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Epic Military Disaster - The Good Guys Lost
2 July 2015
This is a true story from World War II based on real characters and incidents.
Despite having the upper hand as the Germans retreated, the Allies with misplaced over-confidence and hubris hatched this plan. The plan was the result of one-upmanship amongst the top generals in an attempt to be the first to reach Berlin. The result was an unmitigated disaster.
The film is a chance to see a panoply of stars in action - Sean Connery, Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford, Gen Hackman and Michael Caine (my favourites), Liv Ullman etc.
Directed by Richard Attenborough, this is a classic depiction of military folly and the bravery of ordinary soldiers.
DVD quality is excellent and was delivered quite quickly.