Shooting War: World War II Combat Cameramen

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Shooting War: World War II Combat CameramenFrom writer, producer, director Richard Schickel and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes a remarkable film that takes a special look at the first war to be truly reported and recorded by one of the more unsung heroes of World War II: the combat photographer.

Through the unflinching eye of their camera's lenses, these courageous soldiers continually risked their lives in their brave attempts to capture history.

em>Shooting War is a compelling portrait of these men and women who have given us the iconic images that serve as the collective memories of last Great War.

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Comments and User Reviews

  • kchief58

    Very good doc,,Well done

  • cheese81

    I laughed when Tom Hanks appeared with his manly beard

  • cheese81

    Shame it's made out like America won the whole war by themselves, typical.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4RAPJETOQZXRSAOQRU7SQSIIEU Pangaea

    is it beard week at tdf?

  • Teamtigerpaw

    Are you kidding me? The whole primes of this doc is from US camera mens perspective. Where ever you are from where is your point of view?

  • BeardHero420

    Nobody informed me about it :)>

  • cheese81

    I realise that, I just meant some of the things Tom Hanks says. Like saying 'American' and not 'Allies'.

  • BeardHero420

    Ok. I'll bite. The Russian contribution was by far the greatest (western front), that much is true.

    Then again, there was a shortage of Russian rifles, much less cameras.

  • BeardHero420

    I feel as if my thirst for knowledge of this conflict will never be quenched. It will probably continue to be the most studied event in human history.

    The lost souls of over 40 million people deserve nothing less than the attention of generations to come.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenda-Bernabe/100001533276709 Glenda Bernabe

    it breaks my heart seeing the little girl shaking.... maybe of fear or hunger or maybe wondering "why am i still alive?"

  • xpirex

    Almost 7000 American soldiers died in that Japanese battle yet only 27 medals of honour awarded? That is outright disgusting..

    Tom Hanks calls this "immortality"?? What kind of immortality is it when you are dead and forgotten. War stinks and anyone that gets involved in it is a misguided fool.

  • mmkkpro

    The fact of the matter is the United States bailed europe out of two world wars,that can never be denied!

  • PavolvsBitch

    Interesting that as we are immersed in WW111 we become nostalgic for the days when journalists weren't imbedded. Didn't make any difference to the warmongers, no matter how graphic the suffering and didn't make any difference to those who voluntary conscript their lives away today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3SHE54THF2SQBMOGOV4AEQPACU Paul

    The fact of the matter is that American has NEVER won a war WITHOUT the help of Europeans...even your independance was won because of the French. I*****

    We won many wars LONG before you even exsisted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JZ5TILP3JYS3RY3PNKM4KCJVIA Lucais

    Hitler ordered the destruction of Paris but the local German commander, von Choltitz -- also known as the "savior of Paris" -- refused to carry it out. The resistance cannot be cited as the factor that prevented Paris' destruction.
    I take the liberty of adding here that Steven Ambrose is a dunderheaded dolt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/blakdust Blakdust Efefef

    hanks looks like his about to lead a cavalry charge

  • fedupindenver

    they stated up front that it was from the perspective of American photographers and journalists....Tom Hanks thinks these men should be lauded for their war service......other countries have similar films that are from their own perspective......you have to get past the propaganda in any film.....and if you want a quick lesson on the way other countries skew things to their own advantage is to watch RT news on PBS.....it's the Russian newscast.....very interesting.....
    and realize tha it was a different world back then......very different....

  • KemicalsRfun

    what do you mean anyone? so no one should have fought the nazi's? or were all allied soldiers "Misguided fools"? Check yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Leclair/100001393091664 Pete Leclair

    In total agreement and lets not forget the sacrifice at Dieppe of my fellow CANADIANS that were slaughtered because some M*ron in the British army sent ill prepared for the landing on shells and pebbles grinding down tanks and guns that would have made Canadians heros before D-Day.Not sure how many were used for target practice while desperately defending a beach head and nowhere to turn but the Atlantic.Yet that landing made the next mission much more easier'Canada and the coastal towns cities was a very absolute vital importance yet when the war is discussed we hear U.S this Britain that.I am proud to say my fellow Canadians back then were just as tough and willing to put all we had into stopping that absolute brutal monster of a regime known as the NAZIS.Their were two STALIN was the other killer and much much worse but they the RUSKIES were needed cause Stalingrad,if defeated bye Hitler.Would very possibly became a war of two Continents.Peace to u in Canada

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Robert-Edwards/100001757228658 James Robert Edwards

    My dad was a 82nd Airborne P.O.W. in WW-2 and said he wished for no more wars because people or the countries should not have to go thru anything so horrible; it's not what humans were born for.

  • R.L.K.

    Tom Hanks is easy to listen to and does a very good job moderating. I especially enjoyed the cameramen telling their stories of the shots they took combined with the footage. This is a good documentary.

  • Metin YĆ¼ksel Kaya

    Such humble..i will become like them.

  • SeanQ38

    I guess you have no class to say this. Instead of saying thanks US but we helped you also, you sound ignorant and for some reason mad that we fed you and armed you and provided all the necessities of life but its cool, your ignorance sickens me.

  • The Brake Fast Club

    The wars we would have lost were, seriously, way smaller. :)