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  • Member since
    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Periscope Films
Posted by John3M on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 8:59 AM

As a retuning modeler im gathering a few models and in the process i watch, actually have watched for years, WW2 films and documentarie. Im familiar with a few producers of films but thought i would ask what documentary you watch thinking im certain i am missing a few good ones.

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:01 AM

One that is hard to find but worth it is the British 1950's film "the Cruel Sea". It closely follows the book, which I have always considered one of the finest about the war.

 

Of course the "Victory at Sea" series was superb, with wonderful music written by Richard Rogers.

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    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Saturday, May 6, 2023 9:38 AM

Yes ive seen Victory at Sea excellent documentar. as I mentioned in my first post my uncle was a pow in China during WW2 we watched it together and he would make comments on the videos he was familiar with from first hand experience. 

 

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Friday, June 9, 2023 8:31 PM

My Father would almost never watch any of the documenteries, movies, or T.V. shows from WWII.  If I happen to be in the living room watching one on the T.V., he would just leave the room.  It was a rare thing if he ever made a small comment about what was on.

I remember one scene on Victory at Sea, where they showed film of a British carrier in hte North Atlantic during a bad stor,  The carrier actually went bow down into a massive wave that swept over the entire flight deck.  Fortunately the deck had been completely cleared, otherwise they would have lost whatever aircraft might have been on the flight deck.

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    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 9:38 AM

I loved Cruel Sea- book and movie.

 

I found a sale on a set of DVDs for Victory at sea.  I still see the set advertised now and then.  Plus I have a CD with some of the music.

 

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    April 2023
  • From: New mexico
Posted by John3M on Sunday, October 8, 2023 5:22 PM

I seem to recall back in the 50s when you went to the walk in theatre we had double features and some kind of newsreel i dont recall if it was war related or just news...

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