World War II Movies Worth A Damn: Anthropoid

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Hollywood is really going in guns blazing with World War Two movies in 2016 and 2017. Beside this one we also have coming up:

  • Allied
  • Dunkirk
  • USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
  • Hacksaw Ridge

The newly released World War II movie Anthropoid starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) and Toby Jones (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) chronicles the true story of the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovakian Resistance in 1942.

For those of you interested in the history of SOE and OSS Operations During World War Two, you will like this one to be sure since this is one of the best examples of resistance fighters being trained and re-inserted into their home countries by the Special Operations Executive (SOE).

Often Hollywood screws up these amazing stories by trying to insert some sort of sappy love triangle and although an attempt is made in this movie to include some romance, it does not detract from the story at all.

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “World War II Movies Worth A Damn: Anthropoid

    • There has been a ton of really good WW2 movies and series made in the last 20 years. Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, the Pacific. Alot of really good foreign films too..if you have Netflix, check out Generation War, Flame and Citron and Winter in Wartime.

      Yeah, Das Boot was an excellent movie. Book was good too. To think that was made in like 1981…pretty fair effects compared to CGI of today!

      • Yes. I have seen most of the more recent movies. Most recently, I saw Fury; I hated it. Saving Private Ryan was outstanding, and I think the Band of Brothers series might be my favorite show of all time (I didn’t count it, as I didn’t count it as a movie). Enemy At The Gates was interesting, though somewhat sappy. Another older one that I found to be illuminating was Cross of Iron. Have you seen that one?

      • Yeah, saw Cross of Iron a few months ago…read the book a while back too…the Eastern Front was so much more brutal than the Western.

        Enemy at the Gates..if you like to read, check out a fiction book called War of the Rats by David L. Robbins…that movie’s script was taken from that book and an actual non-fiction book called Enemy at the Gates by William Craig..both are superb.

        The Russians and Germans have made some really outstanding sub-titled films about the Eastern Front part of the war.
        One I really liked was a Russian one called White Tiger…talk about Brutal.

      • Ha ha! I actually proofread “War of the Rats” before it was published. It was published by an outfit where my roommate worked, and he knew of my background in WWII history, so they have it to me. I have to say, I enjoyed the book more than the movie.

      • Very Cool.

        I like David L Robbins as a Historical Fiction writer…The Last Citadel and Assassins Gallery were good reads also.

        If you really want to read a good Cold War Historical Fiction check out “Killing Che”.

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