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Description: At 15 he and his family became victims of state terror. At 16 he became a freedom warrior to participate in the 1956 Revolution vs Soviet oppression. At 17 he is betrayed and arrested by the dreaded Secret Police (AVH). Actually he has to spend the remainder of his life in a political prison, named Hell's Hallway, to reach the legal age of 18 before his death penalty can be carried out. Peter Mansfeld was 18 when he was unjustly executed by the totalitarian regime of Hungary. Today he is remembered as one of the national heroes of Hungary.
Description: The movie was set in Russia during Globe Fight II and is about a 5 year old woman searching for her partisan leader father while escaping from the Nazis. Nazis, trying to catch 5 years old woman to create her their hostage, because her father is the Soviet partisan commander, and young man trying to save her. For some time, when tiny baby was lost in the forest alone or when Nazis finally caught two kids your hope is almost broken.
Description: Eric, a brilliant young German officer, is transfered back to Berlin.His superior officer says him about his fresh assignment on the Russian front and then invites him to a luxurious villa. Gathered in the mansion are the most pretty women: the army's unique services should enroll for the pleasure of its returning heroes.Eric is stupefied to recognize Renata among the women, who are all ready and willing to create love with any officer present. Not many years ago, while still students, Renata and Eric had been very much in love. After making love in a room place at their disposal, Renata says him that she had no choice but to agree joining the units as an official camp follower: her father's survival depended on it. The following morning, Renata leaves in a unique women's convoy for Eastern frontwhere they are scheduled to entertain hard-pressed officers and men. Will Eric and Renata's love survive those adventures?
Description: This documentary follows the Afghan point of the U.S Navy's Ordinance Disposal Android Unit during their deployment in 2011, hunting down IEDs and disposing or detonating them. All of their missions included a camera crew, which became an integral part of the point on few opportunities
Description: Future "first couple" Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis made their only joint movie appearance in Hellcats of the Navy. Ronnie plays Casey Abbott, commander of a WW2 submarine, while Nancy portrays navy nurse Helen Blair, Abbott's off-and-on girlfriend. During a delicate point in which his sub is ordered to retrieve a revolutionary fresh Japanese mine, Abbott is forced to leave frogman Wes Barton (Harry Lauter) behind to save the rest of his crew. But Abbott's second-in-command Don Landon (Eduard Franz) is convincing that Abbott's sacrifice of Barton was due to the fact that the dead boy had been amorously pursuing Helen.
Description: During the bloody fight in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian troops are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the cash for the British girl who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Description: Captain Edward Hall returns to the USA after two years in a prison camp in the korean war. In the camp he was brainwashed and helped the Chinese convince the another prisoners that they were fighting an unjust war. When he comes back he is charged for collaboration with the enemy. Where does loyalty end in a prison camp, when the camp is a living hell?
Description: Five broken cameras – and every one has a strong tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the storyline of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil’in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli units encroached upon its land to create room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, and a wall is built to segregate burgeoning Israeli settlements.
Description: Spend time on both sides of Globe Fight I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colourful "flying circus" of Fokker warrior planes, during the time from his comeback at the fight front to his death in combat. On the another side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.
Description: After Captain Murphy lost some of his boys on his last point to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and terrible dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go back to Mexico to support Mexican folks slaving for Salvatore, a rich drug dealer, he gotta test a fresh technology plane to receive there. The plane is technically advanced with a fresh security luxury named 'Active Stealth'. Murphy and his boys receive aboard the 'Active Stealth', piloted by Hollywood who dreams of being an actor and embark to Mexico. The action never stops from then on when Salvatore sends his boys in to block them from getting through.
Description: This documentary film is about the war of San Pietro, a tiny village in Italy. Over 1,100 US troops were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the method for the Allied forces from the Germans.
