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NAVAL, AVIATION & WAR FILMS ARRANGED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY TITLE 


 
633 Squadron [1964] . Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris. ASIN: B00004CHZZ 
Robertson, an avid flyer in real life, plays a combat-weary pilot whose R.A.F squadron is ordered on an apparent suicide mission to destroy a Nazi rocket fuel plant tucked deep into a Norweigian fjord. To make the film which is based on a true story, a squadron of legendary Mosquito fighter bombers was resurrected from near extinction. Dazzling flying sequences, bone shattering sound and superb special effects help make this one of the most realistic air combat films ever to reach the screen. 

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Mgm Home Ent. (Europe) Ltd. VHS Tape - 2 January, 2001 


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Abbott And Costello - In The Navy [1941]. B00005K25K 
Classc comedy war film with Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, et al. 

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4 Front Video VHS Tape - 4 June, 2001

 
Above Us The Waves [1955]. John Mills, John Gregson. ASIN/B00004CI0F
Dramatic story of heroic British Royal Navy attempts to sink the German warship 'Tirpitz' using midget submarines in 1943, a heroic event which was closely followed in April 1944 with the Fleet Air Arm attack on the Tirpitz in Kaa Fiord, Norway.

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VHS Tape - Carlton Home Entertainment / 30 August, 1994

 
Aces High [1976]. Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer. ASIN: B00004CI0O
An intense drama of life and death amongst fighter pilots in World War I. 

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VHS Tape - Warner Home Video / 18 March, 1996

 
Action in the North Atlantic (1943) . Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey. ASIN: 0790748789 
Humphrey Bogart was excellent as the executive officer aboard a "Liberty Ship". This tells the story of a much forgotten service: the Merchant Marine. It shows the courage and commitment these professional sailors had to face down German U-boats and Raiders.

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VHS Tape - Warner Home Video / 18 March, 1996

 
 
Airforce (1943) -- John Ridgely, John Garfield, et al.. ASIN/6302224446 
There was no better director than Howard Hawks at depicting group action. Because of his sense of character and pacing, Air Force transcends its propaganda purpose. It's well crafted all the way around, from the acting to the writing to the aerial fighting to James Wong Howe's painstakingly striking cinematography. A B-17 takes off from San Francisco in December of 1941 headed for Hawaii only to witness the Pearl Harbor attack from above, so it lands and takes off to thwart an oncoming attack. Reassigned to Manila, the crew (which includes the always cynical John Garfield, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, George Tobias, and Harry Carey) is thrust into the thick of battle. Incidentally, Hawks enlisted William Faulkner to rewrite a death scene that resulted in a sublime sense of honor.

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All Quiet On The Western Front [1979] Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine. ASIN: B00004I9M8 
A tough, unromantic story of World War I, told from the viewpoint of the ordinary German soldier in the trenches. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Angels one five  [1952]  John Gregson, Jack Hawkins . ASIN: B00005UMQN 
An Ealing Studios war drama about the RAF in WW2. Douglas Bader said about the film "I went to see it with my tongue in my cheek I came out amazed".

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VHS Tape - Dd Video



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Battle Of Britain [1969] Michael Caine, Trevor Howard. ASIN: B00004CI7E 
The Royal Air Force's finest hour is brought to the screen in this historical and well-made World War II drama about Britain's desperate struggle to defend itself against the Luftwaffe's unrelenting aerial onslaught in the summer of 1940. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
The Battle of Midway [1976] Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda. ASIN: B00004RCG8
Originally titled 'Midway', this World War II drama chronicles the great naval battle of Midway in the South Pacific, where the U.S. Navy won an astounding victory

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VHS Tape - 4 Front Video / 1 July, 1999

 
 
Battle of the River Plate [1956]. John Gregson, Anthony Quayle.  ASIN: B00005AWEF
The true story of a German Pocket Battleship loose on the high seas at the outbreak of World War 2. Having sunk several merchant ships off Africa she seeks even greater spoils off the South American coast. Three British cruisers although outgunned engage her and a heroic naval battle takes place

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VHS Tape - Cinema Club / 16 April, 2001

 
Blackadder Goes Forth - Private Plane / General Hospital / Goodbyeee Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, et al. ASIN/B00004CKI3 
Three episodes from the popular comedy TV series Blackadder. It's 1917 and Captain Blackadder finds him-self on the Western Front facing the wrath of the enemy in 'Private Plane', 'General Hospital' and 'Goodbyeee'. Edmund joins the Royal Naval Air Service (or is it the Royal Flying Corps?) and crashes behind the  enemy lines with Baldrick. Lord Flashheart (Rik Mayall) battles Baron von Richthoven (Adrian Edmondson) 
to  rescue him.

