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Favorite WWII movie
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 07:45 PM UTC
Ron.....yes i know,but i always fast forward these bits.there was a documetery on combat soldiers a couple of years ago,in which William Shirer told the story of Marines on a Pacific
island on rest and rec,The Duke was flown in as moral booster,and had to fly him out again
the rumour was someone was going to shoot him.The guys i really admire were the likes of Clarke Gable,who put it all on the line.
Cheers
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hmm I like parts of movies,

Saving Private Ryan - never will look at a beach the same
Enemy at the Gates - so much for a lovely boat ride
Gallipoli - ( a youn Mel Gibson in WW1) trench warfare (I'm not going over the top)
Das Boot - man I felt cramped in those underwater scenes
Hamburger Hill - friendly fire (enough said)

MSW
Arthur
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2002 - 08:47 PM UTC
Parts of films.....the sequence with Mother&Country going down,with that static howl,it
matched up with real footage of a fortresse tumbling down,one of the few scenes that brought tears to my eyes.
Arthur
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2002 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ok, here are my favorite WWII movies....
1. U-571
2. Kelly's Heroe's
3. The Battle of Britian
4. The Big Red One
5. Midway
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 02:17 AM UTC
My favorite for this time is and there is no competition is no film but the tv series

BAND OF BROTHERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 04:57 AM UTC
Just thought of one since we have added TV, does anyone remember a PBS series called Danger UXB. It was about a bomb removal squad in England from around 1940-43.
I would also include Band of Brothers
Eric
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 05:12 AM UTC
i remember UXB that was gritty,good recall Eric
Arthur
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 01:04 PM UTC
There is a movie called "The Bridge". It is a German movie about some young soldiers defending a bridge near the end of WWII. A great movie.
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 08:05 PM UTC
there are also some dutch war movies wich can be named...

Soldier of orange
De Aanslag
Pastorale 1943
Het meisje met het rode haar

and so on and so on..............
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 10:40 PM UTC
Here we go!

1. Tuntematon Sotilas (the Unknown Soldier)
2. Das Boot
3. Cross of Iron
3. Big Red One
4. Thin Red Line
5. Dirty Dozen
6. SPR
7. Dark Blue World.....

And the Oscar goes to all the goofy John Wayne propaganda films!

Its hard when you have to root out films depicting other wars...

Toni
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2002 - 04:49 AM UTC
One of my all time favorites and very hard to find is a German film "The Bridge". It is about a group of young German kids who defend a bridge against the American troops near the end of WWII. A really good flick, well worth the time to watch.