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  1. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I finished watching The Forgotten Battle last night on Netflix. Not a bad movie. The story focused on three characters, a British glider pilot, a Dutch volunteer in the Wehrmacht, and a girl in the Dutch Resistance. The battle depicted is the Battle of the Scheldt. It was a well made movie with what I really liked was a close up look at glider troops and their ordeal in an assault. I don't think that I would liked to have been a glider man. It's well worth a look.

    Read all about it!

    The Forgotten Battle - Wikipedia

    Battle of the Scheldt - Wikipedia
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Saw the Bogart original of Sahara again today. Nothing against the '90s remake, but think they were maybe a bit OTT in the caricatures,
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just finished watching Tank Force (1958). Not one of Victor Mature's best, but entertaining seeing British Cromwell tanks fighting British Chieftains with Swastikas painted on them.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    My feelings exactly. The Bogart original was well done with believable characters. The remake lacked the heart, grit and realism of the original.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Thank you for the like Gordon! I thought J. Carrol Naish did an excellent job at portraying Giuseppe, a reluctant Italian soldier (he received an Oscar nomination for the role!). Rex Ingram did a great job portraying a British Sudanese Colonial soldier, long serving, disciplined, stoic, senior NCO, Sgt. Major Tambul. And of course, Bogart turns in an excellent performance. If you other rogues haven't seen this 1943 gem, it's well worth the watch.
     
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    Welcome, old boy. As always.
     
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    Biak Adjutant Staff Member Patron  

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    Started "Hacksaw Ridge" last night and plan on finishing it tonight. It's a long movie so don't start watching too long before bedtime !

    Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - IMDb
     
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    Saw "Glass Knives" the other day. Better than "Knives Out". It will be on NetFlix RSN.
     
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    I ran across this on free YOUTUBE movies. " The Great War of Archimedes," 2019. A Japanese movie about the IJN fight over building carriers vs Yamato class battleships. The special effects are outstanding and I didn't see that coming twist, at the end. Be sure to turn on English close caption.
    Ya'll be safe and Happy New Year..
     
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    I just finished watching The Thin Red Line on Comcast On Demand. I had watched it a long, long time ago and I remembered some parts but had forgotten most of the actors who played in it. But Nick Nolte I did remember and I thought he was terrific, but the acting overall was great. And the tropical birds and animals really added to the movie. I would think that it was a hard movie to make and even the Japanese actors were good. The scenes with the natives must have been challenging I would have thought. But I thoroughly enjoyed it with a great cast of actors. One of my favorite World War II movies.
     

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