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40 year anniversary coming up... Force Ten From Navarone.

Ww2 map and level design idea based on blowing up a vital bridge during ww2 is in my mind.  Having AI controlled guns to take out as well as human manned guns too.  :)

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Don't know if it was mentioned here (long thread, didn't read through whole thing) but recently watched "The Siege of Jadotville" on Netflix.  

 

It was a little over the top hollywoody...but it was pretty good. 

 

 

Or one of my ALL TIME favorite military movies......

 

 

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1 hour ago, Mon Pavion said:

Don't know if it was mentioned here (long thread, didn't read through whole thing) but recently watched "The Siege of Jadotville" on Netflix.  

 

It was a little over the top hollywoody...but it was pretty good. 

 

 

Or one of my ALL TIME favorite military movies......

 

 

Siege looks good, got something to watch this weekend.

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On 29.3.2016 at 11:32 PM, Annoying Rooster said:

 

The Winter War - 1989

YES! Great movie!

Other movies i highly recommend:
-9th April

-Beast of no Nation

-Oba: The last samurai

 

And still hoping that somewhere in this century the full-length version of Thin Red Line (~5,5h) gets released.

 

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Band of brothers is merikan trash.

 

Try 'Generation War' 3 part mini series... its the best war series/film I've seen.

 

 

Also 'Letters from Iwo Jima' its a bit slow but a f'king brilliant movie

 

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Band of brothers is merikan trash.

 

You invoke big belly laugh of Jabba the Hut....LOL.

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On 7/20/2018 at 7:09 PM, XRobinson said:

Band of brothers is merikan trash.

 

You invoke big belly laugh of Jabba the Hut....LOL.

Heh, yeah, I might let that one go about The Pacific, though. Never quite felt as good. Though they still had to live in the shadow of BoB, Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, etc, so I don't envy them at all.

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On 03/06/2015 at 12:18 PM, ploddit said:

Restrepo yes I remember the start.

Restrepo is pretty decent documentary...and Korengal for more recent Iraq / Afghanistan ..respect for those boys and girls

 

depends what you want from your war film 

 

Hollywood esq popcorn non thinking...

 

We were Soldiers  ... is a great Vietnam film

Fury ... great WWII tank movie

Hacksaw ridge.. is a must watch, they actually didnt show everything the guy did for real because they thought people wouldnt believe it....

 

think war movie...

 

Downfall ..is just amazingly acted 

Journeys End.. world war one ... just kills you inside.

Paths of Glory.. the madness of war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 21/07/2018 at 3:09 AM, XRobinson said:

Band of brothers is merikan trash.

 

You invoke big belly laugh of Jabba the Hut....LOL.

you know nothing.... just read about Major Winters ... and then come back.

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I come back and look at these clips and say yes this film is good...

 

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4 hours ago, XRobinson said:

I come back and look at these clips and say yes this film is good...

 

Yes, I agree. A very good film.

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On 7/23/2018 at 12:53 PM, embecmom said:

you know nothing.... just read about Major Winters ... and then come back.

 

(With a bacon sandwich.)

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On 7/23/2018 at 12:53 PM, embecmom said:

you know nothing.... just read about Major Winters ... and then come back.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Winters

 

Im not sure what your thinking....The guy is well decorated ww2 vet.  From wikipedia :

 

In November and December 1943, while Easy Company was at Aldbourne, the tension that had been brewing between Winters and Sobel came to a head.[5]:47–52 For some time, Winters had privately held concerns over Sobel's ability to lead the company in combat. Many of the enlisted men in the company had come to respect Winters for his competence and had also developed their own concerns about Sobel's leadership.[5]:48 Winters later said that he never wanted to compete with Sobel for command of Easy Company; still, Sobel attempted to bring Winters up on trumped-up charges for "failure to carry out a lawful order".[5]:51 Feeling that his punishment was unjust and sensing Sobel's tacticality of the matter, Winters requested that the charge be reviewed by court-martial. After Winters' punishment was set aside by the battalion commander, Major Robert L. Strayer, Sobel brought Winters up on another charge the following day. During the investigation, Winters was transferred to the Headquarters Company and appointed as the battalion mess officer.[5]:52

Following this, though Winters tried to talk them out of it, a number of the company's non-commissioned officers (NCOs) gave the regimental commander, Colonel Sink, an ultimatum: either Sobel be replaced, or they would surrender their stripes.[5]:53 Sink was not impressed and several of the NCOs were subsequently demoted and/or transferred out of the company. Nevertheless, Sink realized that something had to be done and decided[5]:54 to transfer Sobel out of Easy Company, giving him command of a new parachute training school at Chilton-Foliat.[2]:57 Winters' court martial was set aside and he returned to Easy Company as leader of 1st Platoon. Winters later said he felt that at least part of Easy Company's success had been due to Sobel's strenuous training and high expectations.[2]:287 In February 1944, First Lieutenant Thomas Meehan was given command of Easy Company.[2]:57

 

Nickname(s) "***"
Born January 21, 1918
New Holland, Pennsylvania, United States
Died January 2, 2011 (aged 92)
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of burial Bergstrasse Cemetery
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
Allegiance 23px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States
Service/branch 22px-Flag_of_the_United_States_Army_%28o United States Army
Years of service 1941–1946
1951–1952
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Major
Commands held 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Battles/wars
Awards
Spouse(s) Ethel Winters (1948–2011, his death)
Children 2
Relations Richard (father)
Edith (mother)
Other work Businessman, guest lecturer
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