Veterans return to Normandy on the 50th anniversary of D-Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

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Amos and Cyril are a pair of British veterans from WWII, going back to Normandy 50 years after D-Day to visit an old buddy's grave. There, they run into Waldo, an American WWII vet. And both Waldo and Cyril run into a French woman they were both enamored of in their soldiering days and begin squabbling over her. Waldo's son and daughter-in-law are putting up with him and each other. And the entire group meet up with a woman who has come to visit the grave of her brother. Together, they form an odd camaraderie, bound by the past as they share their memories Written by Kathy Li

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A Foreign Field
12 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I subscribe to netflix and rented A Foreign Field from them. As a Brit now living and working in Florida I knew the movie would probably be good as it was a BBC production. What a great movie, one of the best I've seen for a long time. I just wish my father could have watched it with me, unfortunately he passed away a few years ago. Dad was a WWII vet and told us many "a war story" as he put it when we were kids.

I rate this film on par with 'Das Boot'- 'Paths of Glory'-'Bridge On The River Kwai' as a statement on the absurdity of war. Thank you BBC for a very memorable and moving movie experience.

Gordon Archer


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