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Posted on May 8, 2005 in Books and Movies

Enemy at the Gates – Movie Review

Enemy at the Gates has a bit of something for everyone – a battle, a hero, and a love triangle. What it lacks, though, is historical accuracy. In the main, the film does not do justice to the Battle of Stalingrad, the “turning point” of World War II in Europe. Involving millions of men and thousands of tanks, aircraft and artillery, Stalingrad proved to the world that Hitler's army could be stopped.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2005 in Books and Movies, Front Page Features

Downfall (aka Der Untergang) – Movie Review

Set during the final explosive days of the Third Reich, Downfall is an epic depiction of the fall of Nazi Germany and the end of Hitler's reign of terror in Europe. Written and Produced in Germany itself by Bernd Eichinger, the film is a graphic depiction of the collapse of law and order within Berlin, and the final headlong journey to insanity and suicide undertaken by the Nazi Fuhrer.

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Posted on Oct 8, 2004 in Books and Movies

Come and See – Movie Review

This Russian-made film explores the world of partisans and civilians caught behind German lines during World War II. It is dark, grimy, and depressing, but contains a message about the human spirit that makes this movie a must-see.

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