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  • #61
    The Long Walk would be excellent!

    Gates of Fire by Steven pressfield

    Armageddon by Leon Uris

    Team yankee

    The Forgotten Soldier

    The Greatest Raid Of All, can't remember the [email protected] the raid on St Nazaire

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    • #62
      For WWI:

      Booding of the Guns

      Sixty Minutes For St. George (the St. Nazaire raid)

      WWII:

      Tramp in Armor

      HMS Saracen

      The Iron Pirate

      HMS Ulysses
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #63
        The Cauldron. By Zeno.
        War. Young men killing each other for the benefit of old men!

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        • #64
          MountainMan
          Sixty Minutes For St. George (the St. Nazaire raid)-DO you mean the Zeebruge Raid? April 1918? It would be a great flick

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Parasocko View Post
            The Greatest Raid Of All, can't remember the [email protected] the raid on St Nazaire
            Two films have been made about HMS Campbeltown, the destroyer used in the raid, the 2nd film (1968) "Attack on the Iron Coast" is based on the famous incident in WWII

            The most recent film/TV was in 2007 when Jeremy Clarkson presented a TV-documentary "Greatest Raid of All Time" in which he detailed the raid and Victoria Crosses earned.

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            • #66
              Sorry internet problem TRIPLE POST!
              Last edited by Starlight; 16 Jul 07, 02:03.

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              • #67
                Sorry internet problem TRIPLE POST!
                Last edited by Starlight; 16 Jul 07, 02:02.

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                • #68
                  Dont know if it has been mentioned, but what about the classic. The Guns Of August? Would for that to be in a movie.
                  The Texan has spoken, and approves of this message

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                  • #69
                    My choice would be now possible because of CGI technology.

                    Its a series of books by Michael Moorecock.
                    (He spent much of his life in and out of Insane Asylums and actually wrote some of his books inside them.)

                    The Stealer of Souls (1963)
                    Stormbringer (1965)
                    The Singing Citadel (1970)
                    The Vanishing Tower (1970)
                    Elric of Melniboné (1972)
                    The Sailor on the Seas of Fate (1976)
                    The Weird of the White Wolf (1977)
                    The Bane of the Black Sword (1977)
                    Elric at the End of Time (1984)
                    The Fortress of the Pearl (1989)
                    The Revenge of the Rose (1991)

                    (They are in the Fantasy Genre of Good vs Evil and the Balance of Power between them.)

                    The first book "The Stealer of Souls" is named after a sword called "Stormbringer".

                    Stormbringer is a powerful enchanted black blade and is a member of a demon race that takes on the form of a sword, and as such is a force of chaos and evil. Stormbringer's edge is capable of cutting through virtually any material not protected by potent sorcery, and it can kill any unprotected human in one swing.

                    Its most distinctive features are that it is sentient (if not sapient), with a mind and will of its own, and that it feeds upon the souls of those it kills. Elric loathes the sword but is almost helpless without the strength and vitality it confers him.

                    Stormbringer’s hunger for souls is such that it frequently betrays Elric by creating a bloodlust in Elric, turning in his hands and killing friends and lovers. The cursed nature of the sword adds to Elric’s guilt and self-loathing even as he feels pleasure when the stolen lifeforce enters his body.
                    Only Elric can wield Stormbringer, the sword will instantly turn on anyone else who tries to wield it, killing them outright.


                    Elric is only one incarnate of the "Eternal Champion"
                    A powerful Chaos Warrior had tipped the balance in favor of Chaos, so the Gods of Law (Good) cursed him to become a Champion of Good (The Eternal Champion) with endless reicarnations as different characters to put the balance between Law and Chaos back again.

                    They are full-on violent, blood thirty books with Humans, other races, Gods, Monsters and Armies doing battles with each other.
                    (His books make "Lord of the Rings" look incredibly tame.)

                    There are more books to the series with the different Eternal Champion characters in them, but the ones listed above only relate to Elric and Stormbringer.

                    Cheers,
                    Dave
                    Roger, I see them. Attacking now

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