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1943

Thursday 11th February: Dwight D Eisenhower promoted to General. (Ike)

Monday 15th February: Griselda Blanco is born. (Cartagena, Colombia - Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' with the Godmother)

March: Work begins by British POWs on building a bridge over the River Kwai to help run supplies between Bangkok and Rangoon. (Burma - The Bridge on the River Kwai)

Friday 12th March: George S Patton promoted to Lieutenant General. (Patton)

Saturday 13th March: Amon Goeth liquidises the Jewish ghettos and moves Jews to Plaszow concentration camp. (Schindler's List)

Saturday 13th March: Major-General Henning von Tresckow plants a bomb on Hitler's plane - it does not detonate. (Germany - Valkyrie)

Sunday 21st March: On death row, Maruska Kuder (Breslau, Poland - ...And Give My Love to the Swallows)

Friday 26th March: Polish Resistance fighter, Maruska Kuder (Breslau, Poland - ...And Give My Love to the Swallows)

Friday 26th March: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Hitler's inner circle. (Germany - Valkyrie)

Thursday 1st April: Rory Hamill is born. (Ogden Marsh, Iowa - The Crazies)

Monday 19th April: Wladyslaw Szpilman is in his safe apartment near the ghetto, and witnesses a fight in the street. (The Pianist)

Thursday 22nd April: Angus MacMorrow finds an egg which would later hatch into a water horse. (Scotland, UK - The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep)

Wednesday 12th May: The bridge on the River Kwai is due to be finished. (Burma - The Bridge on the River Kwai)

Sunday 16th May: As rebels are shot in the street, Wladyslaw Szpilman's hiding-place is discovered. (The Pianist)

Monday 17th May: The Memphis Belle flies its 25th bombing mission. (Memphis Belle)

Saturday 5th June: Paul Lindstrom born. (Lars and the Real Girl)

Monday 14th June: Steve Rogers attempts to enlist again & is again declared 4F. That evening, he and James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes attend Howard Stark's World Exposition of Tomorrow and Rogers leaves to attempt enlistment again. Dr. Abraham Erskine decides to recruit Rogers as a candidate for the super-soldier experiment. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Wednesday 16th June: Charlie Chaplin marries Oona O'Neill. (Chaplin)

Thursday 17th June: Harry Stimson phones Harry S Truman and politely asks him not to make inquiries about a defense plant in Pasco, Washington. (Truman)

Monday 21st June: Dr. Abraham Erskine tells Steve Rogers about Johann Schmidt and how he got the Super Soldier Serum. He also tells him to be a good man rather than a perfect soldier. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Tuesday 22nd June: Super Soldier Serum is injected into Steve Rogers. A HYDRA spy shoots and kills Dr. Abraham Erskine and is stopped by Rogers. (New York City - Captain America: The First Avenger)

Wednesday 23rd June: The New York Examiner headline: "NAZIS IN NEW YORK. MYSTERY MAN SAVES CHILD." (New York City - Captain America: The First Avenger)

Tuesday 29th June: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt writes a letter marked (The Beginning or the End)

Saturday 10th July: The Allies begin their invasion of Axis-controlled Europe with landings on the island of Sicily, off mainland Italy. (Patton)

Monday 26th July: Mick Jagger is born. (Dartford, England - Stoned)

Sunday 1st August: Japanese destroyer rams an American patrol torpedo boat, slicing it in two - other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead; 2 crewmen were killed, but 11 survived, including Lt. John F. Kennedy. . (PT-109)

Tuesday 17th August: Patton and his 7th Army arrive in Messina several hours before British Field Marshal Montgomery and his 8th Army. (Sicily - Patton)

October: Members of the 107th Infantry, including Bucky Barnes, are ambushed by Nazis. The Nazis are in turn ambushed by HYDRA, who captures a great number of the unit and takes them to HYDRA's weapons facility in the Austrian Alps. (Azzano, Italy - Captain America: The First Avenger)

Monday 4th October: Heinrich Himmler, addresses the squad leaders of his Nazi secret police, attempting to fill them with pride for the work they've accomplished-the murder of more than 1 million Jews in German-occupied Russia during a one-and-a-half-year period. (The Eagle Has Landed)

