WWII Classics (OLD& NEW) Part3

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1.
All Things Fair (1995)
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher... (130 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
2.
Inside the Third Reich (1982 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Adolf Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant... (300 mins.)
 
3.
Hitler (1962)
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Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in... (107 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
4.
Rotation (1949)
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The mechanic Behnke wants to join the Nazi party to secure a good living. However, after his Jewish neighbors have been taken away... (80 mins.)
 
5.
Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)
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Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland. (70 mins.)
Director: Gerhard Klein
 
6.
Matka Królów (1987)
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Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives... (127 mins.)
Director: Janusz Zaorski
 
7.
Hubal (1973)
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Based on a true story. After Poland is overrun by Axis forces in 1939, an officer and his remaining men decide to continue fighting the invaders alone, thereby becoming the first guerrillas of World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Poreba
 
8.
The Birthday (1980)
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The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939... (96 mins.)
 
9.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
10.
General Nil (2009)
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(125 mins.)
 
11.
Operacja Himmler (1979 TV Movie)
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(80 mins.)
 
12.
Secondløitnanten (1993)
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The old sea-captain retires, but the next day German WWII occupation of Norway begins. He then kisses his wife good-bye and is off to Army HQ... (102 mins.)
 
13.
Hamsun (1996)
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Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war. (159 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
14.
Nine Lives (1957)
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The movie takes place during World War II and depicts the true story of Jan Baalsruds amazing escape... (96 mins.)
Director: Arne Skouen
 
15.
Stukas (1941)
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This Nazi propaganda film details the exploits of a group of German Luftwaffe pilots flying Stukas--fighter-bombers--in the Battle of France in the early days of World War II. (101 mins.)
Director: Karl Ritter
 
16.
Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
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In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. (119 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
 
17.
Dunkirk (1958)
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. (134 mins.)
Director: Leslie Norman
 
18.
A Perfect Hero (1991 Mini-Series)
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Flying officer Hugh Fleming is shot down and badly burned during the battle of Britain in September 1940. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Forever and a Day (1943)
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During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family... (104 mins.)
 
20.
Special Section (1975)
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In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible. (118 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
21.
L'homme qui a sauvé Londres (1972 TV Movie)
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The true life story of Michel Hollard who saved London from being destroyed by the Nazis.
Director: Jean L'Hôte
 
22.
Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
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1941 in a small town in Nazi occupied France. Against the will of its elderly male and his adult niece residents... (88 mins.)
 
23.
Safe Conduct (2002)
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In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director... (170 mins.)
 
24.
The Army of Shadows (1969)
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An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France. (145 mins.)
 
25.
The Fallen (2003)
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The story of ordinary men during WWII as seen from three different points of View. (112 mins.)
Director: Ari Taub
 
26.
Jean Moulin (2002 TV Movie)
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(192 mins.)
Director: Yves Boisset
 
27.
Jean Moulin, une affaire française (2003 TV Movie)
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(180 mins.)
Director: Pierre Aknine
 
28.
Les Misérables (1995)
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Henri Fortin is poor and iliterate former boxer. Ziman is rich Jewish lawyer from Paris. During WWII... (175 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
29.
Lucie Aubrac (1997)
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A love story or a tale of the resistance, this poignant movie tells both the haunting story of a French... (115 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
30.
The Battle of the Rails (1946)
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This movie is a story about French railroad workers who were part of organized resistance during the German WW2 occupation. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
31.
Assignment in Brittany (1943)
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A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen. (96 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
32.
To Have and Have Not (1944)
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During WWII, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. (100 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
33.
The Train (1964)
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (133 mins.)
 
34.
Monsignor Renard (2000 Mini-Series)
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The story of the German occupation of France during World War II told through the eyes and experiences of a humble and extraordinary priest. (295 mins.)
 
