Another military WWII history thread

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Soryu, Hiru, Kaga, and Akagi? The other two were in the Indian Ocean at the time of Midway, the Shokaku and cant remember the other one. Midway broke the back of the Japanese carrier force, not just the carriers lost but the huge number of highly trained pilots.
 
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Tedminator

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How could that NOT make a great movie?
HAH! did some googlings and somebody did option the movie rights to it :encouragement:


StudioCanal Boards World War II Thriller ‘The Last Battle’
https://variety.com/2015/film/news/studiocanal-world-war-ii-thriller-the-last-battle-1201655664/
StudioCanal is developing a World War II movie about U.S. and German soldiers teaming up for a rescue of French prisoners near the end of the war in the Austrian Alps.
The French company has acquired movie rights to Stephen Harding’s “The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces In The Waning Hours Of World War II In Europe.” The Picture Company’s Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce with Bryce Zabel, who adapted the book.

Harding’s book, published in 2013 by Da Capo Press, describes a mixed force of U.S. Army, German Wehrmacht and Austrian resistance fighters acting together to prevent the recapture of 14 French prisoners being held at Itter Castle. An SS assault party had been ordered to retake the prison shortly after Adolf Hitler’s suicide in April, 1945.
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Devil505

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Soryu, Hiru, Kaga, and Akagi? The other two were in the Indian Ocean at the time of Midway, the Shokaku and cant remember the other one. Midway broke the back of the Japanese carrier force, not just the carriers lost but the huge number of highly trained pilots.
Yep, and it changed the war in the Pacific in our favor, for the duration.

We were on offense from then on.

Most important battle in the Pacific.