The director of Brad Pitt's new movie has offered his apologies after filming Nazi war scenes in an English village on Remembrance Day, provoking outrage.
US film-maker David Ayer staged pre-dawn explosions and had extras act out battle scenes dressed as Nazis as the rest of Britain readied itself to honour the nation's fallen heroes on Monday.
The team behind the film Fury reportedly refused to stop filming at the weekend, despite a plea from the nearby Watlington Parish Council. The movie is an American action-drama about World War II, set for release next year.
Producers sent residents leaflets last month warning them to expect gunfire and explosions, according to London's Daily Mirror.
Ayer expressed his regret online after a backlash. He wrote: "My heartfelt apologies for any disrespect on Remembrance Day. I am a veteran myself. It is an honour to film here in the UK."
He also posted a picture of servicemen at a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Parish council chairman Ian Hill had condemned the filming: "Whoever is responsible is insensitive. A letter has been sent to express our feelings of how inappropriate it was for Sherman tanks to be rolling across the countryside while explosions were being let off. Local people are very angry."
Colonel Richard Kemp, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, said the decision to film was disrespectful.
"At the very time a nation pays tribute to those who gave their lives to stop Nazis rampaging across our land it seems grossly insensitive to impose such scenes on villagers," he told the Mirror.
"A director whose film is profiting from the sacrifices made by 800,000 British and American soldiers in the Second World War has a duty to ensure his crew are allowed to pause to pay proper respect to the dead."