I had to write something about Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Day is the day we honored our Fallen and brothers in arms for all their sacrifices.
TV documentaries, war movies are as close as many of us will see about the horrors of war and in most cases, it all has to do with our side and what our service people have been through, that’s OK. But I have to wonder with all these conflicts there is the other side that is going through the same emotions, through the same hell as our soldiers. You read the daily news about North Korea and all these other hot spots in the world and it is a constant reminder that wars will not go away. Technology rapidly changes but our mentality, well …… IT JUST DOESN’T.
So there I sat, not physically well that day so I was watching a couple of old war flicks as a reminder of the fallen. Some are very interesting movies from across the pond that you might not have seen before. Very doubtful these movies were ever made in Hollywood; they portray ordinary people, thrown into a conflict that they have no control over, these people have the same 24 hrs, 7 days a week, they have families that love them, they are fathers, mothers. They hurt the same way as you and me. So I picked these movies to remind me that there is nothing glamorous about the war on either side and I think these movies portray just that. There is a message to be learned in some of these films.
I had to share these titles with anybody interested in the stories about “what happened on the other side.”
- (Das Boot) meaning “The Boat” in German WW2 flick … The old movie about the U boat Submarine crew, it was quite popular around the 1980s
- (The Front Line) North and South Korean War and how many died over a “hill”.
- (My Way) (must see) War film about what 2 soldiers went through during the time the Japanese occupation of Korea and then into the big war.
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