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Old 9th Mar 2018, 09:11
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Leaving the boundaries of the thread momentarily, if you run out of WWII movies, I suggest the movie “Taking Chance”. Not a war story per se, rather the story of the journey home for one of the fallen from Iraq.

If it doesn’t choke you up, you’re lacking a soul.
A great movie, and my favorite kind - one based on a true story.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 11:33
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
While looking for a DVD of 'Theirs is the Glory' (one of the movies I was previously unaware of.
I bought mine in the little museum next to the bridge in Arnhem. Might be rather a long trip for some people on this forum though.
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 22:10
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While looking for a DVD of 'Theirs is the Glory' (one of the movies I was previously unaware of, I stumbled on this:
If you click on the link I gave earlier when I mentioned the souvenir ticket there is a link to the complete film on You Tube

An Aluminium Ticket ? johnwinter.net
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Old 9th Mar 2018, 22:28
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Battle of Britain will always be special for me. One day in June 1968 I had bunked off school to sunbathe on the beach. I heard the sound of approaching aircraft and the whole caboodle came over in company with a B25 Mitchell being used to film them.

Apart from the flying scenes though my favourite scene was the one of Ralph Richardson meeting the German ambassador and being mortified that he lost his temper.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 07:46
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I have led a very sheltered life. I've only seen three or four.

In order of appearance on the rather grotty screen in our local town institute:

The Desert Fox - Too young to recall much about it. My Dad liked it.
Reach for the Sky - 5 stars
The Dam Busters - 5 Stars
The One That Got Away - 4 stars

And them much later:

The Battle of Britain - 10 stars, (5 for the film and another 5 for Susannah York - (by other standards, a perfect 10 if ever there was one... ))

I've even bought the DVD.

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Old 10th Mar 2018, 09:33
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Here 'Tis!!.


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Old 10th Mar 2018, 10:44
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 13:59
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Desert Fox is available on YoyTube though it stopped after a few minutes when I watched it. The opening action scene was good with a realistic stutter of Sten guns and no Bollywood's explosive bullets.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 16:01
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Still in production

But I have high hopes for The Last Battle

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5138232/

The book (by Harding) was pretty good, although more of a historical account than a dramatization. If done well, the story is pretty interesting.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 16:03
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"ice cold in Alex" surely.................
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 20:51
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Many years ago we were moving house and I found a silver tankard engraved "The Flemish Farm" and my mother said it had belonged to my father who had flown aircraft for a film company during the war. He was killed in 1945. Somehow it stayed with my stuff through many moves, eventually to Canada. I was going through the stuff we had just thrown into plastic tubs when the tankard appeared again so I looked up the name on the Internet and found out it who the distributor was.

I called them and they very kindly sent me a copy in N. American format. I can't actually see my father in the film but it does have interest.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 21:10
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Smile

Mine would be the Dambusters.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 21:12
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 22:03
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I quite enjoyed "Is Paris Burning?" Really want to see Downfall.
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Old 10th Mar 2018, 22:24
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Originally Posted by Super VC-10 View Post
I quite enjoyed "Is Paris Burning?" Really want to see Downfall.
Coincidence, Mrs h was watching Is Paris Burning? on dvd early this evening, I was busy pottering so only caught bits. One bit I did catch about an hour into the film was an Intermission as they used to have in cinemas. On a dvd? It went on for a few minutes and the film resumed. I did suggest I walk in with a torch and tray of ice cream but Mrs h preferred a glass of wine.

I thoroughly recommend Downfall.
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Old 11th Mar 2018, 12:48
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Well for the Dambusters fans...

https://www.thedambusters75.co.uk/
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 01:06
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Interesting that in the past year 2 films have been released about the assassination of Heydrich in Prague. First we had 'Anthropoid' starring Cillian Murphy (Dunkirk) and now 'The Man With The Iron Heart' starring Jason Clarke (Terminator Genesis).

I watched TMWTIH and thought it very good but haven't yet managed to catch Anthropoid
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 01:40
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Just watched “Darkest Hour”; very good and I admit there was some fiction introduced, but well done. It’d be interesting to hear if Churchill’s first couple of weeks were that depressing.


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Old 12th Mar 2018, 01:43
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A much earlier film about Heidrich's assassination called Operation Daybreak was made in 1975, with the ever sinister Anton Diffring playing Heidrich.
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Old 12th Mar 2018, 14:27
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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer View Post
Just watched “Darkest Hour”; very good and I admit there was some fiction introduced, but well done. It’d be interesting to hear if Churchill’s first couple of weeks were that depressing.


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They were! Churchill became PM on the day that the Germans invaded the Low Countries and just over two weeks later the British Army was being evacuated back to Britain with their wrecked equipment all left behind. Ambassador Kennedy was sending messages back to Washington that Britain was finished. Depressing and alone.
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