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U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause’s first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history, The Battle of the Atlantic.

The film Greyhound takes a new approach to most WWII movies. While most WWII films such as Saving Private Ryan or Hacksaw Ridge focus on land battles against Nazis or Japanese imperial soliders, Greyhound focuses not on the enemy as a man, but the U-boats utilized so effectively by Hitler and the Nazis in early WWII.

Greyhound does a good job of keeping you on the edge of your seat with a desperate premise. Navy Cmdr Krause’s first experience in action. How will he perform under the stress of U-boats firing torpedoes while trying to maintain his battle formations? 

If I had to give an award for best war movie of 2020 it would go to Greyhound. Not only does Greyhound give a decently accurate representation of The Battle of the Atlantic but it also keeps the viewer entertained and on the edge of their seat which is hard to do whilst being historically accurate. Greyhound also covers a topic that few movies on war have covered, submarines.

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