World War II Films

Part 2

Action, Adventure, Romance, Comedy, Sorrow, Bravery

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
--Winston Churchill

Gregory Peck stars as that old soldier who shall return.
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An utterly unforgettable story of a boy's journey into manhood amid the chaos and intolerance of World War II. In a sleepy Italian village, the most beautiful woman in town, Malena (Monica Bellucci), becomes the subject of increasingly malicious gossip among the lustful townsmen and their jealous wives. But only her most ardent admirer, young Renato Amoroso (Giuseppe Sulfaro), will learn the untold true story of the mysterious and elusive Malena! In a captivating motion picture nominated for two Academy Awards, the eventual struggles and hardships that Malena must bravely endure serve to inspire Renato to new heights of compassion, courage, and independence!
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The Man in the Glass Booth
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie, often shocking Charlie with his outrageousness and irreverence about aspects of Jewish life. Nonetheless, Charlie is astonished when, one day, Israeli secret agents burst in and arrest Goldman for being not a Jewish businessman but a Nazi war criminal. Whisked to Israel for trial, Goldman forces his accusers to face not only his presumed guilt -- but their own.
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Memphis Belle
The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended town that invariably causes many Allied casualties.
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A Midnight Clear
Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.
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A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
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Mine Own Executioner
Engrossing drama about a brilliant psychoanalyst who can’t seem to come to terms with his problems and his efforts to help a schizophrenic ex-P.O.W. Starring Burgess Meredith. The screenplay is by Nigel Balchin, from his novel.

Miracle at Moreaux
In the cold of December 1943, three Jewish children flee Nazi-occupied France and find refuge in a Catholic school run by Sister Gabrielle. At first, the nun’s young students are afraid to shelter the refugees from Nazi soldiers who are determined to capture them. But the students come to sympathize with the trio’s plight and finally even risk their own lives to protect them. Together, they devise a bold escape plan -- but will it carry them to freedom or cost them their lives?
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Mission to Death
Taking place deep within Nazi-occupied France, the film centers around a troop of American soldiers who find themselves caught in a brutal fight against a savage enemy. Their mission: infiltrate the German lines and destroy a secret radar installation so the Allied Forces can mount an all-out tactical air strike.
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Mister Roberts
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.
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Mosquito Squadron
David McCallum plays a melancholy RAF ace, leading his squadron of De Havilland "Mosquito" bombers on low-altitude strikes over Nazi strongholds in Germany and France.

Mother Night
Howard W. Campbell, Jr., an American expatriate playwright, Nazi radio propagandist, and Allied spy, writes his memoirs during his pre-trial confinement in 1961 Haifa and learns that people are what they pretend to be.
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Mr. Klein
Both a thriller and a Kafkaesque dissertation on identity, Joseph Losey's Mr. Klein stars Alain Delon as Robert Klein -- a charming and unscrupulous art dealer in Nazi-occupied France. As Jews flee Paris, Klein exploits them, preying on their desperation by buying their valuables at a fraction of their worth...until he finds his name is shared by a Jewish criminal who is a member of the anti-Nazi resistance. Klein reports this to the authorities only to find he is uncontrollably sinking into the quicksand of mistaken identity. Co-starring Jeanne Moreau, Mr. Klein is an award-winning suspense classic that studies the ever-changing relationship between victim and oppressor.
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Mrs. Miniver
Winner of six Academy Awards(R) including Best Picture, this memorable spirit-lifter about an idealized England that tends its prize-winning roses while confronting the terror of war struck a patriotic chord with American audiences and became 1942's #1 box-office hit. Greer Garson gives a formidable Oscar(R)-winning performance in the title role, comforting children in a bomb shelter, capturing an enemy parachutist and delivering an inspirational portrait of stiff-upper-lip British resolve.
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Murphy's War
The only survivor of a massacre at sea is determined to settle the score with the German Navy. Peter O’Toole stars in this taut psychological picture of a man consumed with revenge. The script is by Stirling Silliphant.
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Music Box
"Music Box" provides celebrated director Costa-gavras another opportunity to weave a story of nail-biting suspense with frightening political overtones. In this intense courtroom thriller, Chicago attorney Ann Talbot (Jessica Lange) agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father mike Laszlo (Armin Mueller-Stahl) against accusations of heinous war crimes committed 50 years earlier. As the trial unfolds, Ann probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence, but also lay to rest her own agonizing doubts about his past. When a hospitalized witness is suddenly located in Budapest, the trial moves to her father's homeland. Here crucial testimony plus Ann's personal investigation lead to astonishing results.
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Never So Few
World War II action and romance tale starring Frank Sinatra.
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The Night of the Shooting Stars
The Night of San Lorenzo, the night of the shooting stars, is the night when dreams come true in Italian folklore. In 1944, a group of Italians flee their town after hearing rumours that the Nazis plan to blow it up and that the Americans are about to arrive to liberate them.
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Night Train to Munich
Rex Harrison, British intelligence agent, tries to rescue a Czech scientist in a thrilling suspense. Gordon Wellesley was nominated for an Oscar for his original story.