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VHS Tape - 10 September, 1990

 
The Bridges at Toko-Ri [1954]. William Holden, Grace Kelly ASIN: B00004CIDN
Thrilling tale about the friendship and death of two pilots during the Korean War

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VHS Tape - Paramount Home Entertainment (UK) / 16 June, 1997

 
The Bridge On The River Kwai [1957] William Holden, Alec Guinness. ASIN: B00004CSXD
Set in Burma during World War II, the story follows British P.O.Ws forced to build a large bridge for the Japanese, while Allied commandos are sent to destroy it. Winner of seven Academy Awards. (Restored in 1985). Includes a short featurette 'The Art Of Restoration' plus the original theatrical trailer.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
The Blue Max [1966]  George Peppard, James Mason. ASIN: B00004CIBZ 
The Blue Max, a coveted medal, is ruthlessly sought by Peppard, a poor-boy soldier who climbs out of the trenches and into the elite Air Force. Good aerial combat footage. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video



 

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The Colditz Story [1954]. John Mills, Eric Portman, et al. ASIN: B00004CIKA 
True account of British P.O.Ws who plan their escape from Germany's ultimate fortress. An authentic, well-made film with many humorous moments. Also available as part of a double feature. See 'Ice Cold In Alex / The Colditz Story'. 

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VHS Tape 

 
Convoy. Starring John Clements, Clive Brook, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell [1940]   ASIN/B00004L8JZ 
The officers and crew of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Apollo are given escorting duties in the North Sea. 
 
 

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VHS Tape 

 
The Cruel Sea [1953]. Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden. ASIN/B00004CILW
Nicholas Monsarrat's novel is an unflinching, realistic and emotionally involving account of naval life during the Second World War in which the "heroes" are the men, the "heroines" the ships and the "villain" is not so much the German U-Boats lurking below as "the cruel sea" itself.

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VHS Tape - Warner Home Video / 4 June, 2001



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The Dambusters [1954]  Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, et al. ASIN: B00004CIMI 
A saga of heroic stiff-upper-lippery in the classic British style. Exciting World War II adventure which centres around the RAF squadron which later followed up the wok of the Fleet Air Arm to destroy the German battleship Tirpitz in Norway in 1944, and their efforts to destroy the Ruhr dams in 1943.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
The Dawn Patrol (1938) . Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, et al.ASIN: 6302682584 
Action-adventure element of WW I British pilots valiantly waging the air-war over France in 1915. The aerial sequences are visually impressive and exciting. Errol Flynn and David Niven are appropriately dashing as they face danger with courage fierce in their eyes. Between missions, they engage in riotous  humor and playful hi-jinks to ease the tension.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Das Boot [1981]. Jürgen Prochnow. ASIN/B00004CWXO
Includes elements which relate to real life attacks by Fleet Air Arm 812 squadron off Gibraltar in the 1940s.

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VHS Tape - Columbia Tri-Star Home Video / 24 August, 1998

 
 
The Desert Fox [1951]. James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke. ASIN: B00004CIP6
James Mason is outstanding in the role of Field Marshal Rommel, the leader of Germany's Afrika Korps, which dominated North Africa during the early years of World War II, later to be overrun by the might of the Allied forces. Later, Rommel becomes disillusioned with Hitler, and his ingrained sense.

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VHS Tape - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / 24 August, 1998

 
Desperate Journey . Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan. ASIN: B00004CIPC 
War movie with the future USA President Ronald Reagan. A Royal Air Force bomber crew are shot down over Germany and have to make their way back to England via Holland during the Second World War. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Dive Bomber (1941) Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, et al. ASIN: 6302682614 
Typical Naval Aviation at its Nostalgic Best - Warner Brothers 1941 "Dive Bomber" was one of the best aviation films of its day and the credit belongs not so much to director Michael Curtiz as it does to Frank Wead, who wrote the screenplay with Robert Buckner from his original story. "Spig" Wead had been a Commander in the U.S. Navy, credited with starting the Navy's flying program until he was partially crippled in an accident at home. Wead's story was told in John Ford's 1957 "The Wings of Eagles" with John Wayne playing the part. Errol Flynn stars as Dr. Doug Lee, who decides to devote himself  to aviation medicine after an injured pilot dies during surgery. Working  with test pilot Joe Blake (Fred MacMurray), Lee tries to find a solution to what is then called "Aviation Sickness." The best sequences in the film take place in the air, as they should since the film was made with the assistance of the Navy, although some credit needs to be given to the first rate photography as well. The airplanes and the formation flying over North Island Naval Air Station are a tribute to Naval Aviation, and will bring back many lost memories.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Doctor At Sea [1955]. Dirk Bogarde, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice et al.ASIN: B0000558NV 
A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Dunkirk [1958]. John Mills, Richard Attenborough. ASIN/B00004CWKU
The true story of one of the most crucial events of World War II - the evacuation of more than 350,000 troops from Dunkirk beaches in 1940. 

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      VHS Tape - Warner Home Video / 4 June, 2001


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The Fighting Sullivans Starring: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, et al. (1944). ASIN/B00004D000/B00000F06S 
Made at the height of World War II, the true story of the five Sullivan brothers who served and died in this World War on the same warship. Refusing to be separated, the boys are all assigned to the cruiser Juneau--and all are killed when the vessel goes down at Guadalcanal. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
The Final Countdown [1980]  Starring: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, et al. ASIN/B00005NX0N 
What would have happened if a modern day aircraft carrier was in the Pacific ocean the day before the attack on Pearl Harbour? That is the question which plagues the officers of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier as it gets transported through a mysterious time-bending storm, back to December 6th, 1941.This is a film filled with intrigue, suspense and action, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat till the last minute. It is a good look at a crucial part of America's history, and is an excellent documentary on the workings of a modern day aircraft carrier. A definite must-see for any plane enthusiast. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Find, Fix And Strike, the exciting story of the Fleet Air Arm & Ships With Wings. [1942] ASIN/B00004L8JY
A look at the training of Fairey Swordfish Fleet Air Arm pilots and crew during the Second World War, includes acting as the Deck Landing Training School Commanding Officer by the FAA  hero Lt Cdr Roy Baker-Falkner DSO DSC RN who led the attack on the German Battleship Tirpitz. Also includes a drama filmed in 1941 which follows three Fleet Air Arm pilots at peace and at war and their exploits during the battle for Greece. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video / 7 February, 2000 

 
 
First of the Few/Spitfire. Leslie Howard, David Nivon [1942] ASIN/B00004W4FI 
The story of the creation of the Spitfire fighter aircraft which follows the creator, R.J. Mitchell, and his battle against failing health and material odds to design and build his airplane. Includes a special nine-minute introduction by Dr. Gordon Mitchell, son of R.J. Mitchell. Movie called Spitfire in the USA.

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Dd Video VHS Tape - 31 July, 2000 

 
 
Flat Top. Starring Sterling Hayden and Richard Carlson. (1952).  ASIN/630020832X 
Sterling Hayden acts the part of a Navy fighter squadron commander. Richard Carlson, as his executive officer, was effective as the second-in-command. The mission: to kill Japs and win the war. A great deal of the splendid photography came from the excellent World War II documentary film, "The Fighting Lady" (not to be confused with the Van Johnson fiction movie, "Men of the Fighting Lady"), which was filmed during actual combat on the Aircraft Carrier Enterprise--the original "Big E"--whose combat record was very impressive. The shots of carrier deck action, landings, wing camera shots of enemies being shot down and ground installations being bombarded and strafed were beautiful and dramatic, and recorded actual combat with real people being killed.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Flying Leathernecks [1951]. Robert Ryan, John Wayne. ASIN/B00004R68A
John Wayne portrays a rugged US Navy Marine flying officer whose determination is hated by his men as well as the enemy.

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VHS Tape - 4 Front Video / 18 August, 1997

 
Flying Tigers [1942]. John Wayne, John Carroll. ASIN: B00004CJ0G
John Wayne stars as the leader of the famous P40 flying group during World War II, in aerial battles against the Japanese over mainland China. 

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VHS Tape - 4 Front Video / 7 May, 1996

 
 
For those in Peril [1944]. David Farrar, Ralph Michael, John Slatter, Robert Wyndham. ASIN B00004UEXT 
Ealing drama in 1944.The story of a member of a World War II Air Sea Rescue, Pilot Officer Rawlings who saves the lives of many downed RAF and Fleet Air Arm pilots. The film was designed to raise awareness of a little-known  branch of the RAF, the Sea Rescue Boats. 

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VHS Tape - 4 Front Video / 7 May, 1996


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The Gallant Hours [1960]. James Cagney, Dennis Weaver ASIN: B00004CJ3H 
The gallant hours in the life of the US Navies Admiral William Halsey Jr. began October 18, 1942. A few weeks later and they were over. But the legend of the Bull of the Pacific will remain written in the history books forever. His controversial actions against the Japanese in tropical Guadalcanal proved to be the main turning point for American victory in World War II. 

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Warner Home Video VHS Tape 

 
 
Good Morning, Vietnam [1988]  Robin Williams, et al. ASIN: B00004CJ58 
Amidst the controversy of the war in Vietnam, a non-conformist DJ is drafted in by the army for an early morning radio show. He blasts the formerly staid and sanitized air-waves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humour and the hippest tunes from back home. A first rate comic performance from Williams, set against the grim background of war. 

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VHS Tape  - Dd Video

 
The Great Escape [1963]. Steve McQueen, James Garner. ASIN: B00004CJ5P 
Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, James Garner and Steve McQueen. Action and tension are equally balanced in this story of one of the most remarkable incidents of World War II, in which a group of Allied prisoners including Fleet Air Arm officers in a German P.O.W. camp (Stalag Luft III) plan and execute a massive breakout. Includes the original theatrical  trailer. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Great Escape II:The Untold Story (1988). Christopher Reeves. ASIN: 6301917588 
75 men escaped, 25 men made it, 50 men were brutally murdered.  Now it is payback time. Action and tension are equally balanced in this story of one of the most remarkable incidents of World War II, in which a group of Allied prisoners including Fleet Air Arm officers in a German P.O.W. camp (Stalag Luft III) plan and execute a massive breakout. This is the sequel to the Great escape.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
A Guy Named Joe (1943) . Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, et al. ASIN: 6301969162
The first half is about flying and Spencer Tracy's love for aircraft rather than Irene Dunne.He dies by crashing into a German aircraft carrier - an uncanny prediction given that the Germans had started construction of their only aircraft carrier, Graf Zeppelin, at the time the movie was produced.  Its Van Johnson who makes her want to live again, and in the best scene of the movie, she realizes he ain't gonna make it when he's assigned a  suicide attack mission in his P-38. What's amazing is this in the 1940s,  but Irene Dunne jumps into his P-38 and flies the mission including dropping bombs and firing machine guns at the enemy

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VHS Tape - Dd Video


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Hell In The Pacific [1969] . Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune. ASIN: B00005OA5E 
Hell in the Pacific is one of the most original and thoughtful war films of the 1960s. Fresh from Point Blank (1967) Lee Marvin reunited with director John Boorman for this elemental story of a US naval aviation pilot and a Japanese naval officer washed ashore on an otherwise uninhabited Pacific island.

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VHS Tape - 12 November, 2001 - Dd Video

 
 
Hellcats Of The Navy [1957]. Ronald Reagan, Nancy Davis, Arthur Franz, Harry Lauter, ASIN: B00004CJ7L
War film with the future President of the USA, Ronald Reagan. Set during World War II aboard a U.S. submarine, this story follows a ship's captain who is ordered to undertake a dangerous mission which takes him to the heavily mined waters off the Asiatic mainland. Based on a book by Charles A. Lockwood and Hans Christian Adamson. 

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VHS Tape - Cinema Club / 3 August, 1998



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Ice Cold In Alex / The Colditz Story [1958]. John Mills, Eric Portman, et al. ASIN: B00004CQXS 
A double feature starring John Mills. 'Ice Cold In Alex' is a drama about a British
ambulance crew who struggle to survive in the desert. 

'The Colditz Story' tells the story of Allied officers attempting to escape the infamous prison-of-war camp.True account of British P.O.Ws who plan their escape from Germany's ultimate fortress. An authentic, well-made film with many humorous moments. Also available as part of a double feature. See 'Ice Cold In Alex / The Colditz Story'. 

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VHS Tape 

 
In Which We Serve [1942]. Noel Coward, John Mills.  ASIN/B00004CJ9V
Dramatic story of a British Navy destroyer, dive-bombed in the awful Battle of Crete, but always gallant to the last. 

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VHS Tape - Carlton Home Entertainment


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The Killing Fields [1984]. - Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, et al.. ASIN/B00004R69H 
An uncompromising film about two men who become caught up in the Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia. The life of a New York Times correspondent  is saved by his Cambodian friend and assistant. Based upon 'The Death And Life Of Dith Pran' by Sydney Schanberg. 

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The Longest Day (1962). John Wayne, Richard Burton.  ASIN: B00005CDTU 
The Longest Day, producer Darryl F Zanuck's epic account of June 6, 1944, is Hollywood's definitive D-Day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan and the mini-series Band of Brothers are more vividly realistic, but Zanuck's production is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate a depiction of events as possible. Zanuck picked three different directors to handle the German, French and Allied sequences respectively and the result should have been a grittily realistic documentary work of unparalleled authenticity

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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment VHS Tape - 4 June, 2001 



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Men of the Fighting Lady . Starring Walter Pidgeon and Van Johnson (1954).  ASIN/6302224454
This story centers on Naval Aviation during the Korean War. Taken from stories originally published in "The Saturday Evening Post,"  this is an engrossing and moving story with acting that is first class. The tale of Ensign Ken Shechter, based on "The Case of the Blind Pilot," is knuckle-biting to say the least. Far more captivating and emotionally taxing than "Top Gun," "Men of the Fighting Lady" must surely be ranked among the great war films.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Midway. Starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, et al.  (1976).  ASIN/6300181472 
Six months after the Japanese destroyed the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, the Americans discovered the Japanese were planning to seize the Naval base at Midway Island--a perfect staging point for invading Hawaii or the mainland. Outnumbered four to one, the Americans won a surprise victory and shattered the backbone of the Japanese Imperial Navy. This 1976 film feels more like a history lesson than a drama, but World War II buffs will appreciate the attention to historical fact (especially the way in which fate and a few bad decisions turned the tide), as well as the generous use of actual battle footage. The all-star cast includes Robert Mitchum, James Coburn, and Cliff Robertson in cameos and a whole slew of familiar TV faces in supporting roles.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Mosquito Squadron [1968]. David McCallum, Charles Gray. ASIN: B00004CRRK 
An elite squadron of Mosquito aircraft is tasked with destroying a secret German rocket factory located deep beneath a French chateau used to house Allied POWs.

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VHS Tape - 29 May, 2000 



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Objective, Burma! (1945)  ASIN/079074774X 
A paratroop captain (Errol Flynn) sets out with a platoon to attack a Japanese outpost in the jungle. The Americans reach their target, take out the enemy with almost balletic precision, then gear up to return home. This feels like the point when a conventional war movie would have reached its action-filled climax, but the journey has only begun. Ahead lies one of the most arduous and agonizing adventures any World War II film ever offered, brilliantly directed by that underrated old  master Raoul Walsh and photographed with almost tactile realism by the great James Wong Howe.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing [1941] Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman . ASIN: B00004R6AG 
After being shot down over Nazi-occupied Holland, an RAF bomber crew attempt to make their way to England.

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4 Front Video VHS Tape - 11 May, 1998 



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Pearl (The Miniseries) (1978) ASIN/B00005A1V9 
An all star cast tells the story of careers and personal emotional turmoil before the confrontation of the "day which will live infamy" World War II. The emotional center of the film is the deadly surprise attack,and the aftermath of the realization that "paradise" is not immuned to the ugliness of war,and sadness of death.

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Pearl Harbor [2001]  - Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale. ASIN: B00005QB7P 
A big summer blockbuster, Pearl Harbor is pitched as a romantic epic, but the story is essentially a frame for an impressive depiction of the Japanese Naval aviation dive bombing attack on that "day of infamy" against the United States Navy in 1941, deploying all the modelwork, CGI, stunts and special effects necessary to trump previous screen re-enactments in Tora! Tora! Tora! and From Here to Eternity.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video 2001



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Q Planes - Clouds Over Europe [1939] Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson ASIN: B00004CJT4
Gripping comic thriller story of the mysterious disappearances of brand new fighter  bombers on their test flights with the two famous wartime Fleet Air Arm actors Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

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VHS Tape - 11 May, 1998 


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Raid On Rommel [1971] Richard Burton, John Colicos. ASIN: B00005BGDA
British intelligence officer Richard Burton poses as a high-ranking Nazi who leads a ragtag group of P.O.W's on an impossible mission in this exciting World War II desert adventure. Based on the real-life battle of Tobruk, this action-crammed drama has Burton and his army battling Nazi Panzer Divisions, destroying fuel dumps and making a suicidal assault on Rommel's infamous gun emplacement, that could destroy the British fleet. It's non-stop action that lights up the screen. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Reach For The Sky.  Kenneth More ASIN: B00004CJUA 
The remarkable story of Douglas Bader who lost both his legs in an air crash in 1931. He subsequently learnt to walk with two artificial limbs and flew again during the Battle Of Britain. 

