Thursday, June 4, 2020

"Emperor"


The war is over and Japan is all but destroyed and it is now up to Gen. MacArthur to rebuild it.  Can he find those who started the war and hold them accountable or will he end up destroying it completely?!  This is an interesting movie in where we discover what is was like in administrating and finding war criminals was like in the ruins of Japan.  Give the trailer a once over and see what you think.


Good flick,
Brian

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

"Edge of Darkness"


A Norwegian fishing village takes up arms against its Nazi occupiers.  Will they drive the Nazis out or will they feel the jack book on their necks even more so?!  This is a fantastic flick!  I can't believe I have never seen it!  Check out the flick below, you won't be sorry!


A fantastic flick!
Brian & Melonie

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

"Darkest Hour"


The armies of the crooked cross march over Europe and Chamberlain has been ousted and now the burden of governing goes to Churchill.  What will be done in Britain's darkest hour?!  Well we know what happens, they kick the shit outta them goose-stepping bastards but this flick delves into the decision that was finally made to do so!!  Now again, I'm not a huge historian of Churchill and some of this seems a bit Hollywood-ised but it's still a pretty good flick.  Check out the trailer and see what you think.


A pretty good flick,
Brian & Melonie

Monday, June 1, 2020

Medal of Honor Monday: Dale M. Hansen

 
"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company E, Second Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima in the Ryūkyū Chain, 7 May 1945.  Cool and courageous in combat, Private Hansen unhesitatingly took the initiative during a critical stage of the action and, armed with a rocket launcher, crawled to an exposed position where he attacked and destroyed a strategically located hostile pillbox.  With his weapon subsequently destroyed by enemy fire, he seized a rifle and continued his one-man assault.  Reaching the crest of a ridge, he leaped across, opened fire on six Japanese and killed four before his rifle jammed.  Attacked by the remaining two Japanese, he beat them off with the butt of his rifle and then climbed back to cover. Promptly returning with another weapon and a supply of grenades, he fearlessly advanced, destroyed a strong mortar position and annihilated eight more of the enemy.  In the forefront of battle throughout this bitterly waged engagement, Private Hansen, by his indomitable determination, bold tactics and complete disregard of all personal danger, contributed essentially to the success of his company's mission and to the ultimate capture of this fiercely defended outpost of the Japanese Empire.  His great personal valor in the face of extreme peril reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service." 

From Pvt. Hansen's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on May 30 1946.
 
May you be at peace,
Brian & Melonie
 
Camp Hansen Okinawa, Japan
 
 

Sunday, May 31, 2020

"Find the Jap"


Another WWII-era film of the Navel airmen and their fight against the Japanese.

Great flying,
Brian

Saturday, May 30, 2020

"Company of Heroes"

A group of allied soldiers are first trapped behind the fighting during the Battle of the Bulge and then are tasked with a secret mission to save a couple of atomic bomb scientists.  Can they accomplish it or will the Ratzis be the first to use this super weapon?  Well this is a bit of a surprise for me to be honest, it's total weird war with an atomic detonation in Europe and with a few fun performances of some aging action favorites.  Now saying that, its still a mess but worth a once over.  I guess it is loosely based on the video game by the same name but I'd say that was very loosely.  Give the trailer a go and see what ya think.


Worth a once over,
Brian & Melonie

Plus, we love looking at Melia Kreiling!

Friday, May 29, 2020

"In Tranzit"


A woman-ran Soviet prison housing some German POWs are expected to try and discover if any of the prisoners are not who they say.  Can these women subdue their hate to find out or will they exact their revenge on these men for their lost family and friends?  Now this is a weird flick.  It has some great actors, production, sets and all that jazz but the story is weak and a mess.  Give the trailer a go and see what you think.


A pass to be honest with ya,
Brian & Melonie

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Last Nazi Gator is Dead!


Looks like the last Nazi gator has kicked the bucket in a Russian gulag.  Read the story here!

Someone is going to be wearing some nice boots this weeekend!  ;)
Brian

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"April 9th"


It's April 9, 1940 and the Germans are massing on the Danish border and it is up to the Danish army to defend their country from the Nazi juggernaut.  This is a great movie about the single day the Danish spent trying to defend their nation.  It follows a single unit as it engages and is slowly pushed back again and again until the inevitable conclusion.  Give the trailer a gander and see what you think.


A great film about a chapter that is all but forgotten to so many,
Brian & Melonie

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

"Cloak and Dagger"


An American professor is recruited into the OSS to find a fellow colleague who might be working for the Nazis and get her to join the Allies.  Once in Europe he finds danger around every corner.  Can he survive and accomplish his mission or will he die trying?  This is a great movie until it adds a totally unnecesasry love story.  That shit ruins the who thing in my opinion bur give the trailer a once over and see what you think.


Worth a once over but expect to be disappointed by the end,
Brian

Monday, May 25, 2020

Medal of Honor Monday: Pierpont M. Hamilton


"The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Major (Air Corps) Pierpont Morgan Hamilton, United States Army Air Forces, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty while serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Western Task Force, in North Africa during the landings of Operation Torch.  On 8 November 1942, near Port Lyautey, French Morocco, Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton volunteered to accompany Colonel Demas Craw on a dangerous mission to the French commander, designed to bring about a cessation of hostilities.  Driven away from the mouth of the Sebou River by heavy shelling from all sides, the landing boat was finally beached at Mehdia Plage despite continuous machinegun fire from three low-flying hostile planes.  Driven in a light truck toward French headquarters, this courageous mission encountered intermittent firing, and as it neared Port Lyautey a heavy burst of machinegun fire was delivered upon the truck from pointblank range, killing Colonel Craw instantly.  Although captured immediately, after this incident, Lieutenant Colonel Hamilton completed the mission."

From Lt. Col. Hamilton's Medal of Honor citation, awarded on January 23, 1943.

 May you be at peace,
Brian & Melonie

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Churchill"


The Allied invasion of Western Europe is at hand and Churchill wants to stop it!  Will he prevent another Gallipoli or will the Allies be triumphant?  Well, I think we all know what happens don't we?  Now I knew that he had some reservations with the plan but this movie makes him out to be a little bitch and I am wondering how realistic it is.  The Wikipedia entry says that their were some heavy discrepancies so I might err on the side of caution when taking this flick to heart.  Its a good flick but seems a bit much, but hell I didn't know the man so...  Give the trailer a go and see what ya think.


Worth a viewing but nothing lost if you don't,
Brian