35.
Shock Troops (1967)
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A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy. (110 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
 
36.
Guy Môquet, un amour fusillé (2008 TV Movie)
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(100 mins.)
 
37.
Miracle at Moreaux (1985 TV Movie)
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A French Catholic boarding school allows three Jewish children to take refuge at Christmas during the Nazi occupation. (58 mins.)
Director: Paul Shapiro
 
38.
La vie sera belle (2007 TV Movie)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Edwin Baily
 
39.
Soldier of Orange (1977)
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This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war... (152 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
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41.
The Notebook (2004)
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A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. (123 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
42.
Hero Bunker (1972)
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Following the torpedoing of the destroyer Elli on August 15, 1940 on Tinos by an Italian submarine, war was declared... (96 mins.)
 
43.
Battlefield Constantipole (1970)
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Dachau in 1965. Natasha Arseni missing over 20 years from Greece. Shortly before returning visits the former concentration camp... (136 mins.)
Director: Nikos Foskolos
 
44.
Night Ambush (1957)
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Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers. (104 mins.)
 
45.
SS Papanikolis (1971)
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The true story of the underwater action "Papanikolis" during the Greek-Italian war 1940-41. Commanded... (91 mins.)
 
46.
Performance (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Tales from Hollywood (1992)
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A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime...
 
47.
Last Battle of Hampton Gray (2005 TV Movie)
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Hampton Gray's cousin, filmmaker Ian Herring, reveals the untold story of the Canada's last Victoria Cross winner. (60 mins.)
Director: Ian Herring
 
48.
Proud (2004)
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The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews. (87 mins.)
Director: Mary Pat Kelly
 
49.
Lilli Marlene (1950)
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A French girl singer is captured by the Nazis, and made to broadcast for them. (74 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
50.
El Alamein - The Line of Fire (2002)
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War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa... (117 mins.)
Director: Enzo Monteleone
 
51.
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
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June 1942 El Alamein, Rommel Swept towards the River Nile, The fall Egypt and all important Suez Canal... (96 mins.)
 
52.
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
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"Yahia", a young man living in the cosmopolitan Alexandria during World War II. Between his dreams,... (133 mins.)
Director: Youssef Chahine
 
53.
From Two Men and a War (2005 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Robert Drew recounts his experience as a WWII fighter pilot, and his encounters with the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Ernie Pyle. (62 mins.)
Director: Robert Drew
 
54.
Churchill and the Generals (1979 TV Movie)
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The complicated relationship between Winston Churchill and the leaders of the British army during World War II. (180 mins.)
Director: Alan Gibson
 
55.
War Stories with Oliver North (2001 TV Series)
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British statesman Winston Churchill (1874-1965). (60 mins.)
 
56.
Hotel Meina (2007)
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How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces... (115 mins.)
Director: Carlo Lizzani
 
57.
Baciami piccina (2006)
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7th September 1943. The honest and reliable carabiniere Umberto is sent to escort the flamboyant con man Raoul Nuvolini from Terni to Venice... (111 mins.)
 
58.
Fear No Evil (1945)
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The life of Saint Benedict, the founder of Western Monasticism, taped at Subiaco and Montecassino Italy and Subiaco Arkansas. Hosted by Bob and Penny Lord. (87 mins.)
 
59.
Dieci italiani per un tedesco (Via Rasella) (1962)
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A cinematographic account of the reprisal ordered by the ruthless Austrian colonel Kappler in 1944 in Rome... (95 mins.)
 
60.
Ambush (1999)
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Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt... (123 mins.)
Director: Olli Saarela
 
61.
The Unknown Soldier (1955)
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It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment... (181 mins.)
Director: Edvin Laine
 
62.
The Unknown Soldier (1985)
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This film is the second silver screen adaption of the Finnish war book by Väinö Linna with the same name as the film... (199 mins.)
Director: Rauni Mollberg
 
63.
A Time of Destiny (1988)
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A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi's opera, "La Forza del Destino". (118 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
 
64.
The Cuckoo (2002)
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The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end. (99 mins.)
 
