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  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Absolutely - one of my guiltiest ! :oops: 'Best' WW2 movie - no way ! Hugely entertaining - most definitely.

    For anyone interested, a wonderful little paperback has come out this year : 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy - On Where Eagles Dare' by Geoff Dyer ( Penguin Books isbn 978-0-141-98782-0 ). It's very funny and also informative. The trick is - neither movie nor book should be taken (too) seriously......;)
     
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    I was surprised how good hacksaw Ridge was. Especially the end part with explosions and action, and how he saved own soldiers. And how the soldiers refused to go if their medic was not ready to go....
     
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    MY 60 VERY BEST WWII TITLES IN RANKING ORDER – THESE ARE A ‘MUST WATCH’

    1. Come and Sea (Idi i smotri) [Иди и смотри] (1985) – Soviet Union
    2. Das Boot (1981) – Germany [Note! The theatrical version]
    3. A matter of Life and Death (1946) - UK
    4. The Cranes are Flying (1957) (Letyat zhuravli) [Летят журавли] – Soviet Union
    5. Casablanca (1942) – USA
    6. Schindler’s List (1993) – USA
    7. Band of Brothers (2001) – USA [10 parts mini-series]
    8. Graves of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988) – Japan
    9. The Pianist (2002) - France-Poland-Germany-UK
    10. The Big Red One (1980) – USA
    11. Went the Day Well (1942) – UK
    12. The Thin Red Line (1998) – USA
    13. Rome, Open City (Roma, città aperta) (1945) – Italy
    14. Letters From Iwo Jima (Iōjima kara no tegami) (2006) – USA
    15. Ice Cold in Alex (1958) – UK
    16. Generation War (Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter) (2013) – Germany [3 parts mini-series]
    17. Lore (2012) - Australia-UK-Sweden
    18. Saving Private Ryan (1998) – USA
    19. Caterpillar (Kyatapirâ) (2010) – Japan
    20. Ballade of a Soldier (Ballada o soldate) [Баллада о Солдате] (1959) – Soviet Union
    21. Closely Watching Train (Ostre sledované vlaky) (1966) – Czechoslovakia
    22. Canal a.k.a. The Loved Life a.k.a. Kanal (Kanaly) (1956) – Poland
    23. The Train (1964) - France-Italy-USA
    24. Black Book (Zwartboek) (2006) – The Netherlands-Germany-UK-Belgium
    25. From Here to Eternety (1953) – USA
    26. Life is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (1997) – Italy
    27. The Grey Zone (2001) – USA
    28. The Burmese Harp (Biruma no tategoto) (1956) – Japan
    29. The Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres) (1969) - France-Italy
    30. The Night of the Shooting Stars (La notte di San Lorenzo) (1982) – Italy
    31. Cross of Iron (1977) - UK-West Germany
    32. A Walk in the Sun a.k.a. Salerno Beachhead (1945) – USA
    33. Ivan’s Childhood (Ivano detstvo) [Ивано детство] (1962) – Soviet Union
    34. Downfall (Der Untergang) (2014) - Germany-Austria-Italy
    35. The Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) [Восхождение] (1977) – Soviet Union
    36. Sophie’s Choice (1982) – USA-UK
    37. Son of Saul (Saul fia) (2015) – Hungary
    38. The Dirty Dozen (1967) – UK-USA
    39. Bent (1997) - UK-Japan
    40. Stalingrad (1993) – Germany
    41. 1900 (Novecento) (1976) - Italy-France-Germany [2 parts mini-series]
    42. Hangmen Also Die! (1943) – USA
    43. Attack! (1956) – USA
    44. Germany, Pale Mother (Deutschland bleiche Mutter) (1980) – West Germany
    45. Empire of the Sun (1987) – USA
    46. The Dam Busters (1954) – UK
    47. Phoenix (2014) - Germany-Poland
    48. Battle of Britain (1969) – UK
    49. A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le) (1956) – France
    50. Burnt by the Sun (Utomlyonnye solntsem) [Утомленные солнцем] (1994) – Russia-France
    51. Destiny of Man a.k.a. Fate of Man (Sudba cheloveka) [Судьба человека] – Soviet Union
    52. Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (1959) – Japan
    53. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – USA-Australia
    54. Good by Children (Au revoir les enfants) (1987) - France-Germany-Italy
    55. IP Man (Yip Man) (2008) – China-Hong Kong
    56. The Human Condition I – III (Ningen no jôken) (1959-1961) – Japan [Three films]
    59. Trial on the Road (Proverka na dorogakh) [Проверка на дорогакх] (1971) –Soviet Union
    60. Flame & Citron (Flammen & Citronen) (2008) - Denmark-Germany-Norway-France-Sweden-Finland-Czech Republic
     
  4. lwd

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    Haven't seen all of them. Think I would put Tora, Tora, Tora above The Dirty Dozen. Good list though.
     

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