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Oscar-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas is stunning in this incredibly heart wrenching holocaust drama.
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year old girl, is captured with her parents by the French police as they go door-to-door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard - their secret hiding place - and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released.
Sixty seven years later: Sarah's story intertwines with that of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist investigating the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her family's future.
Hollywood account of Allied attempts to destroy Rommel's fuel stores in the Sahara. Hudson and Peppard play German Jews enlisted for the mission.
No-holds-barred combat drama written and directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg. The film follows a group of four US Navy SEALs as they are deployed on a mission to kill or capture Ahmed Shahd (Yousuf Azami), a formidable Taliban leader. While working carefully to avoid detection, the team are spotted by a local goat herder and his two sons. Faced with the tough decision between killing them, an act that would be against the Geneva Conventions, and setting them free, which would potentially compromise their cover, the team choose the humane but risky option. But when one of the boys informs the local Taliban of the SEALs' whereabouts it isn't long before the team are engaged in a bloody and ferocious battle. The ensemble cast includes Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.
Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding star in this war drama directed by Herbert Wilcox. Diana (Neagle) is a WWII Wren on her way out to Singapore. During an air raid in Piccadilly, London, she meets Captain Alan Pearson (Wilding) and the pair quickly fall in love and marry. They enjoy a two-day honeymoon before Diana must depart for Singapore. When Alan receives news that the ship that was transporting the Wrens was torpedoed and that there were no survivors, he loses all hope of finding his wife and remarries. Diana, however, is not dead; she is marooned on an island with just a few sailors for company. How will Alan and his new wife react when Diana returns three years later?
Anthony Mann directs this 1950s war drama starring Robert Ryan. During the Korean War, when their truck breaks down, Lieutenant Benson (Ryan) and his troops find themselves behind enemy lines with no way of contacting their headquarters. In order to survive their dangerous march to safety, Benson and Sergeant Montana (Aldo Ray) have no choice but to work alongside each other, despite their differences.
Colonel Keith Davenport (Gary Merrill) is more of a friend than a commander to his men, a US bomber crew stationed in wartime Britain. After a series of dangerous missions, the pilots are living on their nerves and when Davenport is replaced by the callous General Savage (Gregory Peck), the latter's attempts to whip the crew into shape result in a deluge of requests for transfers. However, young Lieutenent Bishop (Robert Patten) rallies his fellow pilots, and soon they and Savage begin to develop a mutual respect.
The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in this screen biography which focuses on Patton's controversial exploits during the Second World War, where he eventually gave up command of the Seventh Army after slapping a soldier and accusing him of being a coward - Patton was highly successful in his campaigns over North Africa, Sicily and parts of Europe. Scott won an Oscar for his performance but didn't accept it, and the film won a further six Academy Awards.
Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower's 1961 Farewell Address in which he warned Americans about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex", filmmaker Eugene Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday citizens touched by war, with commentary by a 'who's who' of military and Washington insiders.
Featuring Senator John McCain, Gore Vidal, Richard Perle and many others, Why We Fight explores a half century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Eisenhower warned, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war.
On a deeper level, what emerges in this award-winning film is a portrait of a nation in transition - drifting dangerously far from her founding principles towards a more imperial and uncertain future.
Action drama set in the last days of World War Two. The American submarine USS Seaviper is sent to intercept top-secret cargo being traded between the Germans and the Japanese in the Port of Kiel but events conspire to leave the submarine's crew in mortal danger, as the damaged vessel becomes trapped below the surface with fast-decreasing oxygen levels and a Japanese destroyer targeting them from above.
A new cut of the multi-million dollar Vietnam psychedelic epic, with director Francis Ford Coppola adding 55 minutes of deleted scenes. The Vietnam War rages and US Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade American officer who has set up his own kingdom in the heart of the jungle. His journey begins with a devastating aerial assault on a small Vietnamese village, the attacking helicopters booming Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyrie' out of their speakers, and becomes progressively more deranged as it moves up the river.
Francis Ford Coppola's multi-million dollar war epic, accompanied by the 1991 documentary which chronicled its making, and the updated 2001 director's cut. In 'Apocalypse Now', US Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade American officer who has set up his own kingdom in the heart of the jungle at the height of the Vietnam war. Willard's journey begins with a devastating aerial assault on a small Vietnamese village, the attacking helicopters booming Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyrie' out of their speakers, and becomes progressively more deranged as it moves up the river. 'Apocalype Now Redux' (2001) is a new cut of the Vietnam epic, with director Francis Ford Coppola adding 55 minutes of deleted scenes. 'Hearts of Darkness' (1991) chronicles the troubled making of Coppola's epic. Filming began in February 1976, but problems on location included illness, clashing egos (Brando turned up on set - to the tune of three million dollars a week - overweight and unwilling to learn his lines) and cast changes (Martin Sheen replaced original choice Harvey Keitel halfway through). By the time shooting was concluded, Coppola had gone $31 million over budget. Fortunately, his wife Eleanor was on hand to capture the chaos on film as a warning to aspiring directors everywhere.
