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The Enemy Below 1957 - The Guns of Navarone 1961 - Fury 2014 - Saving Private Ryan 1998 - Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 - Battle of the Bulge 1965 - Hitler’s Last Year TV - Adam Curtis TV - Anne Frank Remembered 1995 - The Sorrow and the Pity 1969 - Secrets of War TV - Wartime Crime TV - Dunkirk 2017 - James Holland: Normandy 44: The Battle Beyond D-Day TV - Blitz: The Bombs that Chcanged Britain TV - Document: Radio 4 - Ben Macintyre: Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies TV - Wings of War TV -  Greatest Events of WWII TV - Presidents at War TV - 1944: Should We Bomb Auschwitz? TV - The Nazi Invasion of Britain TV - PQ17: An Arctic Convoy Disaster TV - Spies of War TV -

 

 

94,190.  Bridge – Radar – got a spook.  (World War II & War & Ship & Submarine)  The Enemy Below 1957 starring Robert Mitchum & Curt Jurgens & Theodore Bikel & Al Hedison & Russell Collins & Kurt Kreuger & Ralph Manza & Frank Albertson & Biff Elliot & Doug McClure et al, director Dick Powell, radar bloke

 

94,191.  I’m sick of this war.  It’s not a good war.  (World War II & War & Ship & Submarine)  ibid.  captain of U-boat

 

94,192.  There’s no end to misery and destruction.  (World War II & War & Ship & Submarine)  ibid.  Mitchum

 

94,193.  I want something better for them than war, and I think it’s possible.  (World War II & War & Ship & Submarine)  ibid.  doctor to captain

 

94,194.  I don’t want to know the men I’m trying to destroy.  (World War II & Destroy & Ship & Submarine)  ibid.  captain to doctor

 

 

94,241.  Then you’ve got the bloody cliff overhang.  We can’t even see the bloody cave let alone the bloody guns.  And anyway, we haven’t got a bloody bomb big enough to smash that bloody rock.  And that’s the bloody truth, sir.  The Guns of Navarone 1961 starring Gregory Peck & David Niven & Anthony Quinn & Stanley Baker & Anthony Quayle & James Darren & Peter Grant & Irene Papas & Gia Scala & James Robertson Justice & Richard Harris & Bryan Forbeset al, director J Lee Thompson, Australian bloke

 

94,242.  The only way to win the war is to be just as nasty as the enemy.  (World War II & War)  ibid.  Peck

 

94,243.  They’ll be a thousand wars.  And they’ll be a thousand wars till we all kill each other off completely.  (World War II & War)  ibid.  Niven

 

 

95,151.  In WW2 American tanks were outgunned and out armored by the more advanced German tanks.

 

US tank crewmen suffered staggering losses against the superior enemy vehicles.  

 

It is April 1945.

 

The Allies fight deep in the heart of Nazi Germany, encouraging the most fanatical resistance yet.

 

In desperation Hitler declares total war, mobilizing every man, woman and child ... Fury 2014 starring Brad Pitt & Logan Lerman & Shia LaBeouf & Michael Pena & Jon Bernthal & Jason Isaacs & Scott Eastwood & Xavier Samuel & Brad William Henke & Jim Parrack & Anamaria Marinca & Alicia von Rittbert et al, director David Ayer, opening caption

 

 

95,905.  We are going to send somebody to find him.  And we are going to get him the hell out of there.  Saving Private Ryan 1998 starring Tom Hanks & Vin Diesel & Edward Burns & Tom Sizemore & Jeremy Davies & Adam Goldberg & Barry Pepper & Giovanni Ribisi & Matt Damon & Dennis Farina & Ted Danson & Harve Presnell & Bryan Cranston & David Wohl & Nathan Fillion et al, director Steven Spielberg, big cheese

 

 

96,886.  This is the story of a squad of marines.  A rifle squad … A long way from Stateside: eight thousand miles.  Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 starring John Wayne & John Agar & Adele Mara & Forrest Tucker & Wally Cassell & James Brown & Richard Webb & Arthur Franz & Julie Bishop & James Holden & Peter Coe & Richard Jaeckel & Bill Murphy & George Tyne & Martin Milner et al, director Allan Dwan

 

96,892.  Thomas:  That’s war.

