What is the last WW2 Film or Series you saw?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Ivan1, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    The Cruel Sea, earlier today BBC 2.

    Graham.
     
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  2. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Words For Battle, an inspiring ten minute film, just now on Talking Pictures.
     
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  3. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Can't beat viewing the story of a young warrior :

     
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  4. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Saved this to my Home Screen t’other day, very much looking forward to watching and, most importantly, listening.
     
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  5. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Sgt Charles Ward was planning to parade on 8th May.. there's always next time !!

     
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  6. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Ron is a member here
     
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  7. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    And how I met him ...
     
  8. kopite

    kopite Member

    This is great!

    A lot of what Ron speaks about concerning the history of the Goldstein family can also be found in the book "Shalom Jack" written by his nephew Michael Goldstein. A great read and well worth the effort.
     
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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Just watched this series and I thought it was terrific. The scattering of women pilots are all knockouts as is typical of any movie but they play their roles well. Closed caption. Some political officers are evil while some are pragmatic. Highly recommend it.

    Istrebiteli (TV Mini-Series 2013– ) - IMDb

     
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  10. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    I've just watched this old documentary which is ostensibly about Irish neutrality during WW2, although the most interesting bits for me were about Coastal Command and the US build up in Northern Ireland.



    I think since this was made, it has been revealed that De Valera and Eire were a good deal more pro-Allied than was previously thought, although I'm not up on the details.
     
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  11. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    I’ve been rewatching Ken Burns’ excellent The War on PBS America. Anything “Ken Burns”, I’m there.
     
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  12. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    Iron Fury (also known as T-34). I watched this yesterday and thought it was utter tripe. There have been some good Russian war films in the past and then there is this one. It was poorly dubbed but even if it had subtitles I don't think it would of mattered. Basically a bunch of Russian PoW's in 1944 Germany are challenged to drive a T-34 in an exercise against SS Panthers on a training ground. A mistake leads to the T-34 still being armed with a handful of shells and the escape across Germany begins with Czechoslovakia being the intended destination. Considering that in 1944 Czechoslovakia was still under German control I have no idea why they wanted to go there. It is instilled with a little attempt to rewrite the bad reputation the Russians had by one of the crew saying 'we are the good guys and good guys don't plunder. We'll ask' when they trundle through a German village seeking food.
    Strangely I have seen this film with an 8 out of 10 rating but I just can not get my head around how.

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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I could not resist watching Flying Tigers yesterday with John Wayne. :plane:
     
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  14. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Watched Ron’s interview yesterday and will be spending half an hour with Charles Ward today.
     
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  15. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

  16. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    A

    Avignon???
    A little off the beaten path.
     
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  17. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    True but the resistance guy said 'Avion'. I had to look it up during the show and it's right on the way.
     
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  18. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    I must have misheard what he said but wasn't Avion well into the British sector? Near Arras.
     
  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    The 2018 Spitfire documentary made it to Netflix in Canada and I watched that. Fantastic footage and good interviews. My only criticism is that there seemed to be a little bit of unnecessary hype, partly in the film, but also Netflix gave it the subtitle "The Plane That Saved the World". Obviously the Spitfire made an enormous contribution but it didn't win the war by itself!
     
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  20. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Americans were probably bailing them out. ;)
     
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