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Valkyrie: Riding Roughshod Over History?
Luke Turner , January 23rd, 2009 05:31

We've come to expect Hollywood to rewrite history, says Luke Turner. But in the case of Von Stauffenberg, the mono-armed, cycloptic plotter who tried to blow up Hitler, is there even space to do this?


The Hunt for Red October
Scene of Battle: Undersea from the USSR to the US Eastern Seaboard.

Behind Enemy Lines: Sean Connery, Scottish as ever, portrays a Soviet submarine captain attempting to defect to the United States. The Soviet's want to blow him up for betraying them and the Americans think he is a rogue agent about to strike. Only Jack Ryan knows the score.

Trivia: Harrison Ford replaced Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan in the later Tom Clancy adaptation Patriot Games.