Description: In 1943, during the midst of Globe Fight II, a serial murderer appears in the Blue Division, volunteer body of Spanish troops who fought on the Russian front with German troops. After finding the body of a Spanish soldier who has been stuck in the shoulder and has a knife inscription ("Look at God looking at you"), an investigation is initiated by the soldier in charge Arturo Andrade, police inspector who takes the job with accuracy and professionalism, aided by Sergeant Estrada. They start to suspect that behind this murder dark secrets of the past are hidden .
Description: During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Units nurse, a priest and a group of local children, test to create their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
Description: During the Korean Fight Lt. Sam Pryor volunteers his platoon to escort Greek units to perform a reconnaissance point behind Communist lines. Due to his Greek heritage Pryor is initially proud to accompany the Greek contingent but his feelings change to scorn and mistrust when what he believes is cowardice shown by the Greek troops and their leaders effects in the near annihiliation of his own platoon. An uneasy alliance is maintained between the US and Greek units as the enemy's real objective is learned.
Description: An animated short movie by Canadian director Michèle Cournoyer explores the impact of fight on women, their bodies and their families. Bringing a feminist sensibility to a contemporary issue, it looks at what happens when fight insinuates itself inside the very being of a woman—she who once gave life.
Description: This documents the relentless advance of Germany's mighty military machine, as Hitlers armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg strategies and spread through the Rineland,Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland
Description: The sixth movie illustrates Japan's occupation of China, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek's stirring address before congress, the rape of Naking, the nice 2,000 mile migration, and Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers.
Description: Oscar champion William Wyler directed this 1944 "newsdrama," narrated by Lieut. Robert Taylor, USNR (Bataan), and photographed in zones of combat by the U.S. Navy. The movie follows one of the many fresh aircraft carriers built since Pearl Harbor, known as THE FIGHTING LADY in honor of all American carriers, as it goes into action vs the Japanese in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. See the ship and its pilots undergo their baptism of fire, attacking the Japanese base on Marcus Island.
Description: In July 1942, in the Second Globe War, the rearguard of the Russian units protects the bridgehead of the Don River vs the German units while the retreating Russian units cross the bridge. While they transport back to the Russian zone through the countryside, the troops present their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.
Description: In the Warsau Ghetto of 1943, one man's struggle to hold his family together leads him to the ultimate crisis of faith, and one final possibility at redemption. Written by legendary 'Twilight Zone' creator, Rod Sterling.
Description: Djuro is a Romany, he has a large, satisfied family, and earns a living appearing in Serbian porn films. And it's through his sarcastic perspective that we follow the storyline of the Croatian fight veteran Martin. He falls in love with a pretty woman who plays Tiny Red Riding Hood in a porn ver of the fairy tale. She is also a prostitute. To be with her, Martin has to purchase her from her pimp. A tragicomic storyline of love in a globe where it seems all human values are place up for sale or destined for cynical destruction
Description: In 1941, The advancing Japanese units captures a lot of British zone very quickly. The boys are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the girls and kids of the British.
Description: A boy stays alone with his kids in a half demolished house in the middle of a desolate field. His wife has just been killed by a grenade in a military battle. He is expecting a fresh attack. Instead a wandering caravan named Circus Fantasticus stops by the house. They bring along the dying director of the circus. Is it possible for anything pretty to happen in a landscape of fight and death? Can life go on? Is it possible to realize that death does not exist?
Description: Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam Fight buddies, who slash his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese troops stranded there since Globe Fight II. They nurse him back to health and he is taught martial arts and the art of the samurai. Back in the States, his treacherous pals, Marelli and Maghee, test their loot and viciousness to muscle their method into Los Angels mafia turf.
