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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Great Raid: A War Movie Worth Watching

Larry and I just watched The Great Raid, a WW II movie about the most successful rescue mission in our military history. The Army Rangers in a surprise attack freed 500 POWs who were slated for "liquidation" in a Japanese prison camp in the Phillippines. About 120 Army rangers with the help of local Phillippino guerillas took on several thousand Japanese and succeeded with only two American casualites and 21 Phillippino. It's a great movie that also shows the courage of the underground who were smuggling medicine and other supplies to the prisoners. They paid a heavy price. But what courage! "No greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend." The underground is shown meeting at a Catholic Church with two of the priests courageously assisting. The movie is rated R for the violence, but there's nothing gratuitous. It shows the horrendous reality of war. Pray for peace.

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