Tom Hanks Commands a WWII Convoy, Dodges U-Boats in 'Greyhound'

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Tom Hanks Commands a WWII Convoy, Dodges U-Boats in 'Greyhound'

https://www.military.com/daily-news...nds-wwii-convoy-dodges-u-boats-greyhound.html

Tom Hanks loved C.S. Forester's 1955 novel "The Good Shepherd" so much that he wrote a screenplay based on the book so he could star in a movie version.

Set in 1942, the movie features Hanks as newly minted U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause, whose first mission is leading a convoy of 37 ships across the Atlantic. This would be a simple task, if not for the wolf packs of Nazi U-boats tasked with sinking every one of those Allied boats.

The trailer just debuted online.


Hopefully, the movie gets into this, too:

The Good Shepherd (novel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Shepherd_(novel)

The book illustrates the difficulties of the Atlantic war: the struggle against the sea, the enemy, and the exhaustion brought on by constant vigilance. It also details the problems of the early radar and ASDIC equipment available and the poor communications between the fleet and Admiralty using HF Radio & early manual cryptography.

 

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Looking forward to this one! Trailer looks great...
 

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If it is half as good as the book, it will be GREAT!

If you have not read the book, do so asap.

Then read HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean.

For a cold chill and a deep respect for the heroism of ordinary men in an extraordinary place and time.

The Real Cruel Sea by Richard Woodman
The Ghost Ships of Archangel by William Geroux

Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II: Oral Histories of Cargo Carrying Under Fire By Michael Gillen
 

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Looks Epic! Can't wait.
 

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If it is half as good as the book, it will be GREAT!

If you have not read the book, do so asap.

Then read HMS Ulysses by Alistair MacLean.

For a cold chill and a deep respect for the heroism of ordinary men in an extraordinary place and time.

The Real Cruel Sea by Richard Woodman
The Ghost Ships of Archangel by William Geroux

Merchant Marine Survivors of World War II: Oral Histories of Cargo Carrying Under Fire By Michael Gillen
Here's another great book. I asked in a WWII buff forum a long while back what non-fiction WWII book they would recommend if they had to pick just one. It was this one - freezing hell on the Eastern Front. I agree. I've read it twice:

The Forgotten Soldier

https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-Soldier-Guy-Sajer/dp/1574882864

Reviews:

“I don’t think that anyone who reads [it] to the end will ever forget it.” - New York Times

“May well be accorded equal respect with War and Peace as the masterpiece reporting war’s reality.” -David Douglas Duncan, photojournalist and author of This is War! and War Without Heroes

“Sajer is blunt in explaining his reason for sharing his experiences: ‘to reanimate, with all the intensity I can summon, those distant cries from the slaughterhouse.’ He succeeds in doing just that... This book will remain relevant because it explores the psychology of the soldier at war.” - Military Review

“[[This] may be the book about World War II which has been so long awaited.” - Christian Science Monitor

“Eloquent.. powerful... Critics have likened it to All Quiet on the Western Front.” - John Barkham

“Transcends language and nationality to address the human race.” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Few memoirs can compare with this work in range of feeling, depths of self-analysis, or vivid recounting of combat. This exception book is highly recommended.” - Library Journal


 

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We will defeat the CHICOM coronavirus just like we defeated those National Socialist Wolf Packs!

No more happy times for the bad guys! A few mistakes in the beginning until we get our game on. USA! USA!

Get it on pay per view quickly!
 

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We will defeat the CHICOM coronavirus just like we defeated those National Socialist Wolf Packs!

No more happy times for the bad guys! A few mistakes in the beginning until we get our game on. USA! USA!

Get it on pay per view quickly!
I've read elsewhere, not at the Wiki, that they weren't displayed much because people whose homes had been turned to rubble and had loved ones killed didn't appreciate it much.

Keep Calm and Carry On

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On

Almost 2,500,000 copies of Keep Calm and Carry On were printed between 23 August and 3 September 1939 but the poster was not sanctioned for immediate public display.[15] It was instead decided that copies should remain in "cold storage" for use after serious air raids (with resources transferred to Your Courage and Freedom is in Peril). Copies of Keep Calm and Carry On were retained until April 1940, but stocks were then pulped as part of the wider Paper Salvage campaign.[7] A very few copies do appear to have been displayed, but such instances were rare and unauthorised...

 

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This sucks. Probably won't hit DVD according to comments I've seen.

Tom Hanks' WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Abandons Theaters, Heads to Apple TV+
20 May 2020


In yet another sign of our changing times, Deadline reports that Sony has abandoned plans to release Tom Hanks' "Greyhound" in theaters on Father's Day weekend and sold the project to Apple, which will show the movie on its Apple TV+ service later this year.

Hanks wrote and stars in the World War II story. Set in 1942, "Greyhound" features him as newly minted U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause, whose first mission is leading a convoy of 37 ships across the Atlantic. This would be a simple mission, if not for the wolf packs of Nazi U-boats tasked with sinking every one of those Allied boats.

Rumors are that Apple paid $70 million for rights to show the movie on its still-growing new streaming service. Hanks loses the opportunity for audiences to see the film in theaters, but Apple TV+ will make "Greyhound" available to viewers in more than 100 countries at the same time when the film makes its debut.
 
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