Action drama starring Rob Lowe as a tough Navy SEAL who, with his best buddy, is sent to check out Iraqi military development during the run up to the Gulf War. Gale Hansen and Tracy Griffith co-star.
Simply put, Finest Hour
is one of the best documentaries on the Battle of Britain. Combining impeccable narration, personal accounts and stunning footage--some previously unseen--it is both a collection of inspiring and often touching personal accounts from men and women who were there and a story of the behind-the-scenes relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt.
The story begins in 1940 as the Low Countries and France are occupied by Nazi Germany--and the Luftwaffe begins to litter Britain, especially London, with thousands upon thousands of bombs. The only thing standing between Britain and the German army was the English Channel. Onto this stage emerged Winston Churchill, a Prime Minister in whom not every Briton had a great deal of faith under such critical circumstances. The documentary juxtaposes the fears individuals had at the switch in leadership with Churchill's own struggle to solidify his leadership and shore up morale--all in the face of the nightly blitz. Behind the scenes, Churchill found it essential to bring the United States into the war. His and Roosevelt's political relationship evolved into a kind of friendship, but initially the popularity of isolationism at home restricted Roosevelt's ability to contribute to the British war effort, despite his vehement personal opposition to Nazism.
This two-tape set will be one of the definitive visual histories of Britain's struggle, and no serious historian should be missing it in a collection. --Erik Macki
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