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War drama starring Michael Caine. During World War II Captain Douglas (Caine) is sent to North Africa to lead a small group of mercenaries into the desert to knock out an enemy fuel reserve. However, there is friction between the Captain, veteran Colonel Masters (Nigel Green) and Cyril Leech (Nigel Davenport), head of the hired mercenaries, as they disagree on how to successfully carry out the mission. Things go from bad to worse when they find out that their assignment is a booby-trapped suicide mission, which threatens to end in pointless bloodshed.
World War II action drama starring Lloyd Bridges. Bridges plays Major Jamie Wilson, who must train and then lead his troops in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, with the knowledge that most, if not all, will likely not return. As he is haunted by former missions of a similar nature, matters are made worse for Wilson when he is teamed with a captain who opposes his plans but is tasked with the transportation of the troops. Facing overwhelming odds of survival and battling a Nazi stronghold, will the major's plan be enough to save the lives of his soldiers?
Cornel Wilde directs, produces and stars in this 1960s anti-war film set in the Pacific in 1943. American assault crafts attempt to retake a Pacific island held by the Japanese and both sides discover that war is the closest thing to Hell on Earth.
Second World War action drama. An American commando unit, who are dropped behind enemy lines in Italy, fail in their mission to blow up a strategic dam when all but their leader (Rock Hudson) are ambushed and killed. He is given another chance to succeed in his mission when he reluctantly strikes a deal with a group of local youths who rescue him and offer their help in exchange for the soldier's assistance in dealing with the Nazi's invasion of their village. The film features a score by Ennio Morricone.
Seth Gabel and Shad Moss star in this war drama written and directed by Michael Connors. Executive Officer First Lieutenant Danny Selfton (Gabel) is transferred to a non-deploying unit due to his father's high profile political power. When his fellow soldier and friend Combat Medic Reyes (Moss) gets his reassignment request denied after receiving news that his son has been diagnosed with lung cancer, Selfton sees an opportunity to help him escape and become a worthwhile member of the squad.
British war drama starring James Caan and David Sumner. When Commander Richard Bolton (Caan) and his surviving crew members stagger to shore after being attacked by the German battleship Lindendorf, he is placed in charge of training a small team of experimental submarines assigned to attack and sink the enemy ship.
Vincent Sherman directs this 1940s drama starring Richard Todd, Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal. The film is set in Burma following the end of the war in 1945. Life is tough for a group of soldiers with injuries too severe to travel back home to enjoy the victory celebrations with their friends and comrades. Under the care of Sister Margaret Parker (Neal), the multinational soldiers who go by the nicknames Yank (Reagan), Kiwi (Ralph Michael), Tommy (Howard Marion Crawford) and Digger (John Sherman) are recuperating in a Burmese hospital. Recalcitrant Scotsman Corporal Lachlan (Todd) joins them in a particularly tragic position: he has only weeks to live due to a kidney problem. The others try to cheer him up, but struggle to penetrate his steely facade. Will Lachlan makes some friends at last or will he die alone and bitter?
On-the-ground Afghan war documentary by American journalist Sebastian Junger. The film follows on from 'Restrepo' (2012) chronicling the time that Junger spent in Afghanistan on assignment for Vanity Fair magazine. Embedded with an army unit in the treacherous Korangal Valley, Junger stationed himself in the heart of the action with the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company for 15 months, watching in anticipation as the men fought for their country and their lives.
Early 1970s war drama directed by Roger Corman and produced by his brother Gene Corman. Set during World War I, the film tells the story of two pilots, Candian Roy Brown (Don Stroud) and German Baron Manfred von Richthofen (John Phillip Law). When they meet in the sky on April 21st 1918 only one man will make it back to earth alive...
Collection of films set during World War II. In 'D-Day, the Sixth of June' (1956) a British and an American soldier (Robert Taylor and Richard Todd), both in love with the same woman (Dana Wynter), are travelling to Normandy in 1944. Both fully aware of the dangers of the impending invasion, they stave off fear by reminiscing about their romances. 'The Longest Day' (1962) sees an all-star international cast re-tell the events of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's account of the failed 1944 Arnhem assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in 'Patton' (1970), a biographical drama which focuses on his controversial exploits during the Second World War. Guy Hamilton's classic war film 'Battle of Britain' (1969) looks at how England defended itself from the German aerial onslaught in the summer of 1940. Laurence Olivier plays Sir Hugh Dowding, the chief air marshal whose fleet outmanoeuvre the Luftwaffe, despite a numerical disadvantage. George Segal and Robert Vaughn star in John Guillermin's 'The Bridge at Remagen' (1969), telling the story of the day that the Nazis blew up the last remaining bridge over the Rhine, leaving their own men stranded on the wrong side. In 'Attack' (1956), a group of American soldiers find themselves trapped by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. The situation reaches a crisis point when their cowardly and indecisive captain (Eddie Albert) eventually flips into sheer panic. 'Von Ryan's Express' (1965) tells the story of US pilot Colonel Joseph Ryan (Frank Sinatra) who is shot down and placed in a German POW camp. Although Joseph is more concerned with his own survival than actually breaking free from the camp, he unpredictably gets chosen as leader of a daring escape attempt, facing many hazards along the way.
