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Old February 16th, 2017, 10:24 AM

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Default Best post WWII Military Films

So I thought it might be useful to put up a list of the best - not necessarily most well known - post WWII films, and, maybe, TV shows, that win SP MBT players know (especially for new, perhaps younger, players).

My first one is 'The Odd Angry Shot' (1979) Australian SAS troops in Vietnam (with thanks to Kiwikkiwik).
No idea why Australia has not made a film about the epic battle at Long Tan in that war, although there is a good documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4 (made my then Aussie girlfriend cry her eyes out).

A Hill in Korea (1956) had the title 'Hell in Korea' in the US. Early Michael Caine film, who actually was a British soldier in Korean War, Royal Artillery I think. This has several later big British film stars in it and it 'aint bad.

Kajaki (2014) I think it is known as 'Kilo Two Bravo' in the US for some reason. Accurate true story of some British Parachute regiment soldiers caught in an old Russian minefield in Afghanistan. Simply the best recent British war film, but it does not have much competition. Don't watch it if you don't like people swearing, soldiers tend to, a lot...

'Six' on the History Channel at the moment and not at all a bad show, about the USN SEAL's, allowing for the fact that all Hollywood soldiers are more or less handsome and they all have very attractive wives. At least, these days, they can be nagging...
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Hyena Road (2015) - Canadian sniper unit in Afghanistan - great film with authentic kit.

Generation Kill (2008 TV mini-Series) - USMC Recon Battalion in Iraq - HBO series (7 Parts) gritty dramatisation of Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright's experience as an embedded reporter, lots of fun!
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Hyena Road (2015) - Canadian sniper unit in Afghanistan - great film with authentic kit.
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Default Re: Best post WWII Military Films

I assume we are talking about real weapons, settings, or at least almost, and not sci-fi.
We Were Soldiers is a movie I enjoyed very much.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277434/
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I assume we are talking about real weapons, settings, or at least almost, and not sci-fi.
We Were Soldiers is a movie I enjoyed very much.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0277434/

Yep no Sci-Fi or such like.
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I really liked "We Were Soldiers" too.

"Hacksaw Ridge" isn't post WW II but is WELL worth seeing.
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Default Re: Best post WWII Military Films

Guns at Batasi was quite a good film. The depiction of the RSM was memorable.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzKTOUkroU0

RSM Lauderdale dealing with a labour MP and the leaders of an African coup team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9hkhKVq5rM
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I really liked "We Were Soldiers" too.

"Hacksaw Ridge" isn't post WW II but is WELL worth seeing.
There is a thread on WW2...
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Default Re: Best post WWII Military Films

I'm going to offer one that isn't SPMBT oriented, but was a memorable movie from my youth. This is the British movie "The Yangtze Incident", shown in the United States titled "Battle Hell".

This is a Royal Navy movie, but details the escape of the HMS Amethyst from Communist Chinese forces on the Yangtze River in 1949. The battle sequences are fantastic and I always thought the drama of the event was riveting.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it in a USA format in the years intervening but if you can find it (I know it was on TCM some years ago), it's well worth the time to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc9tOWtmjf4

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Guns at Batasi was quite a good film. The depiction of the RSM was memorable.
Dickie Attenborough at his best!
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