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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:23 am 
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Besides the following, how many movies (not counting documentaries) are there about the British/Commonwealth airborne forces in WWII?

Obviously there is The Red Beret (also known as Paratrooper) from the 50's with Alan Ladd, Stanley Baker, Leo Genn, etc. - I am no expert on the subject, but I think it presents a good representation of the training for the early period of the Paras

A Bridge Too Far - yes it does cover the US airborne as well, along with 30 Corps, but there is quite a bit about the 1st Airborne

The Longest Day....it covers the whole D-Day invasion, but there are several sequences that concern the 6th Airborne, including the recreation of the Pegasus Bridge assault - in fact, this is one of the movies that sparked my interest in the British army in WWII

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I am aware of the older movie about Arnhem, but I have not seen that (Theirs is the Glory)

besides these, what else is there?

(there is a small reference to the British Airborne in Band of Brothers, but its focus is on the American airborne


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:56 am 
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I remember watching a film about 2 or 3 Paras holed up in an old building waiting to ambush some Germans but I can't remember the title.


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Recommend Theirs is the Glory.


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The Eagle has Landed? sort of anyway

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Ahh,The Eagle Has Landed, when the Farby berets look better than the authentic wartime ones lol.
The OPs question,its one of those where you think,there must be more than those 4 obvious ones...............and then realise there isnt.
The one set mainly with the Guards armoured (B/W) forget its name,I think that breifly touches on Arnhem,well,11km short of Arnhem anyway........

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Ah that wasn't called 'they were not divided' was it?


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I believe that's the right one, Andy! Great film indeed..

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Thats it. I cant specifically remember airborne in it but.....see, its a real grasp. I guess it was/is a simple budget thing, planes,parachutes etc must be more expensive to hire than a few old tanks and jeeps.

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britishwardog wrote:
I remember watching a film about 2 or 3 Paras holed up in an old building waiting to ambush some Germans but I can't remember the title.


The Long Day's Dying (1968) - David Hemmings, Tom Bell and Tony Beckley perhaps?


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Now that does sound familiar!


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I did eventually watch Theirs is the Glory.....very good movie.........


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