War


Sword of Honour
This is a very well put together mini-series about the semi-autobiographical adventures of Evelyn Waugh during the Second World War. He did actually get to see service as an imperial warrior in a wide range of theatres and locations.

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The Lost Patrol
John Ford's epic story about a First World War British Patrol on a mission in Mesopotamia. However, when their commander is killed, noone seems to know what their mission is and they have to fight the local population and the elements to survive. This was an interesting inter-war film about the hopelessness and pointlessness of war.

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Malta Story
An epic retelling of the island withstanding the Axis onslaught throughout the Second World War and thus earning the entire island the 'George Cross' for bravery.

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Beneath Hill 60
This film is about the exploits of a group of volunteer Australian miners who were employed during the First World War to undermine and then blow up enemy positions. It helps show just how important the Empire was in beating back the German threat.

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Kokoda: 39th Battalion
Green Australians are rushed to New Guinea to try and stem the Japanese advance towards Australia itself.

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An Ungentlemanly Act
This film shows the initial Argentinian invasion of the Falklands when a small band of Marines were up against an entire army. It is actually quite a funny and idiosyncratic look at what would develop into a nasty little war.

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Breaker Morant
Three soldiers find themselves facing a court martial for their behaviour on the battlefield. Are they brutal soldiers out of control or have they been set up in order to make an example of them to the world during an unpopular war.

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The Four Feathers
A soldier attempts to redeem himself after an act of cowardice...

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Khartoum
Epic re-enactment of Charles Gordon's fateful stand in Sudan...

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The Guns at Batasi
Soldiers' loyalties are confused as Independence is granted to an African colony...

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Zulu
A handful of British Soldiers hold off 4,000 Zulus...

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Zulu Dawn
This film depicts one of the most worst military catastrophes in British Imperial history.

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The Four Feathers (1939)
This is Alexander Korda's classic version of the famous tale, regarded by many as the best version.

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The Four Feathers (2002)
The appeal of this classic tale shows in this the fourth remake of the film.

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Lives of a Bengal Lancer
The courage of the members of the 41st Bengal Lancers is put to the test on the NWF in the 1930s.

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Three Came Home
A family in Borneo becomes prisoners of the Japanese.

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Gallipoli
Peter Weir's film about the baptism of fire of the ANZAC army against the Turks in 1915...

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Lawrence of Arabia
The epic and romanticised story of Lawrence helping the Arabs against the Turks in World War One...

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Charge of the Light Brigade
Hollywood rewrites history in order to allow the famous charge to be for the revenge of an Indian Mutiny massacre (yes, I know that the Mutiny was after the Charge)

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The Lighthorsemen
The Australian cavalry unit is called into action in Palestine during World War One...

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The Lost Patrol
Half a dozen British soldiers find themselves lost in the desert during the First World War and the locals are not keen to see them there...

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Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
A slightly more historically accurate version than the 1930s film of the same name, some impressive period costumes and action scenes...

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
A very impressive film explaining how an old soldier's view of the rules of warfare are no longer applicable to the era of WW2...

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All the King's Men
A portrayal of the mysterious event from World War I which saw the disappearance in action of the whole Sandringham Company at Gallipoli in 1915

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Sharpe's Challenge
Set in the Napoleonic War but in India. A rebellious Maharaja hires European help to challenge the East India Company.

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My Boy Jack
The story of how Rudyard Kipling used his Imperial connections to get his short-sighted son into the army in World War One.

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