In 1943 a group of mismatched Allied soldiers are sent to sabotage two powerful Nazi guns situated on a Greek island. If their mission fails, the guns will wipe out the 2,000 British soldiers who are attempting to evacuate civilians further down the coast. The mission is led by the dispassionate Captain Mallory (Gregory Peck), whose clinical approach does not find favour with explosives expert Corporal Miller (David Niven). Meanwhile, the group's Greek patriot guide Andrea Stavros (Anthony Quinn) is nursing a grudge against Mallory for an old injustice. A belated sequel, 'Force 10 from Navarone', followed in 1978.
World War Two action drama starring Jason Connery. When Winston Churchill (John Evans) travels by train to Morocco for a meeting with Franklin Roosevelt in 1942, the Nazis plan a paratrooper raid to kidnap him. Assigned to escort and protect the Prime Minister is a special American and Allied military intelligence detail led by commandos Alan Cooper (Connery) and Captain Franchetti (Francesco Quinn). Glenn Ford and Donald Pleasence co-star.
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.
World War Two drama, based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Monsarrat, starring Jack Hawkins. Lt. Commander Ericson (Hawkins) has already lost one ship to an enemy attack when he is given command of the frigate Saltash Castle. A subsequent confrontation in the North Atlantic tests Ericson's leadership to the limit once again, as he risks sacrificing the lives of his crew for the greater good.
War drama about veteran Joe Delaney (Ari Fliakos) and his experiences fighting in World War One. As Joe attempts to adapt to life after the conflict, he considers the friendships he formed with his fellow comrades and the haunting image of a German solider that remains with him long after the war is over.
Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray star in this wartime aviation drama about the research trials which attempted to eliminate the dangerous phenomenon of pilot-blackout. The film, directed by Michael Curtiz ('Casablanca', 'Mildred Pierce'), was nominated for an Oscar for its camera work.
Lionel Atwill stars in this 1930s drama based on a novel by Lewis Robinson. Decorated British army general Sir John Sangye (Atwill) has a dirty secret: before being stationed in Africa, he murdered a man in Ireland in a fit of jealous rage, then blamed his death on the actions of Sinn Fein rebels. The past comes back to haunt him when the army doctor who was the sole witness to his crime turns up at his garrison. James Mason co-stars.
In the final days of the Second World War in Rome, partisans plan an attack on a column of Germans in the city. Fearing that the attack might take place, the Gestapo chief (Richard Burton) advises his commanding officer not to order the column to march the next day. The march goes ahead and 32 Germans are killed. The partisans hide out with a local priest, but orders come in to exact revenge in what was to be known as the 'Massacre in Rome'.
Epic drama recounting the First World War battle that became a byword for the carnage of the times. Written by and starring Paul Gross, the film follows the fortunes of wounded sergeant Michael Dunne (Gross), recovering at a hospital in Canada. After striking up a relationship with nurse Sarah Mann (Caroline Dhavernas), Dunne decides to return to active duty in France in order to shepherd Sarah's younger brother David (Joe Dinicol) through the war. As the three arrive in France to take up their positions, the third battle of Ypres, otherwise known as Passchendaele, is about to begin...
War drama set in Belgium in December 1944. When German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war, they provoke the historic Malmedy Massacre. Four soldiers, trapped behind enemy lines discover a stranded R.A.F. pilot who holds the key to German intelligence which could save thousands of American lives. The five men must battle through the bitter Winter landscape, to smuggle their precious cargo from the clutches of the enemy.
The classic fighter planes of World War II remembered fondly by those who flew in them. The models featured are the Mustang P51D Moose, Mustang P51D VF-R, BF109G Black Six Messerschmitt and Spitfire Mk1X MH434.
The fifth in a series of documentaries charting the events of World War II year by year, using unique archive footage to take you back in time to see what actually happened when the world went to war. This film focuses on 1943.
The first in a series of documentaries charting the events of World War II year by year, using unique archive footage to take you back in time to see what actually happened when the world went to war. This film focuses on 1939.
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