A very enjoyable movie with a very fine structure. It is easy to follow the three leading characters throughout the story. It is also absolutely not overdone in the end, when one of the veterans relives his war experiences in a derelict plane. Wyler managed to tell the story straightforwardly without digging into too much sentiment.
The documentary approach to the situation helped to convince me more. Amazing scene is where the father reads out the war medal letters his son has received. Fantastic back story and a very touching moment. The acting is fantastic in this and all the other moments.