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The Fleet That Came to Stay (1945)

 -  Documentary | Short | War  -  26 July 1945 (USA)
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The best "live action" naval combat film I have ever seen!
21 May 2003 | by (Williamston, MI) – See all my reviews

Tremendous film. Even though it lasts twenty minutes or so, you'll never forget it once you've seen it. Some of the most spectacular live-action battle sequences ever. The finest collection of kamikaze attack footage out there. The film is well narrated and masterfully edited, with a powerful, dynamic sound track. "The Fleet That Came To Stay" was originally released as a war bond drive film in black and white. I was fortunate enough to inherit a good quality 16mm original print, so am very familiar with it. There are several unforgettable sequences, particularly one scene where a bomb tears loose from a plane making a "deck trap" on an aircraft carrier, bounces along the runway past several groups of military personnel without exploding and finally falls over the edge of the boat. Unbelievable! The film also mentions staggering "shot down" statistics as part of the narrative. The final scene before "The End" and "Please buy war bonds..." will burn itself into your memory! My print is the only one I've ever seen; that is, I've never come across a VHS video or DVD copy anywhere. Too bad. It is possible a negative or print may have been preserved in the National Archives. Check it out if you're interested in obtaining a copy of this historic film.


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