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Hollywood 1, history 0 (again)

From the Tuesday, March 24, 1999 Minneapolis Star Tribune: Transcribed by:

FYI // Hollywood 1, history 0 (again)

The British are unhappy with Universal Studios' plan for a World War II movie about Americans who captured a piece of Hitler's encryption equipment and were able to break Nazi codes. What's bothering the Brits, explains the BBC, is that the feat was actually accomplished by the British Navy. Charles Baker-Cresswell, whose father commanded the Royal Navy destroyer that captured the machine, called the movie's twisting of history ``typical. . . . We've seen this time and time again.'' Universal says that the movie, with Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi, will not be advertised as fact but as fiction ``based on real events.'' The British Navy's official response is that ``it is unfortunate, but it is not the first time, and I am sure it will not be the last, that Hollywood has distorted history.''

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