This week we discuss the only Hollywood depiction of the 1983 US Invasion of Grenada – ‘Heartbreak Ridge’. Directed, produced and staring Clint Eastwood Heartbreak Ridge follows a US Marine Corps Recon Platoon as they are whipped into shape and thrown into battle. Written by written by James Carabatsos who also wrote Hamburger Hill the film’s young cast includes Mario Van Peebles, Vincent Irizarry, Peter Koch, Tom Villard, Ramon Franco and Boyd Gaines alongside Everett McGill, Arlen Dean Snyder and Marsha Mason.
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.