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I read the ebook in 1970 or so when I was in the Army, I thought the film was cute well balanced. The ebook begins with Huie visiting the "Dishonored Dead" section of the US Oise-Aisne Cemetery in France where Slovik was initially buried-his remains were repatriated in 1987. The creator keeps asking why only one death sentence carried out and why Slovik, why if the purpose was to create an example of him was the execution carried out in secrecy. From there he goes into Slovik's troubled youth, his criminal record which initially protected him from the draft. But as the Drill Sergeant says him and his fellow recruits in Basic, "You guys are the bottom of the barrel. But actually the heat's one, Uncle Same needs bodies, and the bottom of that barrel is starting to look mighty good." Armies-and the governments they serve-have a funny method of lowering their standards as fights drag on. The official name of the Draft in the USA was (and is) Selective Service, by 1943 they were a lot less selective. Slovik was a nice example of what WWII GIs named "The Sad Sack" (in my day, 1967-1971, a "dud", in civilianese we might tell a loser. One poster told Slovik gambled and lost, a very apt description. He repeatedly declared he would desert if given the chance, he was given a possibility to redeem himself, he refused-I can clearly recall the stage where he says the JAG officer "I wish my court martial." Eisenhower hoped he should equal Pershing's record of no executions for desertion, but as the creator notes he had a lot of another things on his plate. The creator notes the court martial was made up of rear echelon officers, he notes the presence of some combat arms officers would have been better but they were otherwise engaged. I recall the stage where the president of the court reads the written secret ballots, realizes the vote is unanimous for death, says the others "Let's have other cigarette and think about this."Worth watching, very real to the source, this is one you watch and you draw your own conclusions.
This is a movie that will leave you crying, mad and filled with righteous indignation, as it should.Of the thousands of GI's who deserted during WW2, only one, Eddie Slovik, paid the ultimate price. His storyline is one of sheer terrible luck on an appalling scale. Having done time for a minor offence (it was Grand Theft Auto), Slovik is determined to place the past behind him and begin afresh. He gets a job, finds a wife and settles down, satisfied in the knowledge that his prison record means he's a 4F when it comes to military service. But when the units changes the guidelines and he registers as 1A, he finds himself in a case he's emotionally unable to cope with.Eddie Slovik could never have been on the front line. He was terrified of guns and at boot camp they had to hack to receive him through the rifle range. Right from the begin it was clear this was not the sort of boy any soldier would wish defending his rear, since he was incapable of doing it. Despite this, he was sent into Europe after the D-Day landings. Separated from his platoon he found a niche for himself as a forager for a Canadian unit and there, frankly, he could have stayed. When ordered back to his own unit, which was on the front line, he deserted, having made his case plain. It's a downhill run from there.The movie uses current letters written by Slovik and comments from folks who knew him to fill out the background of this tragic story. Sheer terrible timing, combined with a belief that no one would see the sentence through (since it had never been down before) contributes to the film's heartbreaking conclusion.Martin Sheen's performance is stunning. He manages to capture the pathos, fear, confusion and final terrified resignation of the boy in the face of the inevitable. Slovik is the victim of fate and circumstance; the tiny guy, fully unprepared for the globe in which he finds himself, more than willing to apply those skills he does possess to the fight effort, but incapable of fulfilling what the units demands of him. While you can appreciate the army's need to create a point, you are left with the unalterable conclusion that here they picked the wrong man.This movie left me feeling extremely angry, and it's a rare one that does that. It also made me wish to search out more about the circumstances surrounding the happenings and I was pleasantly surprised to search the film, by and large, stuck to historical fact.Highly recommended.
I was there when Slovik was murdered. I heard very several GIs condemning Slovik. Eisenhower received universal criticism for his cowardly decision. Making an example of someone seldom has the desired effect. I was a M/Sgt but saw the dire consequences of Commisioned Officers' decisions costing many lives unnecessarily. None of them were ever court martialled for that.. Slovik's not fighting cost less lives than Officers' mistakes. I test to remember only the Nice things of that Fight as several as they are. I watched the film only a short while and it brought back so many terrible memories I couldn't watch the rest. Since then, I don't watch fight movies, the True thing can never be portrayed via the Media.
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