Memorial Day is here and with that it’s a period of time where we recount and pay tribute to our brave military personnel stationed the world over. In order to pay tribute to our brave men and women of the military, we’ve listed down some choice content available on Netflix.
The Battle Of Midway
Director: John Ford
The 1942 documentary short by John Ford chronicles the historical Battle of Midway, which marked the turning point for the Allied forces during World War II. Featuring voice overs by famous actors such as Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell, the documentary boasts actual combat footage of the war in the Pacific.
The Memphis Belle: A Story Of A Flying Fortress
Director: William Wyler
The B-17 Flying Fortress was renowned as one of the most formidable aircraft of World War II. Instrumental in the bombing campaign over Germany, this documentary centres on one of the most iconic aircraft and her brave crew during the war time efforts. This is the story of the Memphis Belle.
The Siege Of Jadotville
Director: Richie Smyth
The Siege Of Jadotville tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Jamie Dornan plays the Irish commander Patrick Quinlan while Guillaume Canet plays a French commander Falques.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Recognised as one of the most gripping and authentic war movies ever made, Das Boot Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer. The film chronicles the day-to-day life aboard a German U-boat, which is captain by a grizzled captain Jürgen Prochnow.
Saving Private Ryan
Director: Steven Spielberg
This Academy Award winning war drama showcased the tragedy and sacrifices of war. Oscar winner Tom Hanks leads an all-star cast with this heart-warming and tragic story of a Platoon captain who embarks on a search for the last surviving member of the Ryan family in war torn Europe.