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John Mills stars in this war story set after the fall of Tobruk in World War II. Two English army officers (John Mills and Harry Andrews) and two young nurses (Sylvia Syms and Diane Clare) are driving an ambulance through occupied North Africa to Alexandria. Along the way they pick up a South African officer (Anthony Quayle), and more than once avoid capture and death while crossing the German lines. However, as the South African officer begins to undermine their confidence, they gradually come to suspect him of being a German spy.
Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943. Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer. Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant. During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack. However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him.
Colin Farrell stars in this drama based on the memoirs of war correspondent Scott Anderson. After a traumatic near-death experience in war-torn Kurdistan, battle-scarred photojournalist Mark (Farrell) returns home to Dublin separated from his friend and colleague David (Jamie Sives). As Mark struggles to pull his life back together with the help of his wife Elena (Paz Vega) and her father, renowned Spanish psychoanalyst Joaquin Morales (Christopher Lee), the shocking truth behind David's disappearance is gradually revealed.
Ari Taub directs this World War Two drama. Told from the perspective of German and Italian soldiers, the film tells the story of a doomed German army platoon stranded in the mountains of Northern Italy in the last days of the war. Surrounded by Italian resistance fighters, the demoralised and starving soldiers helplessly await reinforcement from Mussolini's remaining loyalists. But when the Italian reinforcements do finally turn up, they are reluctant to take arms against their fellow Italians, sensing that the war they are fighting is a lost cause.
Based on real events, this vintage war movie charts the fortunes of a small group of British soldiers serving in the Korean war. Out on a routine patrol, the soldiers find that Chinese troop movements have cut them off from their own lines. They try to fight their way back to safety but with the enemy surrounding them on all sides, the prospects look bleak. The cast includes George Baker, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews and Michael Caine in his first credited film role.
One of the lesser-known Powell and Pressburger collaborations. During the Second World War, scientist Sammy Rice (David Farrar) works at a British research unit set up to solve the enemy's methods of attack. Embittered after losing a foot in a bomb blast, Sammy is increasingly seeking solace in drink. However, a budding romance with his secretary, Susan (Kathleen Byron), and the challenge of analysing a new German bomb provide him with a new sense of meaning.
It's 1914. Rudyard Kipling, the British Empire's greatest supporter, is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son, Jack (Daniel Radcliffe), is determined to play his part in the imminent war with Germany, but finds himself rejected due to his extremely poor eyesight. When his father uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards, Kipling's wife, Caroline (Kim Cattrall), is bitterly upset, failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war.
As Jack leaves for war, Kipling consoles himself with the thought that if his son should die, it will have been his finest hour. But how would the great writer justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife? And how would he live with the conflict between his two greatest passions: a love for his family and a devotion to King and Country?
Epic documentary series about the bloodiest war in American history, the conflict between the Northern Union and the Southern Confederacy that determined the current form of the United States. Using computer graphics and detailed reconstruction footage, this documentary explores the story of one of the defining conflicts of the modern world. Episodes are: 'The Road to War: Missouri Compromise to First Manassas 1820-1861'; 'Fort Henry to Antietam, February 1862-September 1862'; 'Stones River to Vicksburg, December 1862-July 1863'; 'Brandy Station, Gettysburg and Chattanooga, June 1863-November 1863'; 'Red River to Petersburg, March 1864-December 1864'; 'Atlanta, the March to the Sea and Hood's Counteroffensive, May 1864-December 1864'; and 'Fort Fisher to Lincoln's Assassination, January 1865-April 1865'.
British troops are trying to get into enemy territory – a small Greek island that is home to two airfields from where the Luftwaffe are launching deadly air attacks on Allied troops in North Africa.
With the help of some Greek patriots, the soldiers set out to attack the airfields having first to navigate their way through the many enemy troops…
Russian director Alexandr Sukorov turns his attention to Japanese Emperor Hirohito (Issei Ogata) in the final part of his trilogy examining the wartime dictators. Examining the events leading up to Hirohito's momentous radio broadcast for unconditional surrender, and the Emperor's meeting with General MacArthur (Robert Dawson) Sokurov explores the psychology of defeat as Hirohito prepares to renounce his divine status.
Errol Flynn portrays a flight medical researcher and Fred MacMurray plays a squadron commander, flyboys who put differences aside and risk all to confront the problems of blackout-inducing G-forces and high-altitude sickness.
Michael Curtiz directs from a script co-written by aviation pioneer Frank Wead. And unbilled but destined for wartime greatness was the aircraft carrier seen in several scenes: the USS Enterprise, the nation's most decorated World War II ship.
One of the series of American propaganda films commissioned by the US government and directed by Frank Capra to present the Allied case for war to newly enlisted American soldiers. This volume introduces the tactics and structure of the German army, explaining how they were able to achieve so many staggering victories in the early years of the war.
