Is Saving Private Ryan Based on a True Story?

Saving Private Ryan is one of the greatest war films ever made.

Steven Spielberg’s uncompromising depiction of a brave mission during the climax of World War II is renowned for its gripping first sequence, which depicts the grizzly storming of Omaha Beach by Allied forces.

While detractors would argue the film never tops its standout opening, the larger story poses fascinating questions on the value of individual life within a conflict that claims countless.

It’s a nuanced take on heroism and patriotism from the generally sentimental Spielberg.

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