TV's longest-running World War II drama, Combat!
aired on ABC between 1962 and 1967. "It was really a collection of complex 50-minute movies. Salted with battle sequences, they follow [US Army King Company's travails during the invasion of France, starting with the landing at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 -- D-Day. It's] a gritty, ground-eye view of infantrymen trying to salvage their humanity and survive." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Dec 2, 2013 -
We are minutes away from the 60th anniversary of D-day. The Canadians landed
at Juno beach. (Some
The U.S. has a long history of movies commemorating it's role in war, including
as have other smaller countries
Canadians have written some good books about our wars like "And
No Bird Sang"
(Amazon links) and the NFB
and the CBC
have done many a documentary
but we never seem to have done a great film to commemorate our fighting men.
, even recently deceased President
Canada's role in the D-day fighting. Why have we no great film for what our
men did or about that cold blooded murder at Abbaye
We can a least remember them via the Juno
posted by arse_hat
on Jun 6, 2004 -
D-Day was 57 years ago yesterday. It was 16 years before an article in the Atlantic
finally provided Americans an unvarnished account of the carnage that was Omaha Beach that day. I'm in awe of what these 19-year-olds went through.
posted by luser
on Jun 7, 2001 -
Someone at work shared this Ernie Pyle column published just 10 days after the 1944 invasion of Normandy. It put a lump in my throat. Maybe it'll do the same for you. Excerpt: "I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.
It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn't know they were in the water, for they were dead."
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 6, 2001 -