"Cross of Iron": Coburn's/Peckinpah's Best?

Your thoughts, please.

I like the fact that it portrays the German infantry on the Russian front, and how the soldiers must have felt as they were being hammered by the Russians. It reminds me of Das Boot. Sometimes we forget how terrifying war is for the “other side”.

James Coburn held no interest for me until he played the role of Corporal Steiner.

A birthday party in the midst of all the shelling, and a venture into homosexuality in the military with Maximilian Shell as a coward.

Peckinpah was a genius.