Twelve O'Clock High:
This gritty World War II action drama staring Gregory Peck, Oscar® winner Dean Jagger, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill and Milard Mitchell is often cited as one of the most realistic portrayals of the heroics and perils of war. Convinced an air force commander is at breaking point, Brigadier General Savage (Peck) takes over his struggling bomber group. 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...
Tora! Tora! Tora!:
In 1941 the Japanese are at odds with the United States on a number of issues which they are attempting to resolve via their Washington embassy. In case this diplomacy fails, the military are hatching plans for a surprise early Sunday morning air attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbour. American intelligence is breaking the Japanese diplomatic messages but few high-ups are prepared to believe that an attack is likely, let alone where or how it might come.