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has anyone seen the miniseries the heavy water wars? it's about the allied attempt to thwart germany's nuclear program. it's on netflix and it was awesome. it could have been more than six episodes
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(06-25-2016 01:29 PM)Lush Wrote:  has anyone seen the miniseries the heavy water wars? it's about the allied attempt to thwart germany's nuclear program. it's on netflix and it was awesome. it could have been more than six episodes

I have not Lush. Sounds pretty good. I did watch an old movie (1944) earlier today that I had never seen - The Fighting Sullivans. I was loosely familiar of the story of the five Irish-American brothers from Iowa who joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and demanded to serve on the same ship because their bond was so strong. They all died together during the Battle of Guadalcanal leaving behind both parents and a sister. The youngest bother had a wife and toddler son. Most of the movie was pre-war but it had a poignant ending. Later, the Navy named two destroyers after them.
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(06-25-2016 06:37 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(06-25-2016 01:29 PM)Lush Wrote:  has anyone seen the miniseries the heavy water wars? it's about the allied attempt to thwart germany's nuclear program. it's on netflix and it was awesome. it could have been more than six episodes

I have not Lush. Sounds pretty good. I did watch an old movie (1944) earlier today that I had never seen - The Fighting Sullivans. I was loosely familiar of the story of the five Irish-American brothers from Iowa who joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and demanded to serve on the same ship because their bond was so strong. They all died together during the Battle of Guadalcanal leaving behind both parents and a sister. The youngest bother had a wife and toddler son. Most of the movie was pre-war but it had a poignant ending. Later, the Navy named two destroyers after them.

netflix? that sounds pretty powerful. do you know how loosely based? speaking of the bond that war creates. i read this guy's book sex at dawn and he talks about this

Quote:Christopher Ryan Ph.D. Christopher Ryan Ph.D.
Sex at Dawn
Not All Military Adultery Results in Scandal
Can military adultery support unit cohesion?
Posted Nov 16, 2012

When I give presentations or interviews, I'm often asked about the biggest surprises I came across in researching Sex at Dawn. I was reminded of this by all the recent talk about adultery among top military brass. As it turns out, not all adultery in the military is so scandalous.

Asked to imagine the first swingers in modern American history, most people probably picture hairy hippies in headbands lolling about on waterbeds in free-love communes under posters of Che Guevara and Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane on the hi-fi. But be cool, Daddy-O, ’cause the truth is gonna blow your mind.


It seems that the original modern American swingers were crew-cut World War II air force pilots and their wives. Like elite warriors everywhere, these “top guns” often developed strong bonds with one another, perhaps because they suffered the highest casualty rate of any branch of the military. According to journalist Terry Gould, “key parties,” like those later dramatized in the 1997 film The Ice Storm, originated on these military bases in the 1940s, where elite pilots and their wives intermingled sexually with one another before the men flew off toward Japanese antiaircraft fire.

Gould, author of The Lifestyle, a cultural history of the swinging movement in the United States, interviewed two researchers who’d written about this Air Force ritual. Joan and Dwight Dixon explained to Gould that these warriors and their wives “shared each other as a kind of tribal bonding ritual, with a tacit understanding that the two thirds of husbands who survived would look after the widows.” The practice continued after the war ended and by the late 1940s, “military installations from Maine to Texas and California to Washington had thriving swing clubs,” writes Gould. By the end of the Korean War, in 1953, the clubs “had spread from the air bases to the surrounding suburbs among straight, white-collar professionals.”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex...in-scandal
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(03-23-2016 10:06 AM)tigertom Wrote:  All time favorite: PATTON None better !

I'd agree with that. Patton is one of the best movies ever made.

If I had to recommend one war movie I think everyone should see, it would be "Blackhawk Down."

Some other favorite 'war' films (in no particular order)

Lawrence of Arabia
Battle of Britain
Bridge over the River Kwai
Guns of Navarone
A Bridge Too Far
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
White Cliffs of Dover
MASH
The War Horse
Gallipoli
Live From Baghdad
The Great Escape
Battle of the Bulge
Kelly's Heroes
Breaker Morant
Where Eagles Dare
Conspiracy
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(06-27-2016 09:52 AM)Lush Wrote:  
(06-25-2016 06:37 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  
(06-25-2016 01:29 PM)Lush Wrote:  has anyone seen the miniseries the heavy water wars? it's about the allied attempt to thwart germany's nuclear program. it's on netflix and it was awesome. it could have been more than six episodes

I have not Lush. Sounds pretty good. I did watch an old movie (1944) earlier today that I had never seen - The Fighting Sullivans. I was loosely familiar of the story of the five Irish-American brothers from Iowa who joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor and demanded to serve on the same ship because their bond was so strong. They all died together during the Battle of Guadalcanal leaving behind both parents and a sister. The youngest bother had a wife and toddler son. Most of the movie was pre-war but it had a poignant ending. Later, the Navy named two destroyers after them.

netflix? that sounds pretty powerful. do you know how loosely based?

I watched it on Turner Classic Movies (DirecTV) but I don't know how accurate it was from the standpoint of the family's pre-war days. FWIW, The Fighting Sullivans did serve as the inspiration for Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan film in terms of the plot to get Private Ryan back to his family due to the war casualties of his siblings.
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