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The Hollywood History of World War II

by Robin Cross

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Just as figures on a movie screen are larger than life, the movie version of World War II seems bolder than the actual events, more exciting than the dusty pages of history books. So let's say goodbye to the fogged conclusions, uncertain victories and equivocal characters of grey reality. Let's retell the story in simple black and white, the way the movies did. Here, George C. Scott overruns Italy in 2-1/2 hours; Jeff Chandler repels hordes of death-crazed Kamikazes; slow, dumbwitted Germans are outmanoeuvred at every turn; plucky, cheeky Tommies tunnel their way out in their hundreds; Italians flee in their thousands; jut-jawed GIs, helmet-straps undone and Camels at the ready, bayonet screaming Japs on Pacific Island. Assembled from countless American and British films made during and since the War, and probably the most erroneous history of World War II ever published, the Hollywood History makes up in entertainment value what it undoubtedly lacks in authority.

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