November: Five miles from the front, Captain America tries to encourage American soldiers. He also goes to the HYDRA camp in Krausberg to save soldiers, one of whom is his best friend James "Bucky" Barnes. (Italy - Captain America: The First Avenger)

Monday 15th November: Heinrich Himmler makes public an order that Gypsies and those of mixed Gypsy blood are to be put on "the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps." (Hitler)

December: Amanda Cobb dies. (Deranged)

Wednesday 8th December: Jim Morrison, future lead singer and lyricist of The Doors, is born. (Melbourne, Florida - The Doors)

Wednesday 8th December: Jim Morrison is born. (Melbourne, Florida - Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein)

Sunday 26th December: British warships sink the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst after the discovery of its mission to attack an Anglo-American convoy to Russia. (Arctic Ocean - Ike: Countdown to D-Day)

Friday 31st December: Johnny "Favorite" Liebling is transfered out of a mental institution. (Upstate New York Just Outside of Poughkeepsie - Angel Heart)

1944

Winston Smith born. (1984)

Future Studio 54 owner Steve Rubell born. (54)

Hans and Ingrid Vassman attempt to join their employers, the wealthy Krauzenbergs, as they flee Germany for Palestine. (The Aryan Couple)

Theodore K. Newman is born. (New York City - Click)

Insurance salesman Walter Neff helps Phyllis Dietrichson kill her husband for the insurance money. (Double Indemnity)

With the Nazis on the run, an entire smelt of gold bars ends up on the bottom of Lake Toplitz. Bar 7194 would be recovered by the British government and, years later, used as bait in a game of golf between a wealthy jeweler and a certain British spy. (Austrian Alps, 60 miles from Salzburg - Goldfinger)

"Good luck"/"Thank you"... A soldier forgets to speak German, having escaped a prisoner-of-war camp. (The Great Escape)

Hannibal Lecter's sister Mischa falls victim to the Nazis; Hannibal escapes. (Hannibal)

Young Hannibal Lecter and his family flee their castle home due to the onslaught of Russian forces against the Nazis at the end of WWII. After taking refuge at their lodge, Lecter's parents are killed during a fire fight. (Lithuania - Hannibal Rising)

A group of war profiteers break in to the Lecter family's lodge & hold Hannibal & his sister, Mischa, captive. Mischa would later contract pnuemonia. The profiteers, nearly starved, killed her for food; Hannibal swears vengeance. (Lithuania - Hannibal Rising)

Marcus Brody's tenure as Dean of the University comes to an end. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Lt Aldo Raine recruits 8 Jewish American soldiers with specific instructions to get him 100 Nazi Scalps each. They soon become known as 'The Basterds' (France - Inglourious Basterds)

A Japanese mariner writes a note in a bottle. (South of the Tuamotu Archipelago - King Kong)

King George VI appoints Lionel Logue a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. (1944 - The King's Speech)

Mrs Laura Henderson dies, leaving her Windmill Theatre to Vivian Van Damm. (Mrs. Henderson Presents)

The Spanish Civil War comes to an end, and Ofelia escapes the real world of her sadistic army general stepfather by discovering that she might be heir to a magical kingdom. (Spain - Pan's Labyrinth)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band perform and take a picture together. (Normandy, France - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Mr Morrow goes blind, and resultantly every woman he meets hereafter looks like Mae West. (The Tall Guy)

Mikey "Bigs" Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Saddam Husein doesn't finance a trip to this year. (Timecop)

Young Jack Cash dies after a circular saw accident. (Dyess, Arkansas - Walk the Line)

The briefing at the start mentions that the General they're rescuing is one of the planners of the Second Front. This was Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944. That places the film a few months or so prior to June. They land in a high alpine pasture that is abandoned for the winter, which means it's probably January or February at the latest, if it's 1944 at all. Given that they say a failure could result in 'no second front this year', it's probably early 1944. (Somewhere in Bavaria, Germany. The castle used was in Werfen, Au - Where Eagles Dare)

A boy is born. Years later, he would become an actor and befriend another man named Withnail. (England - Withnail & I)

Jenny Fields reveals to her parents who fathered her child, and then leaves. (The World According to Garp)

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