Spectacular is certainly the word for this utterly wild comedy epic directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for three Academy Awards. Lavish effects sequences highlight this hilarious, all-star extravaganza set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of Pandemonium. Screwball characters run wild on Hollywood Boulevard as manic servicemen, zealous store owners, teary-eyed girls and bickering Nazis are thrown together in this fast-rising comic souffle that even features a sendup of Spielberg's own Jaws opening.
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No Man Is an Island
The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
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Objective Burma
Rousing action flick with Errol Flynn and company as paratroopers invading Burma to wipe out an important Japanese post. Directed by Raoul Walsh.
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Open City
Rome, 1944. Giorgio Manfredi, one of the leaders of the Resistance, is tracked down by the Nazis. He goes to his friend Francesco's, and asks Pina, Francesco's fiancée, for help. Pina must warn a priest, Don Pietro Pellegrini, that Giorgio needs to leave the town as soon as possible.
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Operation Daybreak
The account of Czech underground's attempt to assassinate Reinhard "Hangman" Heydrich, Hitler's right-hand man. Starring Timothy Bottoms.

Out of the Ashes
One woman is forced to choose between two horrifying acts of evil, and ultimately finds the courage to make the right choice. Based on actual events that occurred during World War II that chronicles the life of Dr. Gisella Perl, a woman who lost her entire family and was forced to start life over in America.

Paradise Road
This compelling drama reveals the heroic actions of a group of women held prisoner by the Japanese during World War ll. These diverse women from different countries, speaking different languages, unite to form a vocal orchestra -- creating a life affirming symphony of human voices.
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Paragraph 175
Rupert Everett narrates this sensitive documentary about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals during World War II. "Paragraph 175" refers to the old German penal code concerning homosexuality, which was used to justify the prosecution of gay men during the war (the code ignored lesbians, still considered viable baby-making vessels). As mere rumor became enough to justify imprisonment, over 100,000 were arrested and between 10,000 and 15,000 were sent to concentration camps.

