Fifty Great War Films

Fifty Great War Films

General Military
  • Author: Tim Newark
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 16 Jun 2016
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From The Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and conflict has been a staple source of inspiration for the film industry since the turn of the 20th century. Today, this genre and its continued popularity, which has covered some of the most important conflicts in recent history, has become a means of educating the young and remembering the fallen. They are the war memorials of a modern society.
This new study, which includes classics such as Sergeant York (1941) and The Great Escape (1963), and modern Hollywood epics such as Blackhawk Down (2001) and The Hurt Locker (2008), details fifty of the greatest war films of the last hundred years. Expert analysis detailing the varying influences behind each film is accompanied by a host of images and original movie posters, offering the reader rare and invaluable insight into some of the greatest cinematic productions ever made.

Biographical Note

Tim Newark is the author of several critically acclaimed military history books, including Highlander, The Fighting Irish, The Mafia at War, and Camouflage, which accompanied the Imperial War Museum exhibition. He was the editor of Military Illustrated for 17 years and has written seven TV military history documentary series, including Hitler's Bodyguards. He recently authored In & Out: a History of the Naval and Military Club for Osprey.

Contents

1. The Battle of the Somme (1916)
2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
3. La Grande Illusion (1937)
4. Sergeant York (1941)
5. In Which We Serve (1942)
6. Mrs Miniver (1942)
7. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
8. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
9. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
10. The Steel Helmet (1951)
11. The Cruel Sea (1953)
12. The Dam Busters (1955)
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
14. Paths of Glory (1957)
15. Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
16. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
17. The Longest Day (1962)
18. The Great Escape (1963)
19. 633 Squadron (1964)
20. Von Ryan's Express (1965)
21. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
22. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
23. Hell in the Pacific (1968)
24. Battle of Britain (1969)
25. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
26. MASH (1970)
27. Patton (1970)
28. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
29. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
30. Cross of Iron (1977)
31. The Deer Hunter (1978)
32. Apocalypse Now (1979)
33. The Big Red One (1980)
34. Gallipoli (1981)
35. Das Boot (1981)
36. Come And See (1985)
37. Platoon (1986)
38. Schindler's List (1993)
39. The Thin Red Line (1998)
40. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
41. Three Kings (1999)
42. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
43. Black Hawk Down (2001)
44. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
45. Downfall (2004)
46. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
47. The Hurt Locker (2008)
48. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
49. Fury (2014)
50. American Sniper (2014)


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