Last night i revived a good old war-classic, Where Eagles Dare (Örnnästet in Swedish). This World War II drama, which stars Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, is full of tension and excitement. Amazing how a 37 year old movie can be so much better than most war-movies produced today.
Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood lead a group of commandos on a mission to rescue a captured American general held in a highly fortified and remote castle held by the Germans in WWII (Schloß Hohenwerfen in the Austrian Alps). There are more twists and turns in the story than in most War-movies. Great spy vs spy action and outstanding performances by the actors, a must see!
Next in line of my infamous World War II bash is, The longest Day. Will report back when i’ve watched it.
See you in the trenches.