Oddballs: The Shermans of ‘Kelly’s Heroes’

United States of America (1970) Semi-Fictional Prop Tank In June of 1970, the hybrid war/heist-film comedy-drama Kelly’s Heroes was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). It was a collaboration between American and Yugoslavian production companies. Most of the film was shot on location in Yugoslavia and Croatia (Croatia being a republic within Yugoslavia in the 1970s). The…

Yugoslav ‘Panzer III’ Film Prop

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1980s) Movie Prop Tank – 1 Tank Modified For The Role Movies and TV series that represented the fight against the Axis powers during the Second World War were very popular in Yugoslavia. For filming these, a large variety of supporting props, such as weapons, uniforms, and other equipment were…

‘Tiger’ Film Props in Bitka na Neretvi

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1960s) Movie Prop Tank – 3 To 4 Tanks Modified For The Role Movies that represented the fight against the Axis powers during the Second World War were very popular in the communist parts of Europe, such as Yugoslavia. The Germans, not surprisingly, were always portrayed as the bad guys,…