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Theirs Is The Glory [DVD]

Stanley Maxted , Thomas Scullion , Brian Desmond Hurst    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood
  • Directors: Brian Desmond Hurst
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Strawberry Media
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Aug 2011
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005DR2QF2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,353 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Theirs is the Glory earned some of the highest critical praise ever afforded a British wartime docudrama. This is the filmed record of the ill-fated and possibly the most harrowing battles of WWII the Battle of Arnhem. In September of 1944, when the Allied forces combined to force a total German retreat from Holland. The "bridge too far" at Arnhem proved to be the Waterloo of this particular strategy, due to a series of unforeseen mishaps and miscalculations. Of the 10,000 troops engaged in the offensive, 8,000 lost their lives. Without sugar-coating the disaster, the film points out the courage and sacrifice of the men involved in the mission. Brian Desmond Hurst directed Theirs is the Glory, with the majority of the cast made up of the actual survivors. Said by actual survivors to be the most accurate portrayal of the events surrounding Arnhem The basis for the film A Bridge Too Far.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Theirs is the Glory earned some of the highest critical praise ever afforded a British wartime docudrama. This is the filmed record of the ill-fated battle of Arnhem in September of 1944, when the Allied forces combined to force a total German retreat from Holland. The "bridge too far" at Arnhem proved to be the Waterloo of this particular strategy, due to a series of unforseen mishaps and miscalculations. Of the 10,000 troops engaged in the offensive, 8,000 lost their lives. Without sugarcoating the disaster, the film points out the courage and sacrifice of the men involved in the mission. Brian Desmond Hurst directed Theirs is the Glory, while the large cast of "re-enactors" performed sans screen credit. ...Theirs Is the Glory (1946) ( Men of Arnhem )

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Memorial in Film 28 Nov 2011
Format:DVD
This film is about the involvement of the British 1st Airborne Division at the Battle of Arnhem. What the film lacks in the skill of its actors and the blood and gore more prevalent in modern war films, is made up for in the authenticity of location and detail. Filmed within a year of the battle, the directors decided against using professional actors, instead making use of actual veterans, both British and Dutch. The film was also shot in and around Arnhem and other locations before any significant reconstruction had occurred. The battle damage to the buildings and the key bridges so important in the real battle is authentic. Props used in the film are also authentic. You will see genuine German Panther tanks, and half-tracks being driven along the narrow Dutch streets, and the British paratroopers using PIATs, and 6 Pdr anti-tank guns in turn. There is also excellent original combat footage of the landings spliced into the story. In this sense, the movie is a fitting memorial to those who British paratroopers and Dutch civilians caught up in this monumental battle.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! 28 Oct 2011
By Koektok
Format:DVD
For all people who have an interest in what happened during September 1944 in Oosterbeek, Arnhem, Renkum and Wolfheze, I have one word of advice:
buy this film.
Watch it, think about the changed lives of all those poor boys, Allied as well as Germans, and then add a sprinkling of understanding of the level of terrific hardships the Dutch population endured, think about the fatalities and bereavements, think of all the bravery and reflect!
Two things make this film very special: the fact that the actors are the actual soldiers and the final scene, in the Nissan hut.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arnhem in black and white 9 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
Fascinating accompaniment to "A Bridge Too Far", with real troops, in real locations, plus some real footage. However, as you'd expect from a film made so close to when the events portrayed actually happened, this film lacks the more critical appraisal of Market Garden that you get from Cornelius Ryan's book or the film.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best war film ever made 30 Mar 2012
Format:DVD
in my opinion this is the best war film ever made to date.simply because you have men who actualey fought in the arnhem battle staring in the film, real soldiers, not actors, most of these brave men were suffering from shellshock/ pdsd, when they were making this film. during the making of the film they were still finding bodies of some of their comrades,and some of the streets could not be used for filming because of dangerous ruined buildings and uxb,s . I think the cast do a fantastic job under these conditions. And the kit in this film is fantastic, real horsa gliders, tiger tanks, panther tanks,panzer 111, 17 pdr anti tank gun, 6 pdr anti tank gun, 75mm pack gun , jeeps, bren carriers, dakotas, etc. I have been a arnhem buff all my life and have spoken to many vetrans of the battle over the years and i have so much respect for these guys , of which so many did not return to their loved ones, And i think this film is lasting testement to their courage , a fantastic film ,theirs truly is their glory
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arnhem - Their's is the glory 22 April 2012
By Birdman
Format:DVD
Raw original featuring those who fought and in the location they did so...great feeling of the fighting done by the men who have no need to act to a script....that fact alone says so much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am prejudiced 14 Mar 2012
By holdcap
Format:DVD
I have one of the original films because my late father, the padre, is shown in the film, and was there at the time of the battle. The majority of the actors were there as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most remarkable films ever made 2 April 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Using the setting of Arnhem and the men who fought the battle captures an indefinable quality of authenticity and lifts this far beyond the realms of ordinary film-making
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history 24 April 2012
By George
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I watched this prior to going on a visit to the Operation Market Garden battlefields. I recommend anyone who is researching the operation or going to visit the areas concerned to see this film, and also 'A Bridge too Far'. They complement each other very well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Theirs Is The Glory
A superb film who's roles are actually preformed by the soldiers and airmen and civilians involved in "Operation Market Garden" not actors! Read more
Published 18 days ago by cdblue
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting DVD
W enjoyed looking at this DVD it is an interesting and informative as we had been to Arnhem and seen the cemetery.
Published 20 days ago by J. M. Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
This movie was very good I liked the action it was just awesome pure magic and well put together totally brilliant.
Published 2 months ago by Robert Rae Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great historical account of the Paras stand at Arnhem
This is a great historical account of the Paras stand at Arnhem, the fact that it is a mixture of actual historical footage and re-enactment by many of the men who actually fought... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Keith A Woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars The Battle for Arnhem
I have found it most interesting and was advised to obtain my copy by some ex-Arnhem Glider Pilots as it contained former participants in the battle. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Graham R. Withers
5.0 out of 5 stars clasic story
the film is a little dated, but a great film. I very much enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone interested in the battle for Arnhem bridge
Published 9 months ago by Richard Savage
5.0 out of 5 stars great old movie
a real time capsule of a film no stars or proper actors but it dosent really matter the panthers are are real treat plus a tiger I thought there would have been more german... Read more
Published 10 months ago by a smith
5.0 out of 5 stars RECOMMENDED!
Very good value for money. that is all I can add at this moment in time to fulfill word requirement
Published 11 months ago by Barry Jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Theirs Is The Glory
Great film especially as many of survivors took part in it. Anyone interested in the era would enjoy I am sure.
Published 11 months ago by C. Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
What a fantastic film, well made , by the men on the ground at the time, the way they portrayed their war. how they seem so blazay about the what was happening. Fantastic.
Published 11 months ago by Andy
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