General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich.
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The Pawnbroker
This was one of the first film's to deal with the affects of Nazi Germany's concentration camps on their survivors. Sol Nazerman, operator of a Pawn Shop, and a concentration camp survivor faces a horrid internal conflict. Being engulfed in a New York Getto Environment, Sol suffers flashbacks. The flashbacks juxtapose concentration camp treatment with Getto neighborhood treatment.
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Pearl Harbor
History comes alive in the unforgettable epic motion picture PEARL HARBOR, the spectacular blockbuster brought to the screen by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. Astounding visual and audio effects put you at the center of the event that changed the world -- that early Sunday morning in paradise when warplanes screamed across the peaceful skies of Pearl Harbor and jolted America into World War II. This real-life tale of catastrophic defeat, heroic victory, and personal courage focuses on the war's devastating impact on two daring young pilots, Ben Affleck (ARMAGEDDON) and Josh Hartnet (BLACK HAWK DOWN), and a beautiful, dedicated nurse, Kate Beckinsale (SERENDIPITY). PEARL HARBOR is extraordinary moviemaking -- a breathtaking reenactment of the "date which will live in infamy" and a heartfelt tribute to the men and women who lived it.
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The Pianist
A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw.
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Piece of Cake
Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Meryl Streep stars as a British woman who worked for the underground during WW II. After the war, she can never find any satisfaction to match her excitement during the war years. Based on a play by David Hare. Starring Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting, and Sam Neill. The cast is exceptional.
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The Purple Heart
Compelling story, starring Dana Andrews, about an American air force crew shot down during the Tokyo raid. With Farley Granger and Richard Loo. Exciting film.
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The Quarrel
Montreal 1948. On Rosh Hashanah, Chaim (a Yiddish writer) is forced to think of his religion when he's asked to be the tenth in a minyan. As he sits in the park, he suddenly sees an old friend whom he hasn't seen since they quarrelled when they were yeshiva students together. Hersh, a rabbi, survived Auschwitz and his faith was strengthened by his ordeal, while Chaim escaped the Nazis, but had lost his faith long before. The two walk together, reminisce, and argue passionately about themselves, their actions, their lives, their religion, their old quarrel, and their friendship.
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Racing With the Moon
Sean Penn and Elizabeth McGovern star in this story of teenagers in love in a small California town during WW II. Romance blossoms just as the young lover is about to be shipped off to war. Directed by Richard Benjamin, and starring Nicholas Cage and Carol Kane. It captures the mood of the 40s.
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Raid on Rommel
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission.
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The Ravagers
It's WWII in the Philippines and the last of the Filipino guerrillas take a stand against the Japanese forces on their island. Soldiers sent by the Japanese Imperial High Command to retrieve a great treasure of gold from its hiding place have taken over a convent and torture the women on the tiny island.
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Rhapsody in August
An elderly woman living in Nagasaki Japan takes care of her four grandchildren for their summer vacation. They learn about the atomic bomb that fell in 1945, and how it killed their Grandfather. Richard Gere guest stars as an American nephew of the elderly woman.
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In the cold Berlin winter of 1943, hundreds of women stood, and waited, in defiance of the Nazis. While countless Jews were being sent to concentration camps for execution, Jewish husbands of Aryan wives suffered a different fate; they were separated from their families and imprisoned in a factory on a street named Rosenstrasse. On that street these women stood in protest, in the name of love until they were reunited with their men. This is the striking story of "Rosenstrasse": where the power of the human will stands inconquerable -- for hope, dignity and love.

Run Silent, Run Deep
Battle of wits between officers Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster on a submarine. Script by John Gay, from a novel by Commander Edward L. Beach.
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Safe Conduct
In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in between the wolf's teeth and avoid being chewed up". Fast-living screenwriter Jean Aurenche uses every possible argument to avoid working for the enemy. For both, wartime is a battle for survival.
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Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. They and the Germans are greatly in need of water.
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Saints and Soldiers
Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

Saving Private Ryan
In World War II, it is found that 3 soldiers who have been killed are brothers. The mother will be receiving three death notices on the same day. The army discovers that there were actually four brothers. A mission is deployed to find Private James Ryan and send him home.
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The Scarlet and the Black
Gregory Peck plays a Vatican official who harbors allied P.O.W. escapees in German-occupied Rome. Adapted by David Butler from J. P. Gallagher's book The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.
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Schindler's List
Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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The Sea Chase
German naval officer Karl Ehrlich (John Wayne) loves his country but hates Hitler so much he's been demoted to the command of a lowly freighter docked in Australia. When World War II begins, he must choose either internment by the British or an escape to Germany.
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The Sea Wolves
This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore).
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Shining Through
An enticing mix of romance, adventure, and heroism set in WW II Germany. Melanie Griffith and Michael Douglas star as spies sent behind enemy lines.
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Claude Lanzmann directed this 9 1/2 hour documentary of the Holocaust without using a single frame of archive footage. He interviews survivors, witnesses, and ex-Nazis. His style of interviewing by asking for the most minute details is effective at adding up these details to give a horrifying portrait of the events of Nazi genocide. He also shows, or rather lets some of his subjects themselves show, that the anti-Semitism that caused 6 million Jews to die in the Holocaust is still alive in well in many people that still live in Germany, Poland, and elsewhere.
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Since You Went Away
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct.
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Sink the Bismarck!
It's spring 1941, and Great Britain is the only country in Europe yet to be defeated by the Nazi army, but all of that could change soon. The Nazis have launched their juggernaut battleship, the Bismarck, to close off British supply lines and ultimately invade England. A counterstrike is ordered, and with an arsenal of ships at their command, Royal intelligence officers Jonathan Shepard (Kenneth More) and Anne Davis (Dana Wynter) fight desperately to distroy the Bismarck.
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633 Squadron
Cliff Robertson is a combat pilot whose RAF squadron is ordered on an apparent suicide mission to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant in Norway. Script by James Clavell and Howard Koch.
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Ski Troop Attack
An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and its inexperienced lieutenant and by constant attacks by pursuing German troops.

