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Classic War Stories (The Longest Day, Twelve O'clock High, A Farewell To Arms, Desert Rats, Sink The Bismarck) (5 Disc)

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Classic War Stories (The Longest Day, Twelve O'clock High, A Farewell To Arms, Desert Rats, Sink The Bismarck) (5 Disc)

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Longest Day, The

One June 6th 1944, the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3,000,000 men, 11,000 planes and 4,000 ships, comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black and white version, THE LONGEST DAY is a vivid, hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the massive preparations, mistakes and random events that determined the outcome of one of the biggest battles in history. Winner of two Oscarsâ (Special Effects and Cinematography), THE LONGEST DAY ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films. Starring: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitcham

Running Time: 171
Year of Production: 1962

Twelve O'Clock High

This gritty World War II action drama starring Gregory Peck, Oscar winner Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Millard Mitchell is seen as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils or war.
Convinced an air force commander (Gary Mitchell) is at the breaking point, Brigadier General Savage (Peck takes over his struggling bomber group. Kind and understanding, he adopts a crushing discipline to revitalize the demoralized troop. At first resentful and rebellious, the flyers gradually change as Savage guides them to amazing feats. But the stress of command soon takes its toll and the weary general reaches his own breaking point. Authentic aerial battle film and numerous acclaimed performances make Twelve O'Clock High a credible, stirring tale of courage and sacrifice.

Running Time: 127
Year of Production: 1949

Farewell To Arms, A

In the Winter of 1917 an American Ambulance driver (Rock Hudson) enlists in the Italian army and is wounded in action. He is gradually restored to health by a beautiful you nurse (Jennifer Jones). When they find themselves falling in love, they try to escape the horrors of the war by fleeing to Switzerland to seek peace and happiness. There, fate is waiting to thwart their plans.

Running Time: 146
Year of Production: 1957

Desert Rats, The

The story of the men who stopped Rommel!

RICHARD BURTON stars in this exciting film about the courageous men who held off notorious German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, despite being hopelessly outnumbered. The year is 1941, and all the stands between Rommel and the Suez Canal is the fortress of Tobruk, which is named only by a small Australian battalion whom Captain MacRobert (BURTON) must whip them in to shape - fast! JAMES MASON co-stars in a stunning portrayal as Rommel in this stirring, action-packed story of the World War II heroes known as THE DESERT RATS.

Running Time: 84
Year of Production: 1953

Sink the Bismarck

The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting, semi-documentary style movie.

In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship - the Bismrack, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safely of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the British Navy. Eventually, after heavy casualties including the loss of H.M.S. Hood, the Bismrack is finally trapped and sunk. Kenneth More stars as Capt. Shepherd - the Admiralty's Director of naval Operations who, embittered by the death of his wife in an sir raid, is assigned to this post just as the Bismrack makes her escape. Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made.

Running Time: 93
Year of Production: 1960
Re-released on
December 29th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Director
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
621
Actor
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
UPC
9321337049212
Product ID
1476718

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