As a retired army officer and an adjunct history professor I thought it was important to review what I consider the best war movies depicting the challenges of leadership and the command of men. I always liked John Wayne in war movies more than in westerns. In "The Fighting Seabees the "Duke" plays Lt. Cmdr Wedge Donovan, a civilian construction manager who is tasked to form the Navy’s first Construction Battalion, (CBCBs=Seabees). The new CBs … more
Another great war film by the "Duke." One of his few films he dies in. It depicts the important contribution these combat engineers made and how their unit was first formed. Recommended for any "Duke" or war flick buff.