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Brian W
Atlanta GA USA
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The Liberator
11/19/2020 12:35:59 AM
The Liberator is an American adult animated war drama miniseries created and written by Jeb Stuart. It is based on the book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey by Alex Kershaw. Directed by Greg Jonkajtys, the miniseries was released on November 11, 2020 on Netflix.

Alex Kershaw knows his stuff. I've read several books by him including this one. It leaves out a lot, but again, it's free on Netflix and new. True (based) story on Felix Sparks. Watch it if you can.

It's "aminatized" because to actually film it would've been cost prohibitive. In other words, it would've never been created otherwise. It wasn't an artistic choice, it was a production choice by the creators because they wanted to create the movie. As most viewers say, you eventually get used to it.

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Lightning
Glasgow  UK
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The Liberator
11/19/2020 10:16:52 AM
Thanks Brian, I'll check it out. I have seen the trailer on Netflix but the animation had kinda put me off a wee bit. I'll give it a go, however.

Cheers,

Colin
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Wazza
Sydney  Australia
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The Liberator
11/19/2020 3:16:27 PM
I watched the whole series and quite enjoyed it.
It has copped a fair bit of negative comments on various forums due to the animation but I found it refreshing.
It also made me do some further study into the Thunderbirds to satisfy my history curiosity.
Regards.
17thfabn
Ohio OH USA
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The Liberator
12/4/2020 12:23:26 PM
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Thanks Brian, I'll check it out. I have seen the trailer on Netflix but the animation had kinda put me off a wee bit. I'll give it a go, however.

Cheers,

Colin


The animation took a little getting used to.

I liked the series. Was a quick watch.

With the use of animation it does open up the possibility of more big World War II action movies that are hard to do because of cost. I think they can do the same with CGI. We may not like it but that is where we are at.

It reminded me of a cross between the old 60's comic books like Sergeant Fury and the old 40's and 50's war movies with the unit that had the cowboy, the Mexican and the Native Americans in the same unit. With the 45th Division that really happened, since they were originally a National Guard Division out of the South West.

Probably many of you know this. What was the 45th Infantry Divisions original shoulder patch? No fair using Google-fu.




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Brian W
Atlanta GA USA
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The Liberator
12/17/2020 7:04:15 PM
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Probably many of you know this. What was the 45th Infantry Divisions original shoulder patch? No fair using Google-fu.

Oh, very interesting. I had to google it. But I won't spoil it for others.
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DT509er
Santa Rosa CA USA
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The Liberator
12/17/2020 10:26:34 PM
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Probably many of you know this. What was the 45th Infantry Divisions original shoulder patch? No fair using Google-fu.


I know this one, a swastika! It was yellow on a red background. The emblem used was from the central-southwest origin of Indians which represented good luck.
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17thfabn
Ohio OH USA
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The Liberator
12/20/2020 9:52:32 PM
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Probably many of you know this. What was the 45th Infantry Divisions original shoulder patch? No fair using Google-fu.


I know this one, a swastika! It was yellow on a red background. The emblem used was from the central-southwest origin of Indians which represented good luck.



You've got it!

http://45thdivisionmuseum.com/index.php/history/from-swastika-to-thunderbird/

It would have been interesting if they had kept it throughout the war. Imagine the head scratching it would have caused.
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