Category Archives: WWII

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Submarine Base (1943)

Jim Taggert, a ships engineered is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, a gangster who was running away from trouble at home. Jim finds out Morgan is in league with the Nazis and he’s been selling them weapons.

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Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)

If you haven’t, you should watch A Matter of Life and Death. It was released in the US under the title of Stairway to Heaven. It’s a charming story about a pilot who dies after being shot down in a plane and whether love can save him. It’s got David Niven and a very cute Kim Hunter. This is a charming story. One interesting thing is that like the Wizard of Oz, it’s shot in color and black and white, but the scenes on Earth are in color and heaven is in black and white.

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Long Voyage Home, The (1940)

Working from quartet of Eugene O’Neill plays, John Ford created a hauntingly dark dramatic universe, populated with his usual stock company of players augmented by John Wayne in the role of the na├»ve Swedish sailor Olsen.

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Stranger, The (1946)

Edward G. Robinson pursues a nazi war criminal named Franz Kindler. He thinks it’s the kindly college professor played by Orson Welles. Only a dead man can link him to the crimes… or is it his own obsessions that will finally be his undoing. If you haven’t caught this film, this is a keeper in the realm of public domain films.

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Green Glove, The (1950)

Glenn Ford stars as an American paratrooper GI who travels to France after the end of WWII to try and recover a jewel encrusted glove that had been stolen from a country church during the war. His quest leads him to a beautiful young tour guide (Geraldine Brooks), and a Nazi collaborator (George Macready) whom he had fought during the war. The movie was shot mostly on location in France and Monaco.

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Prisoners of War Betrayed (2007)

The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War

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Beachhead to Berlin (1945)

Beachhead to Berlin is a 1945 film about the D-day landings shot by Coast Guard photographers. It centers on the activities of the Coast Guard on D-day and has some really good Technicolor footage of the invasion.

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To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

67 years ago today, Marines took Surubachi and got the upper hand in the battle of Iwo Jima during WWII. This is a 1945 Technicolor film by the US government about the events of that day. Four of the cameramen that shot this film died, including Bill Genaust who shot the famous flag raising.

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We Dive at Dawn (1943)

The British submarine Sea Tiger docks after an unsuccessful patrol and the skipper (John Mills) and his crew are given a week’s leave. They each head off for their chosen destination. However, all arrangements are cancelled as a recall order is issued to return to the sub. Back at sea, the crew find out that the Sea Tiger is on a top secret mission to find and destroy Nazi Germany’s latest battleship, the Brandenburg.