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War Movies

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by TedKennedy, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. turkeyrun

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    through that in to see who was actaully reading adn stimulate some conversation. not a fan of tex, but the general premise of the movie was still good ans shows how our unappreciated heroes of an unpopular were dismissed and forgotten by the government.
     
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    Governemt propaganda machine ............. The Green Berets, Top Gun
     
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    Those movies of the 40's, 50's and 60's bring back great memories. Some of those actors were friends of mine and some were friends of my dad. My dad was a carrier Army Major who produced "The Big Picture" in Astoria N.Y. next to Manhatten. He was nominated for an Academy Award for a documenmtary of 'The New England Flood'. Oddly, he was beat out of it by our family friend Walt Disney. A great guy. However, I didn't go to any Disney pictures for two years. I was lucky during the Korean War, we lived in Tokoyo Japan, and my dad commuted to the war. Left home Monday morning and returned home Friday evening. My dad was the man who ran the film crew for the Exchange of prisoners at the beginning of the truce. We never have had that war actually end. We are still at war only just in a truce with North Korea. That's real history folks.
     
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    To Hell and Back
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    I'm impressed Stan that you got to experience that much of history.
     
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    Received Band of Brothers for Christmas. Really enjoying it.

    If you enjoyed We Were Soldiers, you should read We Are Soldiers Still, where Moore and Galloway go back to Vietnam, back to the battleground.

    Das Boot.
    Patton

    There was one movie about a prison escape where the leader of the escape gets killed while running for the train. Is that Stalag 17?
     
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    I think that was Von Ryan's Express.

    EDITED TO ADD: Here is a link to the ending of Von Ryan's Express where Frank Sinatra is killed running to the train.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCqHfqhoMqo
     
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    That could be Von Ryan's Express, but it's been too long since I've seen it. Something similar happens in The Great Escape (can't believe I forgot that one): David McCallum gets shot in the back while running along a railroad platform. (Plus, you get to see Steve McQueen chase himself on a motorcycle. Can you get any more awesome than that without creating a singularity of cool?)

    I also forgot these:
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Bridge On the River Kwai
    The Rough Riders (So it was a mini-series; you get to see Potato Diggers in action.)
    Mister Roberts ("Stay out of B29s, Frank, my boy.")
    The Caine Mutiny (Jose Ferrer's speech at the end is worth watching all by itself.)
     
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    The Patriot
    Glory
    Rough Riders
    and most of the others already mentioned.
     
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    I cannot improve on this list... though I did enjoy Spielberg's mini-series Pacific, though it was nowwhere near as compelling as Band of Brothers.

    LL
     

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