So Proudly We Hail
Claudette Colbert, Veronica Lake, and Paulette Goddard star in this touching drama about the lives and loves of nurses serving in the Pacific during World War II.
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Soldier of Orange
This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch men. It covers the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation. It has resistance fighters, Nazi collaborators, torture by the Gestapo and more
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A Soldier's Story
An African American officer investigates a murder in a racially charged situation in World War II.
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Son of Lassie
Joe Carraclough has grown into adulthood as a WWII RAF airman. And Lassie's son, Laddie, is so devoted to him that he secretly stows away on the plane when Joe leaves on a bombing run. When the plane is shot out of the sky over enemy-occupied Norway, Joe and Laddie parachute from the burning aircraft and begin their wartime adventures in this lively sequel.
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Sophie's Choice
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions.
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The Specialist -- Portrait of a Modern Criminal
Footage of the trial of Eichmann, from the early 1960s.
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A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion.
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June 1940. German troops are advancing on Paris. Odile, a widowed teacher, succumbs to the widespread panic and, with her two children, joins the exodus from the city. Philippe is on the cusp of adolescence, Little Cathy knows only that they are going South. After fifty kilometres, a German plane attacks, decimating the helpless refugees. Odile and her children lose everything. A shaven-headed youth appears from nowhere and leads them away from the carnage. His name is Yvan, he's seventeen years old. Cut off from the rest of the world and living in confined quarters, Odile and Yvan find themselves confronted with their own desires.
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Submarine X-1
After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.

Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.
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Taking Sides
An impassioned clash of art and politics lies at the heart of Taking Sides, a historical drama that resonates with timeless relevance. Director Istvan Szabo remained in his native Hungary during Soviet occupation, and that experience clearly informed his approach to this fact-based film about Wilhelm Furtwangler, the celebrated conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, who chose to remain in Germany as the Nazis rose to power. World War II has ended, and now Furtwangler (superbly played by Stellan Skarsgârd) must endure intense interrogation by Steve Arnold (Harvey Keitel), a pugnacious U.S. Army major assigned to root out Nazi collaborators. While the overzealous Arnold deals in moral absolutes, Furtwangler's embrace of art for art's sake opens him up to charges that he supported Hitler, intentionally or not, by naively believing that art and politics could remain separate in the cauldron of the Third Reich. Based on the play by Ronald Harwood.
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Tea With Mussolini
A story of civilized disobedience. With Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin
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The Story of Dr. Wassell
Gary Cooper plays the good Navy doctor who saved fighting men in Java. Adapted from the James Hilton book.

That Summer of White Roses
Guests at an isolated resort in Yugoslavia encounter Nazis during World War II in this provocative drama. The ending is something not be to missed. Starring Rod Steiger and Tom Conti.

Three Came Home
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she has many difficulties to face.
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The Thin Red Line
A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
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13 Rue Madeleine
O.S.S. agents and double agents struggle for crucial war secrets.
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Tiger Fangs
A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.

