Friday, October 23, 2020

D-Day Land?! WTF?!

 
Looks like someone wants to Disneyize the Normandy invasion?!  Read the article here and see what you think.
 
Crazy!
Brian & Melonie

Saturday, October 17, 2020

"Midway" & "The Battle of Midway"

This is the tale of Midway, shown from both the American and Japanese side!  This is a pretty cool flick and the depiction of both side is great!  Now this is obviously Hollywood-ized but it has some great actors in it and I think its a pretty cool war flick at the very least.  Give the trailer a go below and see what you think.
 

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Well this is the modern version of the Hollywood-ized Midway flick and I didn't like it like I did the original.  I guess its basically a Hollywood war flick but those just don't seem as cool as the older ones were.  Anyway, give the trailer a once over and see what you think.


& for the real thing!
 

Now this is the wartime documentary filmed by John Ford himself!  Its all real footage and with that jingoistic zeal we all love! 

So there ya go folks, all sorts of Midway for ya to check out!
Brian & Melonie

Friday, October 16, 2020

"Jojo Rabitt"



A young boy in Nazi Germany is excited to be a part of the world that is Nazi Germany but after a Hitler Youth accident and the chance meeting of a Jewish girl in hiding, his world begins to take on a new more realistic side.  Will he continue on his want to be the perfect little Nazi or will he finally see the world for what it really is before it is to late?  This is an absolutely fantastic flick that injects humor into the darkness that was Nazi Germany in a perfect way.  Check out the trailer below and watch it this weekend, you'll love it!


A classic for sure!
Brian & Melonie

Best "Kill Hitler" scene ever!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

"WW2 'Earthquake' Bomb Explodes in Poland"


A "Earthquake" bomb from WWII exploded in a Polish canal.  Check out the article here!
 
WWII and the gifts that just keep on giving!
Brian & Melonie

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

"A Hidden Life"

 

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and his, and his family's, life is forever changed because of it.  This is an absolutely fantastic film!  Another epic from the genus that is Terrence Malick.  Give the trailer a view and watch it however you can!


The story of a true hero,
Brian & Melonie

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Funny Stuff

"Nazi Generals"
 
"German Capitulation"

"Stupid Nazi Guard"

Monday, October 12, 2020

"My Name is Sara"

 

"Sara Góralnik is a a 13 year-old Polish Jew who finds refuge and is taken in by a farmer and his wife.  She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers' marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect, her true identity. "  This was a pretty good flick that shows the fear and horror of the civilians in Lithuania and the Jews that were hiding in plan sight during the war.  Give the trailer a go and see what you think and swing over here to see testimonials from the real Sara Góralnik.
 
 
Pretty good flick,
Brian & Melonie

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Dust 1947 Battle Reports

 
Allies vs. Axis

Americans vs. Germans Part 1

Americans vs. Germans Part 2

The crew over at Gamers on Games have made a few more weird war battle reports using the Dust 1947 rule set so give it a look see.

Great stuff,
Brian


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Pulp Alley's "Gang War"

 

The crew over at Pulp Alley has given us another all out brawl between several gangs using their excellent system!  Check it out and see what a real gang war looks like!!

Great stuff,
Brian & Melonie

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Dust 1947 Battle Reports

 


Dexion has filmed another couple excellent weird war battle reports using the Dust 1947 rules.  Take a look and watch the carnage!!

Great stuff as always,
Brian & Melonie

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Honored Allies Wednesday: Edward Fegen (United Kingdom)

                                   Edward Stephen Fogarty Fegen 
 
"On the 5th of November, 1940, in heavy seas, Captain Fegen, in His Majesty's Armed Merchant Cruiser Jervis Bay, was escorting thirty-eight merchantmen.  Sighting a powerful German warship he at once drew clear of the convoy, made straight for the enemy, and brought his ship between the raider and her prey, so that they might scatter and escape.  Crippled, in flames, unable to reply, for nearly an hour the Jervis Bay held the German's fire.  So she went down but of the merchantmen all but four or five were saved." 

From Capt. Fegen's Victoria Cross citation, awarded on 22 November 1940.
 
A true honorable ally,
Brian & Melonie 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Games & Gaming Culture's Weird WWII


The crew over at The Lost Signals do a similar video as I did with the common weird war troupes found in the video game genera.  Give it a go and see their take on it all.

Weird war is everywhere and its here to stay!
Brian & Melonie