Tag Archives: World war II

Carol for Another Christmas (1964) Rated NR

A man grieves for his son who died twenty years ago at Christmas during World War II. Starring Sterling Hayden, Eva Marie Saint, and Ben Gazzara. This film was produced as a special for the United Nations, and it was sponsored … Continue reading

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Man in an Orange Shirt (PBS) Rated TV-14

Two couples, one living in the post-WWII era and the other in present day, deal with the challenges in their lives. Starring Julian Morris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. I was unsure about this miniseries as the couples are gay, but … Continue reading

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Malaya (1949) Rated NR

A newspaperman convinces the government to steal rubber from the Japanese. Starring Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, and Valentina Cortese. This is a compelling story of a disreputable man who says that he can smuggle rubber out of British Malaya. Although it’s a … Continue reading

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No Place on Earth (2012) Rated PG-13

A cave exploration in Ukraine discovers a place where World War II survivors lived. Starring Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, and Sonia Dodyk. This is a great documentary that showcases human perseverance. During World War II a group of Jews lived in … Continue reading

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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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Battle Hymn (1957) Rated NR

 A bomber pilot turned minister rejoins the service during the Korean War.  Based on the true story of  Colonel Dean E. Hess and his book, Battle Hymn, 1956 autobiography. Starring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Alan Hale Jr. This film is unlike any … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Rated R

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, one of the first conscientious objector who earned Medal of Honor during the Battle of Okinawa. Starring Andrew Garfield, Richard Pyros, Jacob Warner, Hugo Weaving Hacksaw Ridge highlights the battle where Pfc. Doss earned … Continue reading

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The Nun’s Story (1959) Rated PG

Sister Luke struggles with her faith through crisis, disappointments, and WWII.  Based on the novel by Kathryn Hulme. Starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans, Colleen Dewhurst. This remarkable, heart-rending film reveals the inner struggle of a young nun as … Continue reading

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Hotel Berlin (1945) Rated NR

At the end of WWII, a member of the German underground escapes the Gestapo by hiding in the Hotel Berlin. Based on the book, Hotel Berlin ’43 by Vicki Baum. Starring Faye Emerson, Helmut Dantine, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre. This … Continue reading

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Home Fires (PBS) Rated NR

This series follows a group of women in a small English village during World War II. Based on the book Jambusters by Julie Summers. Starring Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell, Claire Price, Daniel Ryan, Claire Rushbrook, Daisy Badger, Frances Grey, Fenella Woolgar, Leanne Best, Mark Bazeley, Leila Mimmack, Ed Stoppard This … Continue reading

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