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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Uncle John » 16 Mar 2023 06:26

Van Johnson's face looks older.... around mid 40s in 1947? ....no way :)

BTW, what does hotfoot mean? :)

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by dgfred » 16 Mar 2023 14:26

to hotfoot it likely means to run fast

'hotfooting' can also be like putting a match in/on someone shoe/foot and lighting them up. Haha

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by LineDoggie » 17 Mar 2023 01:47

von thoma wrote:
16 Mar 2023 04:43
Van Johnson in ' Battleground ' ( 1947 ), by William A. Wellman.
Boobytrap worked 8-)

Not Battleground

Right battle wrong movie
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Mar 2023 23:17

"The last Blitzkrieg". A totally useless propaganda film made too long after the war to have any validity.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Mar 2023 23:19

He plays one of Skorzeny's Griefers during the Bulge.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by LineDoggie » 18 Mar 2023 03:53

ROLAND1369 wrote:
17 Mar 2023 23:17
"The last Blitzkrieg". A totally useless propaganda film made too long after the war to have any validity.
Your are correct, and by the way its known as ENTERTAINMENT

If you want only documentary's watch the World at War


Did you complain as vociferously at some of the other films on this?
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Attrition » 18 Mar 2023 16:54

Sad to say I like The World at War less each time I watch it and like The Great War more. I find TWaW achingly Anglocentric. The places that the real war was fought were China and the USSR, which are treated as also-rans.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by LineDoggie » 18 Mar 2023 22:36

Attrition wrote:
18 Mar 2023 16:54
Sad to say I like The World at War less each time I watch it and like The Great War more. I find TWaW achingly Anglocentric. The places that the real war was fought were China and the USSR, which are treated as also-rans.
As Zhukov said with Lend Lease, the RKKA could not only not have won but continue operations
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Uncle John » 19 Mar 2023 11:09

No new one? OK, I'll go ...... I said "Hotfoot" remember?

Saw another old afternnoon movie on tv this weekend ......
Never seen it before.......not bad, I liked it.
oh no.jpg
Filmed in England with some American actors/actresses.....and a Canadian.....
Two of the stars lived to the age of 99!
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by VanillaNuns » 19 Mar 2023 13:46

Attrition wrote:
18 Mar 2023 16:54
Sad to say I like The World at War less each time I watch it and like The Great War more. I find TWaW achingly Anglocentric. The places that the real war was fought were China and the USSR, which are treated as also-rans.
To be fair, the Soviet Union and Communist China weren't exactly keen to cooperate with the West at the time of production. The makers of The World at War probably did the best they could under the circumstances regarding interviews with WW2 participants and limited access to research materials which didn't become available until the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991.

And when the FSB finally did open their archives it didn't last long as relations with the West quickly deteriorated. There is a goldmine of artefacts, uniforms, medals and documents that will probably never see the light of day again for decades.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Attrition » 19 Mar 2023 16:46

"...relations with the West quickly deteriorated...."

Given the bad faith of the US empire, I'm not surprised.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by Attrition » 19 Mar 2023 17:07

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Sad to say I like The World at War less each time I watch it and like The Great War more. I find TWaW achingly Anglocentric. The places that the real war was fought were China and the USSR, which are treated as also-rans.
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As Zhukov said with Lend Lease, the RKKA could not only not have won but continue operations
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There was an intercontinental division of labour in which the British and increasingly the US provided supplies to Russia and Russia did the fighting. I'm not denigrating the other allies but pointing out that a telly programme in the 70s is rather dated because of its Anglocentrism.

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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by LineDoggie » 20 Mar 2023 00:07

Attrition wrote:
19 Mar 2023 17:07
LineDoggie wrote:
18 Mar 2023 22:36
Attrition wrote:
18 Mar 2023 16:54
Sad to say I like The World at War less each time I watch it and like The Great War more. I find TWaW achingly Anglocentric. The places that the real war was fought were China and the USSR, which are treated as also-rans.
As Zhukov said with Lend Lease, the RKKA could not only not have won but continue operations
There was an intercontinental division of labour in which the British and increasingly the US provided supplies to Russia and Russia did the fighting. I'm not denigrating the other allies but pointing out that a telly programme in the 70s is rather dated because of its Anglocentrism.
Will you look at that, way to go ignoring the US and UK , Australians fighting in North Africa, Mediterranean, Asia, Pacific as though only russia ever counts and only the USSR ever did anything. Did Russia provide 1 tank company to the western allies? send any convoys to aid Canada?

besides murdering Poles what did the russians do for the Allies
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Re: Game: guess from which war/historical movie is the picture?

Post by LineDoggie » 20 Mar 2023 00:30

Attrition wrote:
19 Mar 2023 16:46
"...relations with the West quickly deteriorated...."

Given the bad faith of the US empire, I'm not surprised.
Bad Faith? you mean like having active spy rings in your allies nations like the Russian did?

like murdering 10,000 Poles at Katyn?

Like threatening US troops with Murder as they returned soviet POW's to soviet niceties?

https://history.army.mil/books/wwii/Occ ... m#contents

On 19 January 1946, a detail of Third Army troops -men and officers far from pleased with their assignment- undertook to put 399 former Soviet soldiers aboard a train at Dachau.

The Russians refused to leave their quarters and, after tear gas was used to force them out, 9 were found to have hanged themselves, 2 had stabbed themselves to death, and 20 others had to be hospitalized for self-inflicted wounds.

Of the 368 Russians eventually put aboard the train, 11 were found at the last minute not to be Soviet citizens and six escaped en route.

In a dismal final scene in the Soviet zone, Russian soldiers threatened to shoot the American guards if they attempted to leave the train. Hoping to avoid another such series of events, Third Army postponed further shipments while it reworked its procedures and awaited the results of appeals from the Russian Orthodox clergy to the President and the Pope.60


https://history.army.mil/books/wwii/Occ-GY/ch23.htm#b2
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