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Old February 15 2013, 07:09 PM   #32
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Re: Spielberg, Hanks and HBO's grudge against the Navy persists...

Icemizer wrote: View Post
One of my favorite WWI air movies is The Blue Max. For WWII I just watch Black Sheep Squadron reruns.
Yes, The Blue Max is really good.

As far as a Pacific based Navy movie the time and distances between actual battles is just immense. Few ship to ship encounters happened as ours were mostly destroyed at Pearl and so it ends up being an air war over water.
I can't really agree with that. Even if you don't accept carrier actions as "naval" battles, you still have the Java Sea, Sunda Strait, Cape Esperance, Savo Islands, 1st and 2nd Guadalcanal, Empress Augusta Bay, Cape St. George, Tassafaronga, Komandorski Islands, Surigao Strait, and many more destroyer-level engagements.
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