The Real Inglorious Bastards

Hans Wijnberg and Fred Mayer were among the ex-pats who left the safety of America to risk their lives in covert missions run by the U.S. government's newly formed Office of Strategic Services. The most successful of these intelligence-gathering actions was Operation Greenup. On a perilous winter night high above the Austrian Alps, two Jewish soldiers embarked on what seemed like a suicide mission: fly under enemy radar, parachute onto a glacier, infiltrate a Nazi stronghold and then relay information back to the Allies. Their only guide was a German deserter and POW, former Wehrmacht officer Franz Weber who opposed the Nazis and knew his way around the alpine region. The actions of these unlikely brothers-in-arms helped advance the course of the war, disrupting a vital German-Italian supply route, and bringing about the surrender of Innsbruck, a strategic transportation hub targeted by the Allies. The intrepid trio vividly recalls the hair-raising adventure, their firsthand account further dramatized by highly effective reenactments and animation, archival footage and historian commentary.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3320110/

Year:
2012
Length:
52 minutes
Country:
Director:
Min Sook Lee
Poster for The Real Inglorious Bastards

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 18º Festival de Cinema Judaico de Sao Paulo - 2014
  3. 19th Annual East Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  5. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  7. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2014

3 Responses

  1. Barbara Ackerman says:

    I’m curious to know if there was a personal connection with the filmmaker and the story. Freddie Mayer is my cousin, and I have a special interest because of this. Thank you.

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