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  • "They were crack troops skilled in the techniques of unconditional warfare, the soldiers of the Special Forces – and the focus of Hollywood’s first feature film about the Vietnam War: The Green Berets. John Wayne stars in and co-directs this red-white-and-blue depiction of America’s Vietnam effort, based on Robert Moore’s novel. Wayne wrote to President Lyndon Johnson to request military assistance for the film – and got more than enough firepower to create an impressive spectacle.

    Its soldiers fit the tried-and-true mould of earlier Wayne war classics like Back to Bataan and Sands of Iwo Jima. Their heroics are timeless.

  • They are convicts, psychos, lunkheads, losers – and champs at the box office and in movie lore. Decades after it burst onto the scene, The Dirty Dozen remains a milestone among ensemble action flicks. Lee Marvin portrays a tough-as-nails major volunteered in the Army way to command a squad of misfits on a suicide mission against Nazi brass. 

    Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Trini Lopez, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Clint Walker are among the 12 jailbirds who will earn their freedom if they survive. And Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard) directs, blending anti-authority gibes with explosive excitement. Nominated for four Academy Awards® The Dirty Dozen won for Best Sound Effects.

  • Five months after D-Day, most American soldiers think the German army is broken. The Germans think otherwise. In an attempt to buy time to fill the skies with their invincible new jets, they launch one fast, furious offensive: The Battle of the Bulge.

    For this epic recreation of one of World War II’s most crucial confrontations, director Ken Annakin (The Longest Day) captures the explosive action of massive forces squaring off as well as the brave, individual ingenuity of weary GIs trying to survive a cruel European winter. The cast is a juggernaut of stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and more. Experience the vast panorama of war in all its intensity – and all its heroism.

  • World War II rages across the Pacific and Lt. Cmdr. Duke E. Gifford is in the thick of it. He evacuates children from enemy-held islands. Oversees the development of torpedoes at Pearl Harbour. And prowls the depths in the submarine Thunderfish for a chance to aim his improved “tin fish” — torpedoes — at the enemy.  

    John Wayne plays Gifford in Operation Pacific. “I’m no theory man. I’m a line officer,” Gifford barks. He backs it up with lots of bite in several feverish sea battles. He’s also a man of heart with a loving wife at home (fellow Academy Award® winner Patricia Neal). Vice Admiral Charles Lockwood, World War II commander of all U.S. Pacific submarines, was technical advisor for this adventure packing real you-are-there thrills!

  • Supplies are dwindling. Troops are hopelessly outnumbered. But even in defeat there is victory. The defenders of the Philippines— including PT-boat skippers John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and Rusty Ryan (John Wayne)—will give the U.S. war effort time to regroup after the devastation of Pearl Harbor. 

    Director John Ford’s World War II tale knows its battle-scarred topic first-hand. Montgomery was himself a Pacific PT-boat commander and a valorous Bronze Star recipient. Ford filmed the Academy Award®- winning* documentary Battle of Midway. And Wayne creates a portrait of patriotic resolve as only he can. They Were Expendable salutes all who expended themselves during some of the war’s bleakest hours.

  • Kay Miniver doesn’t fly a Spitfire in dogfights over London or ply the North Sea in a battleship  but she’s doing her all for wartime England. And she does it so well that Winston Churchill would say Mrs. Miniver was more vital to the nation than a fleet of destroyers.  

    Winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Picture, this memorable spirit-lifter about an idealised England that tends its prize-winning roses while confronting the terror of war struck a patriotic chord with audiences and became 1942’s No.1 box-office hit. Greer Garson gives a formidable Oscar® - winning title-role performance, comforting children in a bomb shelter, capturing an enemy parachutist and delivering an inspirational portrait of stiff upper lip British resolve. When Hitler did his worst, Mrs. Miniver did her best.