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To Hell and Back - War Movie Classic Audie Murphy Medal of Honor

To Hell and Back - War Movie Classic Audie Murphy Medal of Honor
To Hell and Back - Starring Audie Murphy 1955 Universial Studios 1983 released 16:9 Production DVD

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This DVD is a classic war movie Starring himself Audie Murphy US most decorated soldier WWII.  A 102 mins duration. Region 4 Australian Format 16:9 aspect DVD .
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The remarkable World War II hero Audie L. Murphy (1924-1971), the most decorated soldier in American history, portrays himself in this 1955 action classic based on his 1949 autobiography.

 

With Murphy re-creating his own actions and movements in key battles, this devastating chronicle of war follows Murphy and his mates from North Africa to Berlin, with the war hero performing Herculean deeds on the battlefield.

 

Audie's likability and breathtaking heroics, played out through highly authentic battle scenes, made To Hell and Back the highest grossing film at Universal until "Jaws" twenty years later. It was also a huge hit when released in Australia cinemas, and the biggest opening in the history of Sydney's Capitol Theatre. In the great tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front, this is epic war action at its finest.

 

Said to be the greatest war movie ever made mainly attributed to the fact that the real hero portrays himself in the movie about him - quite unique.

In real life, Murphy was credited with destroying six tanks in addition to killing over 240 German soldiers and wounding and capturing many others. His principal U.S. decorations included the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars with Valor device, and three Purple Hearts. Murphy participated in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany, as denoted by his European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver battle star (denoting five campaigns), four bronze battle stars, plus a bronze arrowhead representing his two amphibious assault landings at Sicily and southern France. During the French Campaign, Murphy was awarded two Presidential Citations, one from the 3rd Inf, Division, and one from the 15th Inf. Regiment during the Holtzwihr action.

 
Audie Murphy these are the awards:
Medal of Honor
Distinguished Service Cross
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Silver Star (with oak leaf cluster)
Legion of Merit
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Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star (with Valor device and oak leaf cluster)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart (with two oak leaf clusters)
UArmy Outstanding Civilian Service Medal Ribbon.jpg Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award
U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Presidential Unit Citation (with oak leaf cluster)
American Campaign Medal
Arrowhead
Silver star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with one silver service star & four bronze service stars, representing nine campaigns, and one bronze arrowhead, representing assault landing at Sicily and Southern France)
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany Clasp)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
French Legion of Honor - Grade of Chevalier
Silver star
French Croix de guerre (with Silver Star)
French Croix de guerre (with Palm)
Medal of Liberated France
Belgian Croix de guerre (





 

 


  • Movie Format: DVD
  • DVD Information: Australian PAL Region 4 - 16:9 Aspect
  • DVD Duration Time minutes: 102 minutes

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