Howard Hawks directs this drama set amongst the trenches of World War 1. At the heart of the story is Captain La Roche (Warner Baxter), part of a French regiment on the front line of the war against the Germans. As the war goes on and La Roche is forced to order more and more men 'over the top' to their deaths, he becomes increasingly melancholy and preoccupied. His love for nurse Monique La Coste (June Lang) is a welcome distraction, though he faces a battle to win her affection with the charming Lieutenant Michel Denet (Fredric March). How will La Roche fare in both love and war?
Made-for-TV drama set during World War I. In a Yorkshire village the locals are enjoying a Bank Holiday by playing a cricket match. Their fun is cut short when war breaks out and the men go off to fight for their country. The story focuses on two brothers and the woman they both love as well as the effect the war has on the small village.
Lewis Milestone's epic screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's anti-war novel stars Lew Ayres as one of a group of German teenagers who enlist for World War I after hearing a stirring speech from their professor. They soon discover that war is less about noble ideas and sacrifice than it is about pain, humiliation, suffering and death. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1930.
Triple bill of war classics. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. 'The Great Escape' (1963) is set during World War Two. A collection of hardened Allied prisoners are kept in an 'escape-proof' German camp. Led by the 'Big X' (Richard Attenborough), the men formulate a plan for a mass breakout, digging three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry. The team behind the escape includes a near-blind forger of passports (Donald Pleasance), a claustrophobic tunnel-digger (Charles Bronson) and the independent American 'Cooler King' (Steve McQueen). With men like that on their side, how can they fail? Guy Hamilton's classic war film 'Battle of Britain' (1969) looks at how England defended itself from the German aerial onslaught of the summer of 1940. Laurence Olivier plays Sir Hugh Dowding, the air chief marshal whose fleet outmanouevre the Luftwaffe, despite a numerical disadvantage; and those few to whom so many owed so much are portrayed by an all-star cast including Michael Caine, Kenneth More and Ralph Richardson. Despite its pro-British slant, the authenticity of the film's impressive flying sequences was guaranteed by the technical advice of Adolf Galland, one of the Nazi's most celebrated World War 2 pilots.
War drama set during Japan's invasion of China in 1937. With the Imperial Japanese Army having tortured and killed thousands of Chinese people in Nanjing, a lone resistance fighter is reportedly taking out the enemy one by one and intends to assassinate their general. Meanwhile, a US journalist arrives in China hoping to discover the truth about the Nanjing Massacre but ultimately finds himself and his country in danger.
Classic World War II drama directed by William Wellman, based on the newspaper columns written by war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Burgess Meredith stars as Pyle, who joins an American army unit fighting its way across North Africa. Over time he gets to know the soldiers well, and finds much human interest material for his readers back in the USA. Later, he catches up with the unit in Italy and accompanies it through the battles of San Vittorio and Cassino. Robert Mitchum won an Oscar for his role as the unit's commanding officer Bill Walker.
Four films examining the most sophisticated aircraft of World War II. Films are: 'Secret Allied Aircaft of World War II', 'Secret Luftwaffe Aircaft of World War II', 'Secret Russian Aircaft of World War II' and 'Secret Japanese Aircaft of World War II'.
Collection of US War Department documentaries about the Pacific War. The films comprise: 'The Price of Rendova', 'Report from the Aleutians', 'With the Marines at Tarawa', 'US Navy Blasts the Marshall Islands' and 'Action at Angaur'.
War drama from director Renny Harlin which follows two journalists striving to uncover the truth about the Russian-Georgian war in 2008. Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend), a reporter from the USA, and his cameraman Chris Bailot (Dean Cain) become immersed in finding out what is really behind the fighting in South Ossetia. After being caught in the crossfire and witnessing executions in a small Georgian village, it becomes a race against time for the journalists to broadcast these horrific crimes to the watching world. Andy Garcia and Val Kilmer also star.
War film documenting the horrendous events of the 1968 My Lai Massacre, perpetrated by members of the US Army. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning reports by journalist Seymour Hersh, the film tells the true story of the 350-500 civilians, mainly women and children, who were brutally murdered in the hamlets of My Lai and My Khe during the Vietnam War.
Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.
This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment.
This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.
War film about two American troops (Richard Devon and Ron Kennedy) stranded on a South Pacific island. The only survivors after a battle with the Japanese, alone and with little food, the men begin to turn on one another. Will they be able to join forces to survive their perilous situation?
Roger Corman directs this low-budget war thriller. While trying to carry out their mission of blowing up a strategically important train bridge spanning two mountains, a small band of Allied soldiers becomes stranded behind enemy lines in a freezing German forest. Travelling on skis, the men must now do all they can to avoid detection while trying to gather intelligence about the German advance.
Late 1960s European war drama. A renegade band of five German commandos sets out across the African desert in an ambitious plot to assassinate the 'Big Three' Allied leaders - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - as they prepare to meet at the Casablanca Conference at the height of the Second World War.
World War Two drama based on the personal wartime experiences of director Thad Smith's father. Don Smith (Cole Carson), a young sergeant in the 94th Infantry Division, finds himself unarmed and wounded on the frontline of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle involving American forces in the entire war. As the Allies advance through the snow-packed, densely-forested mountains of Ardennes, Don's sweetheart Dorine (Lauren Bair) waits at home in Oregon, desperate for news.
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