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seneffe18 Nov 2018 2:22 p.m. PST

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Interesting training aid.

Someone once told me- but I can't remember on what authority- that the actors were serving US Army officers. The Bn Commander would have made an excellent baddie in the original Star Trek.

Apache 618 Nov 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

Thanks! I remember seeing that at back around 1988 or so.

vicmagpa118 Nov 2018 8:34 p.m. PST

nice video. Never saw it but great performance.

UshCha18 Nov 2018 9:09 p.m. PST


Patrick R19 Nov 2018 1:34 a.m. PST

These two videos are worth checking out :

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Kropotkin30319 Nov 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

Matsimus is good for material Patrick. Will have to watch your links later on. Thanks.

Seneffe I had seen that one before but it is good. Grand Moff Tarkin anyone. Thanks

mghFond20 Nov 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

One of those Soviet officers listening to the briefing is definitely a US actor – he is Johnny Crawford who played Mark the son of Chuck Conner's Rifleman main char in 1960s TV series.

Legion 421 Nov 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

Wow ! evil grin

Joe Legan21 Nov 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Very good


RudyNelson21 Nov 2018 8:35 p.m. PST

When I was the S4 of a MI battalion, the OPFOR were attached to us. They had more field duty per year than any other unit in the division.

We had a complete collection of all of the Soviet tactics and equipment books.

And yes, I have some in my collection after I left.

Legion 422 Nov 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

I had a bunch of Russkie tactic and equipment books/manuals … Only have a few left. Don't know where some of them went … frown

seneffe23 Nov 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

Glad you like it folks. mghFond- definitely not disagreeing with you as I'm no US TV expert but I wonder if Johnny Crawford might have been a bit old to appear as one of the junior officers in the film- he would have been 40ish at the time it was made.
I do quite like the idea that it might have been members of the Ft Leavenworth amateur dramatic society or similar taking the roles, but completely acknowledge it might have been resting professional actors…..

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