The Best of British War Cinema

The Best of British War Cinema

Discs 1-2

DVD - 2011
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Disc 1. Appointment with Venus: at the outbreak of WWII the British realize they can't prevent the invasion of the Channel Islands. However, someone realmses that a prize cow, Venus, is on the islands and the Nazis mustn't get hold of her. The wind cannot read: Love that was forbidden ... but could not be denied!
Disc 2. Operation Amsterdam: during WWII, British commandos visit occupied Holland to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Theirs is the glory: in 1944, British General Montgomery and his command were way north of the Allied line, and the Germans were holding them in that swampy position. The plan, put into operation on Sunday, September 14, 1944, was to drop two American Airborne divisions and the British First Airborne Division behind the German lines to capture the bridges which would open the way to the German plain.
Publisher: [United States] : ITV Studios Home Entertainment ; Eugene, OR : Distributed by Timeless Media Group, 2011.
ISBN: 9780741134370
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4375/BEST
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (391 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 27, 2017

I really enjoyed The Wind Cannot Read with Dirk Bogarde and Yoko Tani. The story takes place in WWII Burma where the Bogarde character is stationed with the British army. Tani plays a Japanese language instructor who teaches some British personnel (including Bogarde) to read and speak Japanese so they can interrogate Japanese prisoners and interpret as needed. --- Along the way, Bogarde and Tani fall in love in spite of repeated warnings against fraternizing. --- Sweet love story!


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