And so we became quite excited at the beginning of this week when we were made aware that LST 325, The Last Of The Class, is featured in Call Of Duty: WWII! Below are included a few screenshots and video from the epilogue.
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But this is not the first time LSTs have had their moments in the spotlight. My first recollection of LSTs in cinema is from the Invasion of Normandy scene in Saving Private Ryan (1998) with numerous LSTs landing while bombard balloons are being raised into the airspace above.
But it was during this past Summer that it was brought to our attention that you can catch a couple of LSTs in the James Bond film Live and Let Die (1973). This is probably one of the most detailed looks at an LST that I have observed in any media, save for documentaries about these vessels. Below we've featured a few shots showing details of one of the LSTs featured in the boat chase scene near the end of the film. By slowing down and pausing the video at the right time, we have determined that the featured LST is the 571, which was one of the LSTs produced at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron here in Evansville, IN! For more info about the 571, click HERE for a link to its entry in NavSource.
Thanks to Activision, Sledgehammer Games, and Eagle Dynamics for featuring our piece of living history within your games. We hope that such exposure to a generation of gamers will help to spread knowledge about the LSTs, the 325, and US history!