What was the best WWII Film? - Page 2




View Poll Results :What was the best WWII Film?
Band of Brothers (has right to be called a film) 23 40.35%
Saving Private Ryan 16 28.07%
Tora Tora Tora 4 7.02%
A Bridge Too Far 3 5.26%
Enemy At The Gates 2 3.51%
The Longest Day 9 15.79%
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Boots
 
March 5th, 2004  
samirine
 
Agreed everybody on the SPR guy.

Has anyone else seen Tuskegee Airmen? That is a seriously awesome movie. It's about the first black pilots in the Air Force. They established a GPA in flight school that has never been equalled and never lost a bomber under their escort. They also received 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 744 Air Medals and Clusters, 992 Silver Wings, a Silver Star and a Legion of Merit, the Red Star of Yugoslavia, eight Purple Hearts and Presidential Unit Citations.
March 5th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I met and had lunch with a dozen or so Tuskegee airmen last year, some of the nicest gentlemen I've ever met.
March 5th, 2004  
samirine
 
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Originally Posted by Redneck
I met and had lunch with a dozen or so Tuskegee airmen last year, some of the nicest gentlemen I've ever met.
Really?! (well obviously or you wouldn't have said so) Wow! That's so awesome! What was the lunch for?
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Boots
March 5th, 2004  
Grumpy_monkey
 
Anyone heard of a Chek foreign film called "Dark Blue World"? its about Checz (soz about the spelling - im hopeless) who travel to england after the Nazi's occupied Europe. some pretty cool scenes with Spitfires and Me-109s, as well as some bombers (b - 17, Heinkel, etc.) some lovey dovey stuff in it as well , but generally a n awesome moviei give it 4/5
March 5th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
It's Czech just so you know
March 9th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
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Originally Posted by samirine
Really?! (well obviously or you wouldn't have said so) Wow! That's so awesome! What was the lunch for?
It was for a D-Day memorial (that's also where I met Walter Ehlers, MOH).

Here is his citation:

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EHLERS, WALTER D.

Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Place and dare: Near Goville, France, 9-10 June 1944. Entered service at: Manhattan, Kans. Birth: Junction City, Kans. G.O. No.: 91, 19 December 1944. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 9-10 June 1944, near Goville, France. S/Sgt. Ehlers, always acting as the spearhead of the attack, repeatedly led his men against heavily defended enemy strong points exposing himself to deadly hostile fire whenever the situation required heroic and courageous leadership. Without waiting for an order, S/Sgt. Ehlers, far ahead of his men, led his squad against a strongly defended enemy strong point, personally killing 4 of an enemy patrol who attacked him en route. Then crawling forward under withering machinegun fire, he pounced upon the guncrew and put it out of action. Turning his attention to 2 mortars protected by the crossfire of 2 machineguns, S/Sgt. Ehlers led his men through this hail of bullets to kill or put to flight the enemy of the mortar section, killing 3 men himself. After mopping up the mortar positions, he again advanced on a machinegun, his progress effectively covered by his squad. When he was almost on top of the gun he leaped to his feet and, although greatly outnumbered, he knocked out the position single-handed. The next day, having advanced deep into enemy territory, the platoon of which S/Sgt. Ehlers was a member, finding itself in an untenable position as the enemy brought increased mortar, machinegun, and small arms fire to bear on it, was ordered to withdraw. S/Sgt. Ehlers, after his squad had covered the withdrawal of the remainder of the platoon, stood up and by continuous fire at the semicircle of enemy placements, diverted the bulk of the heavy hostile fire on himself, thus permitting the members of his own squad to withdraw. At this point, though wounded himself, he carried his wounded automatic rifleman to safety and then returned fearlessly over the shell-swept field to retrieve the automatic rifle which he was unable to carry previously. After having his wound treated, he refused to be evacuated, and returned to lead his squad. The intrepid leadership, indomitable courage, and fearless aggressiveness displayed by S/Sgt. Ehlers in the face of overwhelming enemy forces serve as an inspiration to others.
He took out that machinegun position using only his bayonet, when we asked him more about it, he just said, "I had a bayonet, they didn't."


To keep this post somewhat on topic ( ), I also liked "To Hell and Back" very much (it has been discussed in another thread recently as well).
December 17th, 2004  
PFCMiller
 
Saving Private Ryan is the most realistic WWII movie of all time
December 17th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Saving Private Ryan. Even though the exploits of the British and Canadian Forces were totally overlooked. And Monty was insulted in the script..........

Just for you Beardo
December 17th, 2004  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Pearl Harbor
December 21st, 2004  
Skinny
 
 
The Longest Day. It includes all of the allied contributions for Overlord, even the French Resistance. And it's also got The Duke in it. Can't beat that.