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
Run Silent, Run Deep [1958] Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster,. ASIN: B00004CJWO 
Clark Gable versus Burt Lancaster in a nerve-racking battle of wits aboard a submarine tracking enemy shipping off Tokyo Bay at the peak of World War II. It remains one of the seminal World War II submarine pictures, and its intelligent script and tautly executed action are clearly echoed in such later submarine dramas as Das Boot and especially Crimson Tide, which borrows liberally from this 1958 film.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video



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Sailor Three. Tommy Trinder. WW2. ASIN/B00005QG44 
Ealing studios movie which is one of Tommy Trinder's best-loved and most successful wartime comedies.

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VHS Tape 

 
Saving Private Ryan.  [1998]  Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, ASIN: B00004D36E
A war epic which tells the story of four brothers from the same family who are all  fighting in the Second World War. Under orders from Washington Captain Miller is sent behind enemy lines to bring back the sole surviving brother, Private Ryan.Winner of five Academy Awards.

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VHS Tape - 8 November, 1999 

 
 
The Sea Shall Not Have Them [1955]. Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde. ASIN: B00004R72D
 Four men who hold vital war information, have been shot down by the Germans and are drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea. The Allies race against time to find them.

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VHS Tape - 4 Front Video / 11 May, 1998

 
The Ship That Died Of Shame. Richard Attenborough, George Baker, [1955]   ASIN/B00004UEW7
Aan Ealing Studios production based on a short story by Nicholas Monserrat (author of The Cruel Sea). After World War II the crew of a motor gunboat join together to buy their old warship 1037 vessel and go into business for themselves. This may sound like a laudible  scheme, but the business they choose to go into is smuggling. George Baker is the upright skipper who wrestles with his conscience; Dickie Attenborough his amoral Number Two who persuades, cajoles and finally threatens his old captain into going along with the increasingly dubious and dangerous schemes.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
Ships With Wings. [1941] and Find, Fix And Strike, the exciting story of the Fleet Air Arm & Ships With Wings. ASIN/B00004L8JY
A drama filmed in 1941 which follows three Fleet Air Arm pilots at peace and at war and their exploits during the battle for Greece. Also includes Find, Fix And Strike, the exciting story of the Fleet Air Arm & Ships With Wings

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VHS Tape - Dd Video / 7 February, 2000 

 
Silent Enemy. Laurence Harvey.  Dawn Addams, et al. [1958] ASIN/B00005KIWY
Laurence Harvey stars as bomb disposal expert Lieutenant Lionel 'Buster' Crabb RN in this tense and action-packed wartime naval drama based on a true story.

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VHS Tape - 2 July, 2001 

 
 
Sink The Bismarck! The greatest naval epic of them all. Kenneth More, Dana Wynter. [1960]. ASIN: B00004CLFP 
Action and adventure warfilm starring Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, et al.

The spring of 1941 finds Germany's largest battle ship, The Bismarck, at anchorage in Norway. This is the story of the Allied campaign to locate, attack and destroy her.

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VHS Tape - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / 26 February, 1999

 
 
Space Marines [1996]  Metrodome Distribution Ltd . ASIN/B00004CUD2 
Movie about the Navy in Space. The Space Marines are deployed by the United Planets to keep the peace in the 21st Century, but trouble starts with a band of renegades intent on hijacking an intergalactic nuclear cargo ship... 

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VHS Tape - 22 February, 1999 

 
 
Spitfire/First of the Few/Spitfire. Leslie Howard, David Nivon [1942] ASIN/B00004W4FI 
The story of the creation of the Spitfire fighter aircraft which follows the creator, R.J. Mitchell, and his battle against failing health and material odds to design and build his airplane. Includes a special nine-minute introduction by Dr. Gordon Mitchell, son of R.J. Mitchell. Movie called Spitfire in the USA and First of the Few in the UK..

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Dd Video VHS Tape - 31 July, 2000 

 
The Spy Who Loved Me [1977]. James Bond 007. Roger Moore, Barbara Bach. ASIN: B00004CZHE 
James Bond 007 had previously been a Fleet air Arm piot who served onboard HMS Ark Royal. When British and Russian submarines vanish mysteriously James Bond joins forces with a beautiful Soviet spy to investigate. 

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Stalag 17 [1952] William Holden, Don Taylor. ASIN: B00004CK2E
Black comedy and suspenseful action inside a German POW camp during World War II--a setting that was later borrowed for the American TV sitcom Hogan's Heroes. The great director Billy Wilder adapted the hit stage play, applying his own wicked sense of humour to the apparently bleak subject matter.

