16:36 11 November 2013
Brad Pitt’s war film Fury unleashed some emotion worthy of its title when its producers ignored emotional pleas and pushed through in filming Nazi battle scenes on the day when England honours its war dead.
US film director David Ayer unleashed a volley of explosions and gunfire at 4am in an English village with extras dressed as Nazi soldiers on Remembrance Sunday.
One Brit who was hired to play an extra in the movie said: “It’s not as if he didn’t know that for many of us ¬Remembrance Sunday is the most important day of the year.
“Instead of toasting our ¬forebears whose bravery gave us this life we were charging through the countryside dressed as marauding Nazis.
“He just charged on ruthlessly filming a movie about American heroism, not for the first time, and ignoring British ¬sensitivities towards Remembrance.
“This was grotesquely disrespectful and offensive. I can’t believe I wore an SS uniform on Remembrance Sunday.
“But this is what I do and I cannot just walk off set for the sake of a principle, especially in this economic climate.”