Saturday, March 16, 2013

MARCH MADNESS 2013: WWII Ground Combat Movies

This years "March Madness War Movie Tournament" will determine the best WWII Ground Combat Movie.  Here are the match-ups:

1 - Saving Private Ryan
16 - Guadalcanal Diary

9 - When Trumpets Fade
8 - Sands of Iwo Jima

4 - The Thin Red Line
13 - Merrill's Marauders

12 - A Walk in the Sun
5 - A Bridge Too Far

2 - The Longest Day
15 - The Devil's Brigade

10 - Hell is for Heroes
7 - Cross of Iron

3 - The Big Red One
14 - The Desert Rats

11 - Attack!
6 - Battleground

Feel free to weigh in on the results.  May the best movie win!  



  1. In "Sands of Iwo Jima," I expected Forest Tucker to redeem himself by jumping on a grenade to save his squad, or something. Maybe that was too much of a cliche', even back then.

  2. Good point. I think his apologizing for his coffee break and then being a good soldier after that was considered enough. I'm trying to remember if anyone else jumped on a grenade. If not, that would be odd because it happened an amazing 7 times during the Battle of Iwo Jima.


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