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Frank Thomas in 1945 Alabama vs. Duke: War Babies

Crimson Classics: 1945 Alabama vs. Duke: War Babies

2008 NR

Relive the thrills of the 1945 Sugar Bowl as the University of Alabama Crimson Tide -- newly reconstituted after a hiatus caused by World War II -- take on one of the era's football powerhouses, the Duke Blue Devils. Against all odds, Coach Frank Thomas's "War Babies" squad, led by future Hall of Famers Harry Gilmer and Vaughn Mancha, survive a punishing season and turn the contest with Duke into a game for the ages.