 

Bass:  What’s war?

 

Thomas:  Trading real estate for me.  (World War II & War)  ibid.

 

 

97,172.  December 1944: British and American armies were on the threshold of victory.   Stretched across half of Europe the Allies gathered themselves for the final assault on Germany.  Battle of the Bulge 1965 starring Henry Fonda & Robert Shaw & Robert Ryan & Dana Andrews & George Montgomery & Ty Hardin & Pier Angeli & Barbara Werle & Charles Bronson & Hans Christian Blech & Werner Peters & James MacArthur & Robert Woods & Telly Savalas et al, director Ken Annakin, opening commentary

 

 

97,658.  From the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 it took almost a full year to win the war.  Hitler’s Last Year I & II, National Geographic 2016 

 

97,659.  The Allies were unable to exploit the breakdown of the Western Front.  As a result, the Germans had time to re-group their defences.  ibid.  

 

97,660.  Even Himmler refused to admit it: ‘You see, General, I don’t think the Russians are going to attack.’  ibid.

 

97,661.  Hitler gradually shut himself into his own world.  ibid.

 

97,662.  Stalin’s army plundered shamelessly in this land of plenty.  ibid.

 

97,663.  Across the whole German territory close to two million women are thought to have been raped.  (World War II & Rape)  ibid.  

 

 

100,361.  The Allies used certain memories: they used them to build the official version of the good war.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  The Living Dead I: On the Desperate Edge of Now, BBC 1995

 

100,362.  The Nazis project was far more than a simple reawakening of history.  Their aim was to use the power of the past to transform those they governed into new and better people.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  ibid.  

 

100,363.  We live, said one, on the desparate edge of now.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  ibid.

 

100,364.  The Allies forged a simple, powerful story.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  ibid.

 

100,365.  The Germans called it Zero Hour: the destruction of all belief in the past.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  ibid.

  

100,366.  What was buried at Nuremberg was any idea of examining why Nazism had happened in the first place.  (Reality & Nazi & Past & World War II)  ibid.

 

 

104,394.  She is perhaps Hitler’s best-known victim.  Her book has sold more than twenty-five million copies and has been translated into at least fifty-five languages.  She has become a symbol of the ten million souls murdered by the Nazis, Jews and non-Jews and in particular the one and a half million innocent children.  She was just fifteen when she died, a miserable and lonely death in a concentration camp in Germany yet she is remembered for her faith in humanity.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  Anne Frank Remembered, 1995

 

104,395.  The landlord of their apartment turned out to be a Nazi party member and in March 1931 they moved.  The bank owned by the family also had serious problems resulting in its complete collapse in the Spring of 1933.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

104,396.  In those years before the war Holland was generally good to its Jewish refugees from Germany.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

104,397.  At first they conducted a hearts and minds campaign to win over the Dutch, their Aryan brothers.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

104,398.  From the beginning Anna addressed her diary as a special friend.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.    

 

104,399.  For almost a year he [Otto] had been secretly preparing a hiding place for them all … in several rooms behind the company offices.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

104,407.  Her increasing problems with her mother … ‘She’s not a mother to me …’  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

104,408.  Any one of them could have called the authorities at any time to collect the reward for betraying the Jews in hiding.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.    

 

104,409.  Their world collapsed … The authorities had been tipped off by an anonymous phone call.  (Netherlands & Diary & World War II)  ibid.

 

 

109,336.  Clermond-Ferrand: 134,000 residents in the Puys-de-Dome region … the capital of France from 1940 to 1944: ‘But the two emotions I experienced the most were the sorrow and the pity.’  (France & World War II & Emotion)  The Sorrow and the Pity, 1969

 

109,337.  Chronicle of a French city under occupation.  (France & World War II)  ibid.

 

109,338.  Lasting peace is what we need.  There’s nothing dumber than fighting.  (France & World War II)  ibid.  farmer

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