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Ritchie Boys, The (Ritchie Boys, Die)

Ritchie Boys, The
Scene from "The Ritchie Boys" (photo © Tangram/H. Stuckmann)

This 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. They were young and the world's most unlikely soldiers - with the greatest motivation to the fight this war: they were Jewish. They called themselves The Ritchie Boys.
Genre Educational, History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2004
Director Christian Bauer
Cinematography Dietrich Mangold
David Kazala
Aaron Davis, John Lang
Producers Christian Bauer, Patricia Phillips
Production Company Tangram International/Munich, in co-production with Alliance Atlantis/Toronto, in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR, MDR, History Television/Toronto, Discovery Wings/Silver Spring
Runtime 93 min
Format color
Dubbed Versions German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hot Docs Toronto 2004, IDA InFACT Los Angeles 2004, Calgary 2004, Leipzig 2004, Bergen 2004, Palm Springs 2005, Jerusalem 2005
Awards Jerusalem Municipality Prize 2005
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MEDIA, Canadian Tax Credit

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