To Have and Have Not
A tough guy joins French freedom fighters and falls for a sultry drifter during World War II. By Ernest Hemingway.
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To Hell and Back
Audie Murphy (the most decorated soldier of WW II) stars in a very good war film based on his autobiography.
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To the Shores of Tripoli
Spoiled rich-kid John Payne joins the Marines.
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Tora! Tora! Tora!
"Tora! Tora! Tora!" is the Japanese signal to attack -- and the movie meticulously recreates the attack on Pearl Harbor and the events leading up to it. Opening scenes contrast the American and Japanese positions. Japanese imperialists decide to stage the attack. Top U.S. brass ignore it's possibility. Intercepted Japanese messages warn of it -- but never reach F.D.R.'s desk. Radar warnings are disregarded. Even the entrapment of a Japanese submarine in Pearl Harbor before the attack goes unreported. Ultimately the Day of Infamy arrives -- in the most spectacular, gut-wrenching cavalcade of action-packed footage ever. You'll see moments of unsurpassed spectacle and heroism: U.S. fighters trying to take off and being hit as they taxi; men blasted from the decks of torpedoed ships while trying to rescue buddies; savage aerial dogfights pitting lone American fliers against squadrons of Imperial war planes. It's the most dazzling recreation of America's darkest day -- and some of her finest hours.
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Torpedo Run
A submarine commander, Glenn Ford, stalks Japan's largest aircraft carrier, the giant Shinaru.

The Train
This is one of John Frankenheimer's breathless gems--all marvelous action that never lets up. Burt Lancaster plays a French train engineer during the waning days of the German occupation who tries to prevent Nazi colonel Paul Scofield from transporting a precious art collection back to Germany. Utilizing sabotage and cunning deception, Lancaster and his Resistance colleagues stall for time with the Allies on their way.
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Triumph of the Spirit
Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer (Dafoe) who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father (Loggia) and brother (Mandylor) were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight. Edward James Olmos also appears as a strong willed gypsy that is the leader of the prison factions.
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The Truce
This is the true story of Italian Jews returning home from Auschwitz after the war. It deals with their experiences in readjusting to life and their fears about what they will find at home.
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The Tuskegee Airmen
Featuring an all-star cast headed by Laurence Fishburne, fireballs of high speed air action explode off the screen in this exciting story of the "Fighting 99th," the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. Based on the true story.
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Twelve O'Clock High
Taut and compelling story of U.S. flyers in England, an officer replaced for getting too close with his men, and his successor who has the same problem. Includes actual WW II battle footage. Starring Gregory Peck.
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Two Women
Sophia Loren won a much-deserved Academy Award for her performance in this 1960 classic by neo-realist filmmaker Vittorio de Sica. A last-minute substitute for Anna Magnani, Loren reached deep within her own memories of wartime experiences for her portrait of a widow struggling to survive in battle-scarred Italy along with a teenage daughter (Eleonora Brown). The film begins with both women sharing romantic feelings toward a young man (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a story line disrupted by the ravages of World War II and the horrifying rape of both mother and daughter in a church by Allied Moroccan soldiers. The aftermath of this atrocity finds both characters dealing with even more, varying shades of grief, as the war seems to sap all that they had treasured and leaves them with only the bare bones of their emotional and physical survival.
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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
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Uncertain Glory
Errol Flynn stars as a French playboy who decides to give his life for his country. Directed by Raoul Walsh. Also starring Paul Lukas, Faye Emerson, and Jean Sullivan.

Set during the early days of World War II, "Underground" is an intriguing tale of danger and suspense set in Nazi Germany.
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Until They Sail
Courtroom drama set in World War II New Zealand, with Paul Newman. Sisters Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons, Sandra Dee, and Piper Laurie are involved in murder, love, and misery. Based on a James Michener story.

Up in Arms
Danny Kaye, Dana Andrews, Dinah Shore, and Margaret Dumus are featured in this film about a hypochondriac (Kaye) in the Army. Great songs help. This is Danny Kaye's first feature film and Virginia Mayo is one of the chorus girls.

Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
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Varian's War
This is the untold story of Varian Fry (William Hurt), a forgotten hero of World War II. He built an elaborate underground rescue network that managed to save some of the most influential cultural figures of our age. He saved artists (such as Marc Chagall), writers, and scientists. The safe arrival of these treasured individuals in the United States permanently changed the face of American culture and enriched all of our lives forever.
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Victory at Sea: The Legendary World War II Documentary
Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two.

Von Ryan's Express
Frank Sinatra leads an all star cast of P.O.W.s in a thrilling escape by freight train across Nazi-occupied Italy.
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The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Jack Lemmon stars in this part comedy, part drama about an old sailing ship used as a decoy during WW II. Entertaining, with plenty of laughs. With Ricky Nelson and John Lund.
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Wake Island
Considered Hollywood's first intelligent attempt to dramatize the deeds of an American force on the front, this movie recounts the thrilling WW II story of the handful of Marines who fought off an overwhelming Japanese land, sea, and air assault for 16 terrifying hours. Starring Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, and William Bendix. Nominated for an Oscar for their original screenplay were W.R. Burnett and Frank Butler.
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A Walk in the Sun
Great character study of men at war. An American battalion attacks a German hideout in Italy. Starring Dana Andrews, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges. Adapted from a Harry Brown novel.
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The Walls of Hell
Gateway to the bloodiest battle of the Philippines. The Japanese Imperial Navy plans their last stand of WWII in the thick walls and narrow streets of the walled city of Intramuros in the Philippines. American soldiers team with brave Filipino freedom fighters to fend them off and free the city.
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The War Lover
Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner are pilots in England, both in love with Anne Field. Great aerial photography. From a novel by John Hersey.
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Waterloo Bridge
Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor star in this love story about a soldier and a ballet dancer who meet during an air raid and fall in love. Based on a play by Robert E. Sherwood.
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We Dive at Dawn
Top-notch submarine tale, exploring people aboard as well as the mission to sink the German battleship. Great movie, starring John Mills.

When Hell Broke Loose
Charles Bronson stars in this tight and convincing story of the assassination attempt on General Eisenhower in World War II Europe.

When Trumpets Fade
In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning (Ron Eldard) reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees.
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Where Eagles Dare
Superior thriller about soldiers sent to free an American prisoner in a German mountain castle. Starring Richard Burton. Novel and script by Alistar MacLean. One of the best WW II movies.
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The Winds of War
Set against the backdrop of world events that led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, "The Winds of War" stars Robert Mitchum as Victor "Pug" Henry, a career naval officer who along with his family, learns to navigate the waters of his dangerous times in the late 1930s. While Germany expands and proceeds to seize several border countries, Italy attempts to establish a Fascist Colonial Empire under Mussolini and Japan prepares for a major battle with China. Meanwhile, the Henry clan finds itself drawn into the center of the conflict as they deal with the drama, romance, tragedy and heroism that lead to America's involvement in World War II.
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Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
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Wing and a Prayer
Thrilling action flick of courageous pilots aboard an aircraft carrier. The fine cast includes Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, Charles Bickford, Harry Morgan, and Cedric Hardwicke.
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WWII 60th Anniversary Collection
The Guns of Navarone/From Here to Eternity/The Bridge on the River Kwai

A Yank in the RAF
A vintage WW II film with Tyrone Power romancing Betty Grable in London. Lots of wonderful music from that era.
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Spectacular story of WW 2 romances between British women and U. S. soldiers. Starring Richard Gere, William Devane, Vanessa Redgrave, and Wendy Morgan. The songs are wonderful.
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The Young Lions
A truly great WW II movie, adapted by Edward Anhalt from Irwin Shaw's novel. Marlon Brando plays a kind Nazi officer, and Dean Martin and Montgomery Clift are U. S. soldiers. With Hope Lange, Barbara Rush, and Maximilian Schell
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World War II Films (Part 1)

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Vietnam War Destinations, Part 1

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The Literary Hootch, Part 1

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Vietnam War History, Part 1

Vietnam War History, Part 2

Vietnam War History, Part 3

Vietnam War History, Part 4

Vietnam War Research Material, Part 1

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Vietnam War Research Material, Part 3

Vietnam War Research Material, Part 4

Vietnam War Humor

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Vietnam War Quotations

Vietnam War Films

Vietnam War Fiction

Vietnam War Short Stories

Vietnam War Books, Part 1

Vietnam War Books, Part 2

World War II Films (Part 1)

World War II Films (Part 2)

Memories Are Like Clouds

A Saigon Party:
And Other Vietnam War Short Stories

That Year In Saigon:
A Screenplay

Barbie and Ken
Experience the War

A Pedicab Driver
Peddles Through History

A CIA Hired Wife
Bares Her Soul

The Vietnamese Rock Star
Interview on AFVN

Yolanda's Favorite Beggar

Saigon Rumors

General Westmoreland's Houseboy
(and VC Spy) Talks

The Library Card

A Saigon Warrior's Journal