Two movies for Veterans Day – night capper

For two truly great films that capture the beginning & the end of World War II, that do full honors & respect those who served, don’t miss 1945’s  They Were Expendable and 1946’s The Best Years of Our Lives.

Light years apart in what they cover, the two films are similar in their lack of any Hollywood glamor, in their depiction of courage without glorifying it & the sense of brotherhood that builds between those who serve, whether they’ve been together for years or when all they have in common is a flight back home.

For a film that both wrenches & warms the heart, is bleak & yet gives great hope, check out 1948’s The Search, filmed on location in post-war Germany.

These are the three films that if I’d have used if I’d ever taught 20th century history.  Three pictures that speak millions of words.

 

Author: auntdeev

playfulness coach, life enthusiast & general instigator, ENTJ, cat lover

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