When Trumpets Fade (1998)

In the heat of battle not all soldiers can be heroes

Blu-ray, 1h 35min
Rating: 7.1
Votes: 6819
Languages: English
Country: USA
Director: John Irvin
Writer: W.W. Vought

Plot outline

A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.

Plots

A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct. - John Sacksteder

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees. - Anonymous

In 1944, in Hurtgen Forest in the border of Belgium, Pvt. David Manning is the only man of his company to survive a battle in the woods. He joins a new company trying to get a medical waive, and although having difficulties to respect his superiors, he is promoted to sergeant due to his leadership and instinct of survival. After a new battle, when he destroys the German cannons, he is promoted to lieutenant. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil