My Turn to Pay Tribute to Veterans Day With a Movie Choice

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!

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8 Responses to My Turn to Pay Tribute to Veterans Day With a Movie Choice

  1. Laurie Ryan says:

    There have been some great movies about what it takes to get through a war. And some very inspirational actors. Haven’t there been times when a movie or actor (like Audie Murphy) were the reason for an increase in enlistment?
    I, too, send thanks out to all of our veteran’s for their service.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    I liked Force Ten pretty well … though I think they cheated by using the Navarone name, though, because I kept expecting something to do with that other movie’s plot/goal.
    I’ve seen Hanover St. only once and found it pretty lowkey, but maybe I was expecting a war movie rather than a romance. LOL

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    • Jeff- I agree about the Navarone name, but I love the movie.

      As to Hanover Street- yeah, it was low key and the focus was more on the romance but I love the scenes with Christopher and Harrison in Germany. They are wonderfully well done.

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  3. Lavada Dee says:

    Like you I love movies and books set in this era.

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  4. Micki Gibson says:

    I haven’t seen either of those movies, but I’ll make a point to catch them soon.

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