The Ritchie Boys (2006)

The Ritchie Boys
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael Hanrahan Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Christian Bauer Director n/a 2 2000001
Donna Zuckerbrot Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dagmar Biller Producer n/a 3 3000002
Christian Bauer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dietrich Mangold Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Dave Kazala Editor n/a 172 7000001
Aaron Davis Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Lang Music n/a 120781 8000002
The Ritchie Boys were a secret unit of the US Army during the Second World War. The unit consisted mostly of young Germans, some of them of Jews, that had found a new homeland in America after their flight from the Nazis. The unit got its name from where they did their training, Camp Ritchie, Maryland. On D-Day, the Ritchie Boys' Unit delivered information important to the allied troops. They interrogated German prisoners and defectors, gathered information on troop strength, movements and the morale. The Ritchie Boys sketched leaflets that were dropped behind enemy lines, they even went into the heat of battle with a loudspeker, demanding the Germans' surrender. They were also on hand for the liberation of some of the camps, serving as translators and interpreters. also in the opening of the concentration camps at the same time - and as experts and interpreter at the nuremberg residents processes.