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Favorite War Movies + Books(LOL Recon)

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Favorite War Movies + Books(LOL Recon)
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 3:53 PM
ok lets let this new category showcase them all
Movoes
Saving Private Ryan
To Hell and Back
Platoon
Apocalypse Now (Redux)
Full Metal Jacket Eight Ball [8] died ahhh!!!
Blakc hawk Down
Jakob the Liar
Band of Brothers
When trumpets Fade
Batle Of the Buldge
the dirty dozen
Patton
The Thin Red line (both versions)
The Deer Hunter (Bet you most of you cant say youve seen that one)
Any of oliver stones vietnam movies
fourth of july (so we have an exception)
This bosian movei about hte serbian/bosnian war, two guys stuck in a trench, forgot the name

Books
The Thin Red Line
Crosss Of Iron
A rumor of war
Horn of africa
Heart of daarkness (that is kinda a war book, same meanings)
The Iliad (cant forget thousand year old literature)
Red badge of courage


I'll add more later but i forgot so many of them (they arnt in order of how i like them)
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Posted by shermanfreak on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:03 PM
OK...I'll jump in here...but without anything W.W.II in the movies...already mentioned in last survey

Movies:
Gettysburg
Glory
We Were Soldiers
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Black Hawk Down

Books:
Bible (lots of battles)
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Green Beach (reads like an action novel....but most true)
Killer Angels
Gods and Generals
The Last Full Measure
Sharpe's (full series)

Made for T.V.:
Sharpe's Rifles (et al)
The Civil War

H.M. & G.B.
Shermanfreak


Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:53 AM
Last year I read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by William Shirer. A very gripping account of Hitler's rise. I also managed to get through Richard Rhodes' "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" - very apropos in light of current events.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:35 PM
i want more literature and movies for the meditareanean area, african area, italian involvment, adn the whole british austrailian thing with the japanese so they would be some interesting models, butn one except for hte fsm meditareanean thing, a very good article. ill check out your stuff
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 3:07 PM
Last year there was an excellent 10 piece drama on called Band of brothers.If you have not seen it yet go and hire it out.
One of my favourite books would be WAR OF THE RATS.Its based on true events that happened between a German and a russian sniper.
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Posted by paulnchamp on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 5:24 PM
It's not exactly a war move (well, it IS Cold War) but I think
"The Hunt for Red October" should be in there. Great flick.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:38 AM
My favourite wartime movies are :
"a bridge too far" "the longest day" and "the great escape"
I know nearly everyone has seen them on tv every christmas - but I still enjoy them every time !
Later,
Darren.

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:25 PM
How come I'm not surprised to see this thread? LOL!! Smile [:)]

I'll have to add a couple - non-WWII movies of course. Wink [;)]

We Were Soldiers - awesome movie. I guess what makes this movie awesome is the story, the actual events. Regardless of one's views on America's involvement in Vietnam, you really have to respect and admire those soldiers for what they went through those couple of days.

Platoon
K19 - Widowmaker
Thirteen Days

The last two are arguably not technically war movies, but one had a submarine and the other dealt with missiles. Good enough for me. Wink [;)]

Then there was the A&E show - Horatio Hornblower. There was something about it - I absolutely loved this show.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 24, 2003 1:58 PM
hey your thread was limited i had to expand it a little, but ill give you the cred
ill add platoon too

gladiator
oh how bout games i get a lot of resources frpmm games like bf1942 and mohaa, i know 65 yr oldss that play it
im done
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 30, 2003 11:39 AM
How about TNN's "Rough Riders" Books "South to Java" "Commander Prince USN" "Search for the Gray Wolf"( seeking German u-boats) The fleet the gods forgot. The lonely ships , little ship big war

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