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Try reading about them. The actions for the most part aside from changed names (which are then noted in the Historical Notes) are accurate for most intents and purposes.

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its not trolling moron, it is fiction and that is fact
1: sharpe the main character wasn't real in europe, the only records of his name and rank and similar situations are a british soldier in america
2: yes the locals may be real places, but fiction can be set in real places and times, the fact sharpe is able to swap between so many theatres, some happening at the same time as another adds to the fiction
3: the depiction of certain characters, the biggest being the prince of orange and the dutch forces at waterloo is utter bollocks, most dutch officers gained experience in the french army, as did allot of older dutch troops, the prince of orange was inexperienced, but not a hated moron (unlike historically the large majority of british officers at waterloo)

sharpe IS fiction set in an historical period, its a good fiction, but to confuse it as historically correct is just plain stupid


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Escape to Victory
The Great Escape (Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet)
Enemy at the Gates
Band of Brothers (TV)
Sharpe (TV)
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The Great Escape (Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet)
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Band of Brothers (TV)
Sharpe (TV)
I mentioned the great escape, post #4 I think.

Also if we are going to dispute fiction or not, we would have to discount every film ever made. There is no such thing as a true story in films. They are all overly embellished.
Black hawk down I will argue as being based on a true story, with possibly fictional characters. Here you go.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_...shu_%281993%29
The first battle for mogadishu. Otherwise referred to as black hawk down.

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Also if we are going to dispute fiction or not
Were not, as only 1 person has said "It is regimental history after all", despite the fact the novels are described as "Sharpe is a series of historical fiction stories by Bernard Cornwell centred on the character of Richard Sharpe"


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I mentioned the great escape, post #4 I think.

Also if we are going to dispute fiction or not, we would have to discount every film ever made. There is no such thing as a true story in films. They are all overly embellished.
Black hawk down I will argue as being based on a true story, with possibly fictional characters. Here you go.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_...shu_%281993%29
The first battle for mogadishu. Otherwise referred to as black hawk down.
Actually, the characters werent fictional. At the end, it gives you a list of names of the people who actually died there. Plus on a history channel episode about seal team 6, the black hawk pilot who was taken prisoner made an appearance. His name is also on the wiki page you provided. Michael Durant.

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Actually, the characters werent fictional. At the end, it gives you a list of names of the people who actually died there. Plus on a history channel episode about seal team 6, the black hawk pilot who was taken prisoner made an appearance. His name is also on the wiki page you provided. Michael Durant.
IMBD also lists several things and names in the film connected to reality

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I meant that it was more or less true, and not a fiction, as it was referred to earlier.

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Oh I'm surprised no one has mentioned these:
Gettysburg
Letters from Iwo Jima (Incredible soundtrack)
Battle for Britain
We Were Soldiers
Saints and Soldiers

The ones people have said:
Zulu
Troy (mainly for the cgi and soundtrack)
Wartaloo


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full metal jacket
black hawk down
braveheart
saving private Ryan


or Small Soldiers



I don't watch a lot of war films, mostly horror

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Favourite war film you say...

Fictional war film ill say: Black Hawk Down
This is not fiction... It is actually as close to what happened as could be put on film. The author has been noted by military historians as the leading expert as to what happened over there.

Black Hawk Down
Band of Brothers
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