What are your favourite war-time movies? Is there a music selection you feel is appropriate to hear on Remembrance Day? You may remember the image to the left from 1993’s “Schindler’s List” starring Liam Neeson. Photo Credit: IMDb.
Recently I watched the true-story based movie “The Zookeeper’s Wife”. She helped save over 300 lives in WWII. Click Below!
Kiss FM Texter Trevor says “PT 109. The story of JFK. My dad used to watch it whenever it came on and I’d watch it with him every time. Green Beret with John Wayne was another favorite!”
Kiss FM Texter Nicole Oswald shared that she likes 1987’s “Good Morning Vietnam !” Click below for Robin Williams acting brilliance:
Kiss FM Texter Dean loves “Good Morning Vietnam” as well, and also mentions “Hogan’s Heroes was always a favourite TV show”.
Kiss FM Texter Doug Collins mentions “I watched Braveheart last night and that’s one of my favourites. I know you mean movies about the last few wars but that won Braveheart sticks out for me.”
Kiss FM Texter Dusten Tulak shared: “Favorite war movie? The Great Escape”. This 60’s movie starred Steve MvQueen and James Garner.
Kiss FM Texter Christina Goldie added these 1987’s”Full Metal Jacket” starring Matthew Modine and 1986’s “Platoon” with Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Willem Defoe and many other famous actors.
While working on this blog I asked my husband what his favourite war-time movie is and he mentioned two, “Saving Private Ryan” with Tom Hanks and Ed Burns, and the 1977 movie “A Bridge Too Far”, with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. Click below!
Kiss FM Texter Robie Tubbs shares “Definitely “U571” from 2000!!! What’s not to like with Matthew Mcconaughy! And then 2014’s “Fury” with Brad Pitt!”
Kiss FM Texter Dave Fletcher shared: “Hamburger Hill was my favourite.That movie was based upon real life and my Grandfather’s friend was killed on that hill.He use to tell me stories about it and then the movie came out!”
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In searching on-line for War-time songs I came across this. Click Below!
On this Remembrance Day weekend, maybe you prefer to listen to music about peace instead of war. Here are just a few that come to mind:
John & Yoko Ono’s 1969 Classic “Give Peace A Chance”!
“Peace Train” was released in 1971,
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Kiss FM Texter and my co-worker Helen Belford shared this: ‘I once had the privilege of chatting with some World War II vets. They were from the Edmonton 49ers regiment. They told me the story of how their Sergeant Major would take canned food from the packs of fallen soldiers and carry them on his back in his own pack. No one question his motives as they all loved and respected him. As it turned out this particular regiment spent Christmas Day in the trenches. On that day those cans of beans came out of his pack. He open them with a knife and pass them along to the troops in the trench. Each man took two fingers stuck it in the can had a mouth full of beans and passed it along. That was their Christmas dinner. We have lots to be thankful for and they deserve to be remembered”
As we remember those who sacrificed and died to keep us safe, perhaps songs and movies might be a part of your Remembrance Day weekend.
Lest We Forget!