I love our men and women in uniform for many reasons and I also love movies about these same folks. Two of my favorite WWII era films star Harrison Ford. One is called Hanover Street and one is called Force Ten From Navarone. They are both excellent and each different in their own way. In Hanover Street, we have romance, bravery and a great plot. In Force Ten From Navarone, we have an impossible misson, bravery and a great plot. See a theme here?
In Hanover Street, we have the wonderful actor, Christopher Plummer, who is still here with us as Harrison’s co-star and in Force Ten, we have the amazing actor, Robert Shaw, who passed away too young, as Harrison’s co-star. I would’ve loved to have seen him in a lot more films. Sadly, he was only about 50 when he died.
I like to think that the sacrifice and chivalry shown in these movies is an indication of the way our real life service men and women behave. Call me an idealist, but there ya go, maybe I am one.
If you get a chance, watch these to celebrate the holiday. You won’t be sorry. If you don’t enjoy them, I’ll eat a bug and post a picture. And you can’t fib just to see that. I’ll be able to tell!