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D-Day Movies You would Like to see TCM run tomorrow


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Okay, tomorrow we in the USA commemorate D-Day, June 6, 1944 (almost 80 years ago).  I had an uncle who was involved in the landing at Normandy.

Now, one of the films I would like TCM to run is The Americanization of Emily (great film with great cast, led by James Garner, Julie Andrews and James Coburn - not to mention Melvyn Douglas).  It is satirical, touching, well acted and it was written by Paddy Chayevski (sp?).

Any other suggestions?  You can include any movie about WWII (my Dad was in the Navy on a Destroyer Escort, which is why Mr. Roberts (starring Fonda, Cagney and Lemmon (Oscar)) always resonates with me.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

Okay, tomorrow we in the USA commemorate D-Day, June 6, 1944 (almost 80 years ago).  I had an uncle who was involved in the landing at Normandy.

Now, one of the films I would like TCM to run is The Americanization of Emily (great film with great cast, led by James Garner, Julie Andrews and James Coburn - not to mention Melvyn Douglas).  It is satirical, touching, well acted and it was written by Paddy Chayevski (sp?).

Any other suggestions?  You can include any movie about WWII (my Dad was in the Navy on a Destroyer Escort, which is why Mr. Roberts (starring Fonda, Cagney and Lemmon (Oscar)) always resonates with me.

 

 

 

My dad was on a destroyer in the Navy during WWII as well and I love "Mr. Roberts".  The men were at such close quarters on those ships and always worried about the Pacific.  I feel so proud and grateful to WWII veterans who fought the war against fascism.   D-Day was fought by incredibly brave men.  The experience of landing on the beach and the noise and terror is captured in "Saving Private Ryan".   I think the movie "Dunkirk" is an extraordinary film about the rescue of troops.

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My Dad was actually on a Destroyer Escort - got blown threw a hatch when a Kamakaze (sp?) pilot went for the Destroyer.  Also, in the USA, many Germans and Italians didn't have a bad life as prisoners of war (as opposed to the Japanese), while a friend of my Dad's was put into the brig (Navy "prison") and wasn't the same when he came out.  My Dad was one of the few Jews on his ship!  It is a moot point (and a mute point) because TCM isn't running any movies in honor of it.

Lots of good suggestions and don't know why EICid (El Cid?) said none, but I respect his/her opinion.

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Not a movie here of course, but I felt Ike's famous speech might be apropos to the subject of this thread.

(...btw, my father was a soldier in Patton's Third Army which didn't land on France until D-Day+30, however as a member of that Division since late-1942, he was involved in the North African, Sicily and boot of Italy invasions)

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11 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Can't add much to this except a thanks for recalling what this day meant to history and that too often gets overlooked.

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Overlooked?? it's the most recalled event!  There are stories which were mostly forgotten!.

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/operation-dragoon-anglo-american-alliance

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-55625447

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Sorry, but from my observation, comes D-Day, it gets overlooked by most media. much like Pearl Harbor Day has been for some time now.  Example----

Nothing in today's newspaper mentioning it.  Maybe a few(if that) acknowledgements on a few TV stations.  And the History channel had an hour documentary on early this morning.  But went directly to COUNTING CARS the minute it was over.  I mean----  The HISTORY channel!  :rolleyes:

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35 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Sorry, but from my observation, comes D-Day, it gets overlooked by most media. much like Pearl Harbor Day has been for some time now.  Example----

Nothing in today's newspaper mentioning it.  Maybe a few(if that) acknowledgements on a few TV stations.  And the History channel had an hour documentary on early this morning.  But went directly to COUNTING CARS the minute it was over.  I mean----  The HISTORY channel!  :rolleyes:

Sepiatone

The so called History Channel is becoming another Learning Channel (TLC)  FULL OF CRUD!! :angry:

As a footnote, can't believe Animal Planet (which also suppose to be a LEARNING channel) had aired that FAKE documentary "Mermaids - The Body Found"!!

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23 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

Sorry, but from my observation, comes D-Day, it gets overlooked by most media. much like Pearl Harbor Day has been for some time now.  Example----

Nothing in today's newspaper mentioning it.  Maybe a few(if that) acknowledgements on a few TV stations.  And the History channel had an hour documentary on early this morning.  But went directly to COUNTING CARS the minute it was over.  I mean----  The HISTORY channel!  :rolleyes:

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Gannett newspapers  had long article about D-Day, which was 77 years ago.  Time moves on.

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