The final film created by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (their partnership having previously produced 'A Matter of Life and Death', 'The Red Shoes' and 'The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp'). Set on the island of Crete during the Nazi occupation, the film stars Dirk Bogarde and David Oxley as British officers assigned to kidnap the German commander-in-chief General Kreipe (Marius Goring) and spirit him back to Cairo. If successful, the morale of the Germans would be weakened and the resistance would be stronger. But once he is captured, the British officers have to get him passed German patrols at almost every turning.
General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most controversial public figures of our time, is the subject of this superb biographical drama which traces his outstanding career.
In 1942, with his position in the Philippines made hopeless by Japan's destruction of more than half the planes in his Far East Command, MacArthur leaves pledging 'I shall return!'
MacArthur does return, with riveting victories in the Pacific and the deft handling of the democratization of Japan; he is also armed with Presidential aspirations.
While serving in Korea, it is there that his colossal ego and insubordination results in dismissal by Truman in 1951.
MacArthur is a compelling story which explores facets of his ambitious character. It clearly demonstrates his brilliance as a strategist; his lust for publicity and flair for dramatics.
Dramatic account of WW II pilots stationed in England and both in love with the same woman. Starring Steve McQueen and Robert Wagner as the rival lovers and Shirley Ann Field as the object of their desire.
World War II submarine drama chronicling British efforts to destroy the German battleship 'Tirpitz' in a Norwegian fjord. John Mills leads a stalwart British cast in this documentary-style film.
During the Second World War, Air Commodore Waltby is flying to Allied Command Headquarters with an attaché case packed with information that could stave off an invasion by Germany. Unfortunately, his plane is shot down and he and three colleagues are left drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea - with the vital intelligence reports still not in the hands of Allied Command. As the Allied authorities direct the search, the four men are edging closer to death and the Germans are planning their assault.
War drama written and directed by John Boorman. Taking place almost a decade after the events of 'Hope and Glory' (1987), the now 18-year-old Bill Rohan (Callum Turner) is beginning basic training for mandatory military service during the ongoing Korean War. While under conscription, Bill befriends fellow serviceman Percy (Caleb Landry Jones) and the pair are soon appointed Sergeant Instructors under the watchful eye of Sgt. Major Bradley (David Thewlis). Still living in his family home on the Thames, Bill returns to quiet domestic life when not causing mayhem with his new friend or romancing troubled blonde Ophelia (Tamsin Egerton). After being introduced to the family, Percy seems to acquire an admiration for Bill's returning sister Dawn (Vanessa Kirby), who recently fled her husband and children.
From internationally celebrated director Zhang Yimou comes a story of love and war.
The dangerous streets of Nanjing throw together a group of opposites - a flock of shell-shocked schoolchildren, a dozen seductive courtesans, and a renegade American posing as a priest to save his own skin, or so he thinks - all seeking safety behind a walled cathedral.
Trapped by marauding soldiers, over the next few days the prejudices and divides between them will fall away as they unite around a last-ditch plan to protect the children from impending catastrophe.
Seen through the eyes of a young boy, the 'fireworks' provided by the Blitz every night are as exciting as they are terrifying. His family do not see things in quite the same way and as the bombs continue to drop, their will to survive brings them closer together.
The nightly raids do not provide the only drama, however, as his sister falls for a Canadian airman and finding her life turned upside down, soon discovers how valuable the bonds of family can become.
Hope And Glory paints a picture of a world riven by conflict and yet united in resistance to the creeping tide of war that seems to be marching ever closer.
The Pacific is an epic 10-part miniseries that delivers a realistic portrait of WWII's Pacific Theatre as seen through the intertwined odysseys of three U.S. Marines - Robert Leckie, John Basilone and Eugene Sledge.
The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
The viewer will be immersed in combat through the intimate perspective of this diverse, relatable group of men pushed to the limit in battle both physically and psychologically against a relentless enemy unlike any encountered before.
Produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
Blockbuster film covering Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Told from the perspective of both the Japanese and the Americans, it draws upon the talents of four different directors - including Richard Fleischer ('The Boston Strangler') and Kinji Fukasuki ('Battle Royale') - and at a cost of 25 million dollars, was one of the most expensive movies ever made. The film won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Paul Greengrass directs this Iraq war thriller loosely based on the book 'Imperial Life in the Emerald City' by Washington Post journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Matt Damon stars as Chief Army Warrant Officer Roy Miller, a specialist soldier who joins forces with Wall Street reporter Lawrie Dayne (Amy Ryan) to expose the hotbed of covert and faulty intelligence surrounding the search for Iraq's cache of weapons of mass destruction. Greg Kinnear and Brendan Gleeson co-star.
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