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75th Anniversary of D-Day (Saving Private Ryan Returns)

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Looks like we have a few theaters in our area playing it.

If anyone wants to check your area here is the link.

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/saving-private-ryan-1998-event?date=2019-06-02

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I have yet to see the movie. I did buy the movie “The Monument Men” after one of the members here posted about it, I believe his Dad, Uncle, or Grandfather was in the real events the movie was based on. Haven’t had a chance to watch that one either. Me thinking it’s about time to take an afternoon off and watch me some movies!

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2 minutes ago, Artie said:

Me thinking it’s about time to take an afternoon off and watch me some movies!

YES! I saw monument men, good movie Artie, yes, time to have a lazy day and just vegetate with some great movies.

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24 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Looks like we have a few theaters in our area playing it.

If anyone wants to check your area here is the link.

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/saving-private-ryan-1998-event?date=2019-06-02

Thanks, John. Nothing within driving distance for us, darn it. 

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1 hour ago, lew said:

Great movie. I also liked "Band of Brothers".

Wasn’t that a tv show? Many episodes? I loved watching WWII In Color, but we don’t get that channel any more.

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It was an HBO special series. It was later released on tape and I believe DVD. The local library may have it for viewing.

15 minutes ago, Artie said:

Wasn’t that a tv show? Many episodes? I loved watching WWII In Color, but we don’t get that channel any more.

 

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22 minutes ago, lew said:

It was an HBO special series. It was later released on tape and I believe DVD. The local library may have it for viewing.

Band of Brothers, became a common household name while it was airing on HBO. We never saw the original airing, no cable, but I did borrow a buddies DVD set when it came out and binge watched it and it was incredible.

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2 minutes ago, lew said:

He fought at the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the first soldiers to get across the Ludendorff Bridge during its' capture at the Battle of Remagen.

American royalty your Dad. :Praise:

Did he talk much about it Lew?

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I've seen Saving Private Ryan twice. The first time I noticed several of the older guys get up and leave in that intense first half-hour. Many folks had watery eyes. I've seen the Band of Brothers series at least 3 times. Years ago, there was a weekly series called "Platoon", (I think, but not the movie), that followed the every day reality of an infantry squad in VN. No Hollywood sensationalism. Very realistic. 

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13 minutes ago, hatuffej said:

Years ago, there was a weekly series called "Platoon", (I think, but not the movie), that followed the every day reality of an infantry squad in VN. No Hollywood sensationalism. Very realistic. 

I'll have to look that up Hat, thanks

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2 minutes ago, hatuffej said:

I just found it. Its called "Tour Of Duty". 

Thanks Hat! You got a link for show times or history of the show?

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1 hour ago, John Morris said:

Thanks Hat! You got a link for show times or history of the show?

Google "Tour Of Duty" to find several links. The CDs are available, also. 

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When I started my apprenticeship at the Navy base, I worked with 4 of the men who served in those battles.  One of them had a metal plate in his head.  They didn't talk much about it.  One of them mentioned a couple of places in France.  But, if you want to really see stuff about that war, you should get a series of "The World at War".  The cruelty is amazing.  

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