10 Most Truly Inaccurate War Films To Hit The Big Screen!

 
 

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When sitting down to watch war movies, most audiences expect that the accounts are as true to what actually happened as possible, especially since they are based on a real, historical event.

However, many of the war portrayals aren’t as accurate as you’d expect.

Movie directors have to cut out pieces of story as well as embellish what really happened to make it more exciting or enticing for audiences.

Here are some of those movies which haven’t portrayed the events of war as accurately as they could have.

1. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

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Set at the Eastern Front line during World War Two, Enemy at the Gates focuses on telling the story of Vasily Zaytsev, a famous Soviet sniper who fought at the Battle of Stalingrad.

Its most inaccurate scenes include showing the Red Army soldiers heading into battle with just one weapon between two men.

While records show the Red Army suffered with a lack of arms, there is no evidence to suggest that any soldier was sent into combat without a weapon.

The movie also suggests that due to Vasily’s actions he actually single-handedly changed the course of the battle. However over a million men fought for both the Nazis and the Red Army.

Then the key scene when Vasily engages in a direct one-on-one sniper fight with his Nazi rival may not have even occurred.

Vasily claimed in his memoirs that the fight happened, but no other records or reports of the fight exist.

Vasily claimed in his memoirs that the fight happened, but no other records or reports of the fight exist.

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