Germany, May 1945, the twilight of World War II. On a final mission deep in the Harz mountains, a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans, including three infamous Panzer tanks, preparing to ambush allied supply trucks.
Before the war, private Jesse Owens was a product of segregation and racial discrimination, forced by law to ride in the back of the bus and disenfranchised from the political process. As the Germans bear down on the Americans, Owens fights the Axis powers for a freedom he and his fellow African American soldiers have never felt.
With a deadly game of cat and mouse quickly unfolding, Owens and his predominantly white tank crew find themselves out-gunned and out-manned by the German Panzer tanks. Several in Owens's crew are reluctant to put their faith in a black tank driver despite their dire circumstances. With tension and fear beginning to manifest, Owens knows they must put aside their differences to stop the enemy from achieving their deadly plan. Knowing that a victory over the Nazis means a victory for racial justice, Owens and his men find a way to work together to save hundreds of lives in a desperate battle against the greatest odds they have ever faced.
A good movie, good enough to spend some of your entertainment money on. I had recently watched it, and when looking for church dvds I saw it on the Deseret Book web site. No one had written a review on It so I'm going too. It is a war movie so there is death in it, but not much gore. The actors do a decent job, and the movie keeps your attention. The battle is between a small American group, and a small German group near the end of the war. The fighting starts In an area between the two main armies which neither army claims to hold, known as the Void. I Don't want to say much more than that. If you're like me, and enjoy WW11 history I believe you'll enjoy this. I do believe it is fiction, and the movie dose not say it is based on a true story. I don't know when I started studying WW11 history, but I would guess about 1971. World War 11 stories give me thoughts about both my father , and step father.
Hope you enjoy the movie.