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On Common Ground (2001) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Documentary
Original Title: On Common Ground
Director: David Eilenberg,Jessica Glass
Released: 2001
Duration: 1h 28min
Video type: Movie
Walter Kronkite and Tom Brokaw narrate about American WWII veterans who meet their German counterparts 55 years later in the forest battlefield where they once fought each other.
Credited cast:
Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw - Himself - Commentator
Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite - Himself - Commentator
John Kenneth Galbraith John Kenneth Galbraith - Himself - Commentator
Daniel J. Goldhagen Daniel J. Goldhagen - Himself - Commentator


Reviews: [2]

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    Tat

    Walter Kronkite and Tom Brokaw narrate this amazing documentary about American WWII veterans who meet their German counterparts 55 years later in the forest battlefield where they once fought each other. As incredible as the two well-known figures are, they are almost overshadowed by the harrowing stories of the men who fought the war.

    This is a film about war that manages to convey what the experience is truly like without gunfire and fireworks. The filmmakers strip down the experience, laying bare the men's stories of lives interrupted, dead friends, heroism, cowardice, and surreal moments of comedy - letting these stories speak for themselves.
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    Armin

    Very good documentary hosted by both Tom Brokaw and Walter Cronkite about the coming together of soldiers, both American and German who fought against each other in the Huertgen Forest. Watching the men try to catch up after 50 years and try to explain and make sense of what happened is both touching and sad. The fighting was bad that one soldier could never have a Christmas tree because the smell of the tree reminded him of the battle. Its a trip. Its also one of the rare films that have sprung up in the last ten years or so where soldiers play witness, that doesn't seem clichéd. Its not just talking heads. Somehow it manages to be more. Worth a look see.