65.
Child of Mine (2005 TV Movie)
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An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill... (98 mins.)
Director: Jamie Payne
 
66.
Father of a Soldier (1965)
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During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son... (83 mins.)
Director: Rezo Chkheidze
 
67.
Tali-Ihantala 1944 (2007)
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The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force... (117 mins.)
 
68.
The White Bird Marked with Black (1971)
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Colourful 'optimistic tragedy' of a poor family in Ukraine, living in the Carpathian mountains near the Romanian border... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuri Ilyenko
 
69.
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
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Battle on Neretva known as the ''fourth offensive'' the most humane battle in World War II led by Yugoslav partisans... (175 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
70.
The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)
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The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle... (130 mins.)
Director: Stipe Delic
 
71.
Shors (1939)
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(140 mins.)
 
72.
Islands in the Stream (1977)
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An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII. (104 mins.)
 
73.
Summer of '42 (1971)
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
74.
The Last Armoured Train (2006 TV Series)
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(215 mins.)
Director: Zinoviy Royzman
 
75.
Baltiyskoe nebo - 1 seriya (1961)
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(89 mins.)
 
76.
Baltiyskoe nebo - 2 seriya (1960)
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(83 mins.)
 
77.
Blockade (2006 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
 
78.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
79.
The Doctor of Stalingrad (1958)
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After Stalingrad battle battalions of German prisoners were taken to concentration camps. To the 5110/47 comes the military medical Fritz Böhler. He tries to improve the prisoners conditions sometimes risking his life. (110 mins.)
Director: Geza Radvanyi
 
80.
The Blockhouse (1973)
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During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year. (93 mins.)
Director: Clive Rees
 
81.
They Fought for Their Country (1975)
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In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Red army protects the bridgehead of the... (137 mins.)
 
82.
Attack and Retreat (1964)
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Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II. (137 mins.)
 
83.
Zasieki (1983)
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Set in 1943, the film deals with the battle of Lenino, even though not openly stated. Central to the... (98 mins.)
 
84.
The Star (2002)
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During WW2 the Russian Army sent a special group named "Zvezda" to fight the Nazis in their backyard. (97 mins.)
Director: Nikolay Lebedev
 
85.
The Ascent (1977)
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In a freezing cold World War II winter, two pro-Soviet partisans - Sotnikov and Rybak - head off to find food for themselves and their compatriots... (111 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
86.
The Man with the Cross (1943)
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(72 mins.)
 
88.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (97 mins.)
 
89.
March of Millions (2007 TV Movie)
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In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee. (180 mins.)
Director: Kai Wessel
 
90.
Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945. (188 mins.)
 
91.
Dieppe (1993 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the failed World War II raid which became the most serious defeat of Canadian forces in the war.
Director: John N. Smith
 
92.
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004 TV Movie)
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A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
93.
Fooling Hitler (2004 TV Movie)
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The true story of the greatest deception of WW2: one which helped change the course of the war itself. (90 mins.)
Director: Philip Smith
 
94.
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
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Three companies of paratroopers travel in a deadly mission to France to prepare the drop zone for the airborne attack on the D-Day. They have to install an Eureka transmitter and searchlight to guide the planes in the Normandy invasion. (100 mins.)
 
95.
Ike: The War Years (1979 Mini-Series)
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Made-for-TV biography of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. (291 mins.)
 
96.
Ike: The War Years (1980 TV Movie)
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97.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
 
98.
1944 (2006)
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An old WWII veteran reflects back on the events he experienced during his fight in the Battle of the Bulge... (98 mins.)
 
99.
A Midnight Clear (1992)
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This WW2 psychological drama plays out at Christmas. US GIs hold an isolated cabin in the Ardennes against a handful of Germans cut off from their main force. Combat-weary and short of rations, both sides are determined to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Keith Gordon
 
100.
Yalta: Peace, Power and Betrayal (2003 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Lisa Gewerth