Must see war films?

Must see war films?

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Wacky Racer

31,786 posts

194 months

Wednesday 16th October
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For fans of the classic Ealing 1942 film "Went the day well?"

https://www.mybeautifulealing.co.uk/apps/videos/vi...

BryanC

611 posts

185 months

Wednesday 16th October
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Thanks for this - an interesting read.
The link seems a bit flaky but got there in the end.
Turville has to be a must see village so will follow up your suggestion to try a pint.

Beati Dogu

6,113 posts

86 months

Thursday 17th October
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Ayahuasca said:
There was one about a train in colonial India transporting something across the desert and was attacked by Indians. Northwest Frontier.
That's a really good film. Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall etc. Herbert Lom is particular good.

nicanary

6,974 posts

93 months

Thursday 17th October
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Wacky Racer said:
For fans of the classic Ealing 1942 film "Went the day well?"

https://www.mybeautifulealing.co.uk/apps/videos/vi...
Thanks for that. Excellent little clip. I love the film, especially the end battle when the Gloucestershire Regiment turn up to aid the civilians trapped in the manor house. The ham acting by real soldiers is hilarious. Like an Ealing comedy.

North-West Frontier is set in the days of Indian Independence and the brutal fighting between Muslims and Hindus. More is charged with rescuing a "loyal" princeling from a besieged castle and taking him to safety. It's great "Boys Own" stuff with fine acting by Victoria the ancient wheezing steam locomotive. (Not train - train is the entire equipage - the "train" at the front is a locomotive). The horrific carnage of that period in India's history is hard to believe. Makes Northern Ireland look like a tea party.

Fundoreen

935 posts

30 months

Thursday 17th October
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Rambo circa 2008 . A build up that makes even the biggest flower arranger happy to imagine themselves blowing away 1000s of evil bds.

LasseV

1,145 posts

80 months

Monday 21st October
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Well, i'm not sure is this must see for you guys, but finnish war drama Unknown Soldier has been