Daring Deeds: World War II Adventure Movies

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The Dam Busters

 




The Dam Busters
2008-11 - Starz/Sphe
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A British wing commander tests a scientist's theory for blowing Nazi dams on the Ruhr with skipping bombs. …More

The Dirty Dozen

 




The Dirty Dozen
By Aldrich, Robert
2005-02 - Warner Studios
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A World War II drama in which an army major selects 12 men convicted for crimes of violence and offers them their freedom if they will complete a dangerous mission behind Nazi lines. …More

The Enemy Below

 




The Enemy Below
By Powell, Dick
2009-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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The captain of a U.S. destroyer escort matches wits with a U-boat captain in the North Atlantic. …More

The Great Escape

 




The Great Escape
By Sturges, John
2009-05 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Allied soldiers dig a tunnel in a Nazi prison camp, pocketfuls of dirt at a time. Directed by John Sturges. …More

The Guns of Navarone

 




The Guns of Navarone
By Thompson, J. Lee
2004-12 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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This restored release is the explosive action film about a group of Allied commandos during WWII plotting to destroy German guns. Also features the new-to-video featurette, "Great Guns." …More

Inglourious Basterds

 




Inglourious Basterds
By Tarantino, Quentin
2010-08 - Universal Home Video
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In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as The Basterds, Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own... …More

Kelly's Heroes

 




Kelly's Heroes
By Hutton, Brian G.
2010-06 - Warner Home Video
0883929107735 Check our catalog

 

An Army officer and his buddies go behind enemy lines with a tank escort to steal gold bars from the Nazis. …More

The McKenzie Break

 




The McKenzie Break
By Johnson, Lamont
2009-05 - Tcfhe/MGM
0027616799326 Check our catalog

 

A wily Irish officer lets a U-boat captain lead a mass escape from a camp in World War II Scotland. …More

Objective, Burma!

 




Objective, Burma!
By Walsh, Raoul
2006-02 - Warner Home Video
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A paratrooper and his men drop behind enemy lines to knock out a Japanese radar station. Directed by Raoul Walsh. …More

Run Silent, Run Deep

 




Run Silent, Run Deep
By Wise, Robert
2009-05 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Despite his lieutenant, a submarine commander hunts the Japanese destroyer that sank his last sub. Directed by Robert Wise. …More

Sahara

 




Sahara
By Korda, Zoltan
2008-05 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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There's plenty of top-notch, explosive action in this 1943 "Bogie" classic about a ragtag battalion stranded in the great African desert during World War II. After the fall of the Libyan city of Tobruk, Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) and his crew--"Waco" Hoyt (Bruce Bennett), Fred Clarkson (Lloyd Bridges) and Jimmy Doyle (Dan Duryea)--retreat in their tank across the Sahara. Along the way they pick up six Allied stragglers and Tambul (Rex Ingram), a Sudanese corporal and his Italian prisoner, Tambul directs the group to a desert fortress, where they hope to find desparately needed water. A detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desparate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time. …More

Von Ryan's Express

 




Von Ryan's Express
By Robson, Mark
2009-05 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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An Air Force colonel and a British major seize a Nazi prison train and make a run for the Swiss border. …More

Where Eagles Dare

 




Where Eagles Dare
2010-06 - Warner Home Video
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Allied agents lead commandos sent to free a general from a castle in Bavaria. From the Alistair MacLean novel. …More