.

Full Review… | April 12, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
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
New York Times
Top Critic

The horror of war gets gently upstaged by the wit and wisdom of the vets interviewed in this solid WWII doc.

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

May 6, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

No sign of memory loss among these articulate intellectual warriors now in their eighties.

Full Review… | March 25, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Ritchie Boys

"The Ritchie Boys" is a little know compelling story of courage, cunning with brief flashes of humor and pathos. Trained in Camp Ritchie in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland, a group of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany were able to serve our country in a unique and fascinating way. Excellent editing of new and historic footage, coupled with extraordinary storytelling by the Ritchie Boys themselves are the hallmarks of this important documentary which should take its place among the important cinematic records of the Holocaust.

Jerry Kane
Jerry Kane

If your a historian of WW2, you must see this documentary. A fascinating side of the war that I never knew about.

John Cockrell
John Cockrell

A powerful and fascinating documentary, it tends to be a little slow moving, but the archive footage is outstanding. Moving and very well made.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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