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    Men,
    This christmas, you could help bring peace on earth by voicing your thoughts...
    My wife (she is great, let me say) would really like a halt to viewing war movies at Christmas time...
    I say that the 1949 classic "battleground" is actually a Christmas movie since the action happens over December 25.
    Please let me hear your thoughts...

  • #2
    I agree with you totally. Think about that "Christmas Miracle". Tell her to suck it up and soldier on.



    The Chaplain: [at an interfaith service for the soldiers] Now it's nearly Christmas... and here we are in beautiful Bastogne enjoying the winter sports. And the $64 question is: "Was this trip necessary?" I'll try to answer that. But my sermons, like everything else in the army... depend on the situation and the terrain. So I assure you this is going to be a quickie. Was this trip necessary? Let's look at the facts. Nobody wanted this war but the Nazis. A great many people tried to deal with them, and a lot of them are dead. Millions have died... for no other reason except that the Nazis wanted them dead. So, in the final showdown, there was nothing left to do except fight. There's a great lesson in this. Those of us who've learned it the hard way aren't going to forget it. We must never again let any force dedicated to a super-race... or a super-idea, or super-anything... become strong enough to impose itself upon a free world. We must be smart enough and tough enough in the beginning... to put out the fire before it starts spreading. My answer to the sixty-four dollar question is yes, this trip was necessary. As the years go by, a lot of people are going to forget. But you won't. And don't ever let anybody tell you you were a sucker to fight in the war against fascism. And now, Jerry permitting, let us pray. Almighty God...
    [artillery drowns him out]
    The Chaplain: The organist is hitting those bass notes a little too loud for me to be heard. So let each of us pray in his own way, to his own God.
    That's for sure, that's for dang sure.
    And it's over the mountain and over the Main,
    Through Gibralter, to France and Spain.
    Pit a feather tae your bonnet, and a kilt aboon your knee,
    Enlist my bonnie laddie and come awa with me.

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    • #3
      There is an obscure WWI film out there someplace about the Christmas truce between the British and Germans, who actually exchanged food and gifts. It drove the high commands of both sides up the proverbial walls.

      Generally speaking, war movies aren't particularly "Christmasy".
      Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MountainMan View Post
        There is an obscure WWI film out there someplace about the Christmas truce between the British and Germans, who actually exchanged food and gifts. It drove the high commands of both sides up the proverbial walls.

        Generally speaking, war movies aren't particularly "Christmasy".
        I think that it's called The Christmas Truce
        Lance W.

        Peace through superior firepower.

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