That night, the German tries to escape, forcing Nina to shoot him. Soon the men, dressed in mostly lend-lease American uniforms meet Sergeant Martinez, a battle-hardened pied-noir, who trains them before leading them on their first engagement against the Germans in Italy.
Vladimir is put in charge of all the local partisans.
On arrival at Marseillethe colonial troops are greeted Days of glory heroes. She is killed by the Germans, forcing Vladimir to try again, this time by sending Nina. While hiding from a German patrol, Vladimir and Nina embrace and kiss.
When Vladimir has to send a message to headquarters, he decides a woman would be less likely to be suspected. With him are other Algerians including Messaoud, who wants to marry and settle in France, and the literate Corporal Abdelkader, who seeks equality with settlers for the indigenous people of his country.
Later, the white company captain tells the corporal that the colonel will keep his word.
Abdelkader and Yassir attempt to flee, but Yassir is shot in the back by a German. The white officer promises that Abdelkader and the other colonial soldiers will get the rewards and recognition that success in this operation will bring.
As columns of Free French forces begin to move through the area, Abdelkader sees the colonel passing in his jeep, but the white commanding officer ignores him and he is pulled away by a staff officer who asks him where his unit is. An elderly Abdelkader goes to a war cemetery in Alsace to visit the graves of his comrades: He had to destroy it to keep it out the hands of the Germans.
When Abdelkader says they are all dead, he is simply assigned to another white NCO. Plot[ edit ] Nina Ivanova Toumanovaa Russian dancer, becomes separated from a group sent to entertain the troops.
Thus, when the Russian spearhead breaks through, there will be nothing in its path. The men, however, are entranced by her beauty.
He is taken away and questioned. As he walks out of the village, he passes a film cameraman filming only white troops standing by the liberated villagers. Vladimir is ready to execute him out of hand for answering his questions with transparent lies.
Martinez challenges the group, led by Abdelkader, and a fight starts. He explains that before the war he was an engineer, proud to have helped build a dam to provide electricity.
When Mitya refuses to betray his comrades, he is publicly hanged.Like Song of Russia and Mission to Moscow before it, Days of Glory is a paean to the courage and resourcefulness of the Soviet Union during WW2 (this was long before the Russians became the stock villains in Hollywood films!) Producer Casey Robinson took a gamble with the project, casting the leading roles with movie newcomers%.
Jan 24, · Days of Glory Blu-ray delivers stunning video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release They’d never set foot on French soil, but during WWII, four North African men — Saïd, Abdelkader, Messaoud and Yassir — along withother "natives" enlisted in the French Army to free “the motherland" from the Nazis.4/5.
Jun 16, · Title: Days of Glory () / Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below/10(). Days Of Glory is a grim reflection on the events of World War II from the perspective of the unrewarded bravery and loyalty of colonial Algeria to liberate France from Germany. Passionate.
Straightforward%. Rent Days of Glory () starring Samy Naceri and Roschdy Zem on DVD and Blu-ray. Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with no late fees, ever. Fast, free delivery. The Seattle City Library rarely lets me down; I just watched the DVD of a French/Algerian film (English captions) called "Days of Glory" (“Indigènes").
It is a little-known tale about a little-known military operation during WWII.4/5(70).Download