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VHS Tape - Paramount Home Entertainment (UK) / 16 June, 1997


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Task Force (1949) -- Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt;. (1949).  ASIN/6302923026 
Gary Cooper plays Admiral Jonathan L. Scott in this 1949 film directed by Delmer Daves, that proved to be one of the most popular films of the late 1940s. About to retire, Scott recalls how he and other Navy Men had argued the importance of aircraft carriers. During one such argument Scott insults a Japanese diplomat and is sent to a desk job in Panama. But a year later he is aboard a new carrier, the USS Saratoga an  after Pearl Harbor he is the Operations Officer on the USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and ends up commanding his own flattop. At the Battle of Okinawa, his ship is badly damaged by a kamikaze attack, but  refuses to abandon his ship. The stars of "Task Force" are Cooper and the Technicolor combat footage of World War II included in the film, which gave it an authenticity beyond most war films. 

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Test Pilot [1938]. Starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, et al. ASIN/6302241219 
A movie version of the insight into the world of the test pilot. Among the planes used in this movie were the Army's huge new bombers, which were nicknamed "Flying Fortresses", which were, in 1938, probably the most powerful war planes on earth. The scenes in which they appear were shot at March Field, California with  co-operation with the Army. This picture made the most out of a test pilot's daredevil life and the spectre of death which hung over one pilot (Clark Gable, natch), his wife (Myrna Loy) and his mechanic (Spencer Tracy). TEST PILOT got its title from a book written by one Jimmy Collins who was one of the ablest of test pilots during the thirties. In 1938, there were approximately 100 test pilots in the US, most being between the ages of 20 and 30. They earned big money and lived  high and hard - if not long!  One of the 15 top grossing films of 1938, it was nominated for Best Picture at the Venice Film Festival. 

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They Who Dare [1953] Dirk Bogarde ASIN: B00004COFJ 
Set during World War II, the film follows a British raiding party who are despatched  to Rhodes to destroy German airfields. 

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VHS Tape - 27 April, 1998 

 
 
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) VHS . Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Mitchum ASIN: 0790747464 
Set during World War II April 18, 1942 - the Doolittle raid over Japan -  the first US raid on Japan after Pearl Harbor. One purpose of it was to create a strong psychological impact on the Japanese who used to believe their territory was safe from  such an attack (a parallel can be drawn here with what happened in  New York on September 11, 2001). Another purpose was to boost the morale of Americans, both that of the civil population and of the military. This dual aim was fully reached.Like the book it's faithfully based on, the film is divided in 3 main parts : 
                      1) the training for the raid or how to learn on land to get a heavy B-25
                      to take off from a carrier knowing you only have one chance to do it :
                      the day of the mission, 
                      2) the bombing raid itself involving 16 planes (if I remember right), and 
                      3) the survival story : how to get back home after crashing in hostile
                      territory : mainland China occupied by Japanese forces (knowing it was
                      impossible to fly back to the carrier and that you couldn't probably have
                      landed on it with a heavy plane like a B-25).

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Tomorrow Never Dies [1997]. Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce. ASIN/B00004CZID
A British warship is destroyed in Chinese waters and the world is on the brink of a third world war. Bond must join forces with a Chinese agent to overcome a new enemy. Tomorrow Never Dies featured no less than three RN vessels (although the Royal Navy is virtually always referred to just as "the British navy"). All the ships were supposed to be Type 23 (DUKE class) frigates

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VHS Tape - 5 November,  2001 

 
Top Gun [1986]. ASIN/B00004CRN2
Designer action movie with an insight into the world of training US Naval Pilots. Filmed at the Miramar Naval Base in San Diego. Tom Cruise stars as a top trainee F-14 pilot who flies by instinct, not by the rule book. Kelly McGillis stars as an astro-physicist whom he falls for while training at the prestigious Fighter Weapons School. Wide Screen version. 

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Tora! Tora! Tora! [1970]. Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten. ASIN: B00005CDTT
Warfilm which dramatises the events leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbour on the 7th December 1941, from the the American and Japanese points of view. Here is just one of the many mishaps chronicled in Tora! Tora! Tora!: "Sir, there's a large formation of planes coming in from the north, 140 miles, 3 degrees east." "Yeah? Don't worry about it." The epic film shows the bombing of Pearl Harbour from both sides in the historic first American-Japanese coproduction

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 VHS Tape - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment / 4 June, 2001

 
TheTrain. 1964. Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield. ASIN: B00004CQ2B 
At the end of World War II the retreating Germans try to smuggle a fortune in art treasures out of Paris on an armoured train. Burt Lancaster leads the Resistance in a desperate bid to stop them. 

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Twelve O'Clock High. 1949. Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe. ASIN: B00004CKIF 
Dashing Gregory Peck stars as General Frank Savage, commander of the 8th Air Force during World War II. A group of American bomber pilots stationed in Britain during the War have crracked under the ever increasing pressure. Loosely based on the true
story of Major General Frank A. Armstrong. A brigadier sent to take command is mistrusted at first, but soon earns their respect. 

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U-571. Matthew McConaughey (2000) ASIN: B000057KRF 
A white-knuckle World War II suspense drama, about an American submarine crew as they battle against time, danger and their own fears. Their mission; a daring plan to capture a top-secret encrypting device from a Nazi U-boat. 

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Von Richthofen and Brown (1970) ASIN/6304466153 
This is a good movie on Rittmeister Freiherr von Richthofen. It is the story of the red baron and a Captain brown who is said to have shot him down.

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The Way To The Stars [1945]. Michael Redgrave, John Mills . ASIN: B00004W0S5
Wartime tale of the relationships among the staff of a British Bomber Command station during 1942. 

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VHS Tape - 10 September, 2001 

 
 
We Dive At Dawn [1943]. ASIN/B00004CKA2
Possibly the best of all submariner stories, about the sinking of the German battleship 'Brandenberg' by the British submarine 'Sea Tiger'.

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VHS Tape - Carlton Home Entertainment / 30 August, 1994

 
Wing and a Prayer (1944) -- Don Ameche, Dana Andrews. ASIN/B00005PJ8L
Don Ameche and Dana Andrews head an all-star cast in this acclaimed film about life aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier after the attack on Pearl Harbor. A group of young, eager Navy pilots become frustrated when their higher-ups enact a non-combat strategy against the Japanese. To make matters worse, the pilots must answer to a rigid, unyielding commander (AMECHE). Against all odds, the men fly into action in the decisive Battle of Midway. Nominated for a 1944 Best Original Screenplay Oscar, this stunning war drama uses actual combat footage to tell its engrossing story.

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Wings (1927) . Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, et al. ASIN/6300215482 
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The Wings of Eagles  (1957) John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, et al.. ASIN: 6301978595 
This was Director John Ford's tribute to those "naval aviators in leather skull caps"- he did this well, not focusing on any particular person or event.This is a Navy story about those naval aviators and maintenance personnel who helped in the advancement of naval aviation to what it is today, adding of course a mixture of competition provided by the navy wives and their only rival- the United States Navy. "Spig" Wead had been a Commander in the U.S. Navy, credited with starting the Navy's flying program until he was partially crippled in an accident at home. Wead's story was told in John Ford's 1957 "The Wings of Eagles" with John Wayne playing the part. 

This film will bring tears and some fond memories to those pioneer naval aviation wives who are still around and had experienced it all- tough, hardened gals them all. They can tell you many things about the sugar white sands of Santa Rosa Island; the babies that died in the 1919 influenza rage; the open-air jalopy rides down old Warrington Road andCoronado Avenue; the large screened front porches in Warrington and Long Beach; the large flying boats skimming across Pensacola and San Diego bays; meeting their husbands upon their return landing in the old fighters and torpedo planes at NAS San Diego; followed by the many naval parties at Mustin Beach and North Island officers' clubs; and,  getting by with just a Lieutenant's salary with flying pay attached to make ends meet. 
 

John Ford did the movie as a tribute to Spig Wead a fellow naval friend and screenwriter.

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VHS Tape - Dd Video

 
 
 
The Wooden Horse [1950]. Leo Genn, David Tomlinson. ASIN: B00004TXBS
Gripping war drama, where a bunch of British prisoners of  war attempt to escape from a Nazi prison camp by tunnelling  under a vaulting horse. Based on a novel by Eric Williams.

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VHS Tape - Warner Home Video / 3 July, 2000



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The Yangtze Incident. Starring John Todd, William Hartnell, Donald Houston and Keye Luke [1957]   ASIN/B00004L8K0 
HMS Amethyst is on a peaceful mission up the Yangtse delivering supplies when she is attacked by communist shore batteries and twenty-two British sailors are killed and the ship's bridge destroyed. The only way out for the survivors is to run a one hundred and forty mile gauntlet of hostility.
 
 

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