'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.
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Scenes from these films have been used under the fair use allowance, under Section 107 of the US Copyright Act 1976 & Section 29 of the UK CDPA 1988.
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