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Keeping them constantly on the run and when they would reach one of the many forts they had built all over the Ethiopian countryside attacking them all night long, stopping them from having any peace - in the end forcing a lot of the Italian regiments to surrender despite their far superior numbers. It reminded me a lot of John Marsden's fictional Tomorrow, When the War Began series which featured a group of Australian teenagers making guerilla style attacks on an invading force in mostly outback Australia - attacking convoys, blowing up bridges, picking off soldiers one by one without alerting the majority of the force to their prescence.

May 20, Hilmi Isa rated it liked it Shelves: perang-dunia , read-by-theme. Mission merupakan sebuah sisi sejarah Perang Dunia Kedua yang amat jarang sekali diperbincangkan. Apabila membicarakan mengenai perang besar tersebut,pasti ramai antara kita yang memikirkan mengenai Nazi Jerman,serangan ke atas Pearl Harbour oleh Jepun,dan peperangan antara kapal-kapal perang di Lautan Pasifik. Tahukah anda bahawa terdapat juga pertempuran atau peperangan kecil yang melibatkan tentera British dan Itali di Ethiopia?

Buku ini sebenarnya lebih merupakan sebuah biografi mini meng Mission merupakan sebuah sisi sejarah Perang Dunia Kedua yang amat jarang sekali diperbincangkan. Buku ini sebenarnya lebih merupakan sebuah biografi mini mengenai lima orang tentera Australia yang berkhidmat di Ethiopia,di bawah pemerintahan tentera British. Mereka diarahkan untuk melatih pasukan gerila yang terdiri dari kalangan rakyat Ethiopia sendiri dan melaksanakan tugas-tugas sabotaj dan peperangan gerila ke atas kedudukan atau garrison tentera Itali,yang ketika itu menguasai Ethiopia. Tindakan mereka ini merupakan sebahagian usaha British untuk mengembalikan Haile Selassie ,maharaja Ethiopia,kembali bertakhta di dalam negara yang penuh sejarah itu.

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Anderson is currently reading it Aug 30, PG min Biography, Drama, History. Gregory Peck stars as the legendary general, covering his career from military governor of the Phillipines, through his eventual return to the islands and the eventual surrender of Japan. Peck does a masterful job of portraying the man, beloved and hated. He shows the political squabbles to get men and material, as well as Macarthur's own propensity for self-glorification. It isn't quite as accomplished as Patton, but does a pretty good job. Approved 95 min Drama, War.

In , after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.


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Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders. Votes: 3, John Wayne stars in this account of the Filippino resistance to the Japanese, along with US soldiers who escaped the surrender of US forces. As with most John Wayne films, it's more about heroics than history.

PG min Adventure, Drama, War. After settling his differences with a Japanese P. The film, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle who also wrote Planet of the Apes , follows a group of British prisoners, following the surrender of Singapore. They are tasked to provide labor for the building of a bridge. Alec Guinness won the Oscar for his portrayal of the colonel who forces the Japanese to respect the Geneva conventions, but becomes obsessed with building the bridge properly, to give pride and discipline to his men.

He is blind to his failure until the very end. Outstanding film!. The Second World War experiences of brave women recruited as undercover agents behind enemy lines. Stars: Jane Asher , Michael J. Jackson , Kate Buffery , Jane Snowden. British tv series about women agents of the Special Operations Executive.

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The women infiltrated German-occupied territory and sent back radio messages, with intelligence data. The bravery of these agents cannot be overstated. Votes: 6, French film about women who were recruited by the SOE and others to become agents in occupied territories. G 89 min Action, Drama, War.


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Lesser-known film about the British commando raid on the harbor at Saint-Nazare. Lloyd Bridges is a Canadian officer who drills his men until they drop, to prevent the losses he experienced in previous raids. The film gets the main elements of the raid correct a ship is packed with explosives and rammed into a drydock to destroy it, using delayed fuses but diverts heavily from fact. The film is a bit uneven, but has many good moments. Approved 88 min Drama, War.

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In , an American claiming to be Canadian volunteers for the British Army's paratroop school. Alan Ladd stars in this film, about an American in the British Paratroop Regiment, who takes part in a raid to seize German radar secrets, based on Operation Biting. The film was directed by Terence Young, who would go on to give life to James Bond. Approved 88 min Action, Adventure, Drama.

They experience a horrible defeat, which shatters morale. Burton tries to rebuild his men, via a series of commando raids against German supply points, culminating in a major raid on a German airfield. James Mason reprises his role as Rommel in a cameo. Passed min Drama, History, War. In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. Spencer Tracy stars as Col. James Doolittle, while Van Johnson portrays the captain of one of the key bombers.

The daring raid featured the launch of B bombers from the USS Hornet, who then attacked points in mainland Japan, eventually ditching their planes in China and Russia. The film follows the training for the carrier launch, the attack, and the evasion of the Japanese, with aid from Chinese villagers. TV series, which follows a group of raiders as they harass the German's in North Africa.

The series was loosely based upon the exploits of the Long Range Desert Group, the SAS, and Popski's Private Army, who carried out reconnaissance and harassment raids on Axis supply lines and airfields. PG min Action, Drama, History.


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  7. Votes: 16, One of the last of the epic WWII films, featuring a notable cast. The film immediately follows the Battle of the Coral Sea, where a naval task force stymied Japanese adavances into the Indian Ocean. The USS Yorktown, badly damaged in the battle, limps home, to be repaired and immediately turned around. The film features the efforts of the codebreakers who discovered the plan to attack Midway, as well as the initial Japanese planning. It then follows the race to locate the Japanese fleet and engage it before it can launch its attack on Midway.

    There is a subplot about a young pilot who is engaged to be married to a Nissei woman, who has been interred. The subplot tends to pull you out of the events, though they get points for highlighting the Japanese internment. The film is rather long and tends to test your patience, before getting to the meat of the battle.

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    The tv version featured additional scenes revolving around Heston and his lover, played by Susan Sullivan. On a personal level, he has an extramarital affair with his driver Kay Summersby.

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    Robert Duvall stars as Gen Dwight Eisenhower in this tv mini-series. The production follows Ike as he provides a report critical of Allied efforts and soon finds himself with the job of supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe. It then follows him through the landings in North Africa, the Italian campaign and the landings at Normandy, up to the German surrender.

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    A major focus is upon his relationship with Kay Sommersby, his British driver and rumored lover. Excellent series that needs to be made available on DVD. Approved min Action, Drama, War. WW2 drama that follows the lives of three young men, one German and two Americans, during wartime.

    This film juxtaposes the tale of three men, over the course of the war. Montgomery Cliff is an American Jew who fights anti-Semitism in the army, as well as fighting the Germans.

    Dean Martin is a friend who comes to Cliff's aid. Excellent film that looks at the psychological side of the war, rather than heroics. This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

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    Fine film about the Manhattan Project, the development of the Atomic Bomb. R min Adventure, Drama, Thriller. Wolfgang Peterson's film also a tv mini-series about the crew of a U-Boat and their operations at sea. We get tense, claustrophobic scenes of life on a submarine at war, including potential death, watching as arrogance and youthful hubris are filed away against the grindstone of combat experience. The submarine model was later reused for Raiders of the Lost Ark. Approved 93 min Drama, War.