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Episode 534

Cross of Iron
Sat, 2018-Oct-20 00:50 UTC
Length - 2:03

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Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.

The random article for Saturday, 20 October 2018 is Cross of Iron.

Cross of Iron (German: Steiner – Das Eiserne Kreuz, lit. "Steiner – The Iron Cross") is a 1977 war film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. Set on the Eastern Front in World War II during the Soviets' Caucasus operations against the German Kuban bridgehead on the Taman Peninsula in late 1943, the film focuses on the class conflict between a newly arrived, aristocratic Prussian officer who covets winning the Iron Cross and a cynical, battle-hardened infantry NCO.

An international co-production between British and West German financiers, Cross of Iron is based on the 1956 novel The Willing Flesh by Willi Heinrich, a fictional work that may be loosely based on the true story of Johann Schwerdfeger. Exteriors were shot on location in Yugoslavia. The film is notable for using a significant number of authentic tanks and equipment.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:50 UTC on Saturday, 20 October 2018.

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