‘Bring Up The PIAT!’ the iconic line from the classic 1977 war movie ‘A Bridge Too Far’ heralds the beginning of a really interesting scene. One in which the PIAT (Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank) takes on a German Panther. In this video we break down the iconic scene and explore just how realistic it was.
We’ll also take a look at the PIAT’s first screen appearance in ‘Theirs Is The Glory’ (1946) – a unique film that like ‘A Bridge Too Far’ also tells the story of Operation Market Garden.
0:00 – Intro
0:43 – Bring Up The PIAT!
01:10 – That’s the wrong bloody tank
01:35 – A Bridge Too Far
04:18 – Theirs is the Glory
05:05 – The PIAT’s movie debut
05:25 – Dixon bags a Panther
05:39 – Conclusion
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