When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »
War seen through the eyes of Serra, a university student from Palermo who volunteers in 1942 to fight in Africa. He is assigned to the Pavia Division on the southern line in Egypt. Rommel ... See full summary »
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German ... See full summary »
Hannah Taylor Gordon,
A 16-year-old American girl with an apathetic view towards her Jewish family history finds herself pulled through time into 1941 to a small Polish village where the Nazi have just began their genocidal propaganda.
A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
It's a film that Chase Brandon, a 30 year veteran operative of the CIA, has proclaimed "one of the greatest untold stories of World War II." "An extraordinary film," says U.S. Congressman Michael Bilirakis, who was so moved by the story that he hosted a special preview screening for fellow members of Congress in Washington D.C. It has been acquired for exhibition by America's national World War II museum, The National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and beginning on September 9, the film will begin a worldwide tour of limited engagements in theaters across America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. And yet its subject is one most Americans have never heard of. "The 11th Day" chronicles the story of the men, women, and children of the Cretan civilian resistance movement and their relentless battle against Nazi occupation forces from 1941-1945-a battle which inspired Churchill to proclaim, "Until now, we knew that Greeks were fighting like heroes; from now on we shall say that the heroes... Written by
The abduction of General Kreipe, masterminded by British Special Operations officer Patrick Leigh-Fermor, was the only successful kidnapping of a German general in all of World War 2. Fermor was the subject of Night Ambush (1957), and his participation in this film marks his first on-camera interview in over 50 years. See more »
Historically accurate and realistic presentation. A very moving documentary about the Cretan Resistance in the Second World War.
The only documentary that has made any effort to record historically important aspects of how the Greeks of Crete resisted the German invasion and occupation during and after the Battle of Crete.
Key participants and contributors of that resistance from Crete, the UK, the USA as well as participants of the German invasion and occupation force talk about their experiences.
The dedication of the director to recreate history stands out. Some of the sequences were filmed in the exact same location as the original events. Original uniforms, weapons and artifacts were used to make each sequence as real and original as possible.
A very accurate and realistic presentation. For those with any appreciation/understanding of the Cretan Resistance during World War II a very moving recreation.
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