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Neil

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Re: Greatest war films... ever!
« on: April 05, 2014, 04:56:40 PM »

16.50 hours............WHERE EAGLES DARE.......just starting on channel 24........be there or be square...............don't interrupt me for the next 3 hours 10 minutes, thanks............ %% %% %% %% :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 05:09:42 PM »


Das Boot  or  Saving private Ryan
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 05:13:48 PM »

Glory
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 05:19:09 PM »


Das Boot  or  Saving private Ryan


didn't understand that das boot......spoke in some foreign language..... {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 06:16:07 PM »

Kelly's Heros
 
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 06:39:42 PM »

Still got to be The Great Escape for me.
It's my favourite marching band tune, loved it when the RAF Central band played it at the Diamond jubilee parade with me and my fellow RAFies marching behind them :-))
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 06:52:57 PM »

C in C Home Forces vote would be for Clint Eastwood, so either Where Eagles Dare or Kellys Hero's would both be fine  :embarrassed:
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 07:12:00 PM »

Hi,
Think I will go for Gettysburg  :-))
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 08:10:29 PM »

Martin beat me to it, spot on!
Mind you I have been lucky and have never been in conflict. If I had I might take a different view. :D :D
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 08:38:02 PM »

 O0 Its an oldie but the message is great "All quiet on the western front" the 1930s version . O0 O0 
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 09:39:51 PM »

Kelly's Heroes
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 09:47:56 PM »


Das Boot  or  Saving private Ryan


and The Eagle has landed , and The Longest Day..  :-))

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 10:05:49 PM »

Ice cold in Alex
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 10:39:27 PM »

Stanley |Baker and |Michael Caine brilliant in "Zulu"  I saw this film before it was on general release
on HMS Leopard at sea off South Africa and seen it scores of time since

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2014, 11:41:36 PM »

I have spoken to veterans who were on the Normandy Landings,and have been told by more than one  that the opening 15 minutes of the film "Saving Private Ryan" were about as near to what it was like on the beach,as you will ever see.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2014, 12:38:19 AM »

for me 'Battle of the Bulge' and 'Battle of Britain'
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2014, 09:31:48 PM »

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I have spoken to veterans who were on the Normandy Landings,and have been told by more than one  that the opening 15 minutes of the film "Saving Private Ryan" were about as near to what it was like on the beach,as you will ever see.
Mick F

Not seen 'Saving Private Ryan' but I have visited Omaha Beach on several occasions and from the top it is very clear indeed just what an appalling task the Americans had in assaulting the German defences. The American Cemetery overlooking the beach is something that no visitor will ever forget.

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 08:36:03 AM »

Tough one! Battle of Britain was the first to spring to mind (it made a big impression when I first saw it - I think I was about 14) but Das Boot and Kelly's Heroes must be up there. Still haven't seen Saving Private Ryan - must rectify that.
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2014, 09:22:49 AM »

Hi,

In Saving Private Ryan it was a pity that they used the wrong Landing Craft!

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2014, 09:52:08 AM »

Still haven't seen Saving Private Ryan - must rectify that.

If you get the opportunity, watch it on a big screen with a 5.1 sound-surround system. You will be ducking involuntarily.  %)

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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2014, 10:01:31 AM »

Still haven't seen Saving Private Ryan - must rectify that.

Yes, the first 15 minutes will leave you literally out of breath!
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2014, 10:59:29 AM »

Hmm...tough call.


(In no particular order...)

Das Boot
Crimson Tide.
Battle of  Britain
A Piece of Cake
Aces High
In Which We Serve
And finally...Zulu




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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2014, 12:04:20 PM »

saving private ryan and the follow up series band of brothers. very moving
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2014, 12:30:31 PM »

  yes band of brothers every time    regiment
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Re: Re: Greatest war films... Ever!
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2014, 11:29:43 PM »

How about ' Letters from Iwo Jima'.Enemy at the gates'.'Das Boot and  'Saving private Ryan'.

Uh yes and 'Enemy Below'
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