Tom Hanks WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Debuts on Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ today debuted "Greyhound," the highly anticipated Second World War movie starring Tom Hanks as a naval officer given command of Navy destroyer Greyhound in the Battle of the Atlantic.


"Greyhound" features Hanks as George Krause, who must fight his own self doubts and personal demons as he leads a convoy of Allied ships against German U-boats to prove that he belongs in command.

The screenplay for the movie was written by Hanks and the film was meant to be released in theaters, but could not premiere because most theaters across the United States remain closed. Apple ultimately paid $70 million for the film to premiere on ‌Apple TV‌+.

Alongside "Greyhound," the first four episodes of "Little Voice" also debuted on Apple's streaming service today. The show is a coming of age drama created by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson, and uses original music by Bareilles. Apple also debuted short-form sports docuseries "Greatness Code" on Friday.

Apple TV‌+ can be accessed through the TV app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, ‌Apple TV‌, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as online at tv.apple.com. A list of all of the TV shows and movies on the service can be found in our guide.

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q64ceo

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I would love for Hank's next WWII epic to be about the battle of Attu.

A lot of folks are unaware that in WWII there was a major battle in Alaska on a small island that included a Japanese charge and hand to hand combat.

It is also the most well-preserved WWII battlefield in the whole world.

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77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
 
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bluespider

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I would love for Hank's next WWII epic to be about the battle of Attu.

A lot of folks are unaware that in WWII there was a major battle in Alaska on a small island that included a Japanese charge and hand to hand combat.

It is also the most well-preserved WWII battlefield in the whole world.


77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
Thanks for sharing this. I learned something new today :) As for the movie, can’t wait to watch. Some of the other more recent WWII movies have been a disappointment (looking at you Midway).
 

Ragnar51

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77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
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And a thanks from me as well, I also learned something today!
 

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I would love for Hank's next WWII epic to be about the battle of Attu.

A lot of folks are unaware that in WWII there was a major battle in Alaska on a small island that included a Japanese charge and hand to hand combat.

It is also the most well-preserved WWII battlefield in the whole world.

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77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
This is incredible! I'm always learning something new. Do you have like Google Maps or Earth link? I can't see from that screenshot since it's tiny. Thank you!
 

q64ceo

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This is incredible! I'm always learning something new. Do you have like Google Maps or Earth link? I can't see from that screenshot since it's tiny. Thank you!

Click on the Satellite button

You can explore the whole island. There are more parts to the battlefield such as where the old Attu village once stood. A few months after the Japanese invaded, the residents were sent to Japan where many of them died. After the war was over there were not enough survivors to repopulate the island, so they were resettled elsewhere.

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This is where the old village was. You can see the mortar craters there along with a few bomb craters. Along with that you can see part of the hull of a ship's remains over by where the creek meets the sea on the right

After Attu's liberation the Navy built a base on the island near Massacre bay and that became a Coast Guard Station that was in operation til 2010.
 
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Jefe's MacAir

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I want Spielberg and Apple to make a movie documenting the Sand Creek Massacre. Beyond the tragedy of the killing of women, children, and the elderly, there's a compelling story to be told with moral decisions of great consequence. You couldn't write a better story. Very apropos in today's climate.
 

Sasparilla

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I would love for Hank's next WWII epic to be about the battle of Attu.

A lot of folks are unaware that in WWII there was a major battle in Alaska on a small island that included a Japanese charge and hand to hand combat.

It is also the most well-preserved WWII battlefield in the whole world.

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77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
Wow, you can still see the outline for the runway (bottom left to right) and taxi ways - just amazing. Thanks q64ceo.
 

gnipgnop

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A lot of historical mistakes. It mentioned a British destroyer Eagle HMS Eagle was an Aircraft Carrier sunk in in the med in 1942
It's a fictional story, so the names of the ships and characters can also be fictional. There was no U.S. destroyer named 'Keeling' in WWII.
 

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Click on the Satellite button

You can explore the whole island. There are more parts to the battlefield such as where the old Attu village once stood. A few months after the Japanese invaded, the residents were sent to Japan where many of them died. After the war was over there were not enough survivors to repopulate the island, so they were resettled elsewhere.

View attachment 932511

This is where the old village was. You can see the mortar craters there along with a few bomb craters. Along with that you can see part of the hull of a ship's remains over by where the creek meets the sea on the right

After Attu's liberation the Navy built a base on the island near Massacre bay and that became a Coast Guard Station that was in operation til 2010.
"Massacre Bay" sounds like a fun place to vacation. :oops:
 

Pistol Peto

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I would love for Hank's next WWII epic to be about the battle of Attu.

A lot of folks are unaware that in WWII there was a major battle in Alaska on a small island that included a Japanese charge and hand to hand combat.

It is also the most well-preserved WWII battlefield in the whole world.

View attachment 932482

77 years later you can still see the bomb craters from bombs dropped by the USA on the airfield the Japanese army was working on.
This!

I remember looking at a map of islands stretching from Alaska to Russia in Maps and wondering if any of them are inhabited. It lead me down a rabbit hole of the history of the islands and their significance in WWII. So fascinating.

Imagine being a native going about your daily life not knowing/caring what is going on in the rest of the world - when all of the sudden you're in the middle of a world war and are moved or removed from the only place you've even known. Just horrible.

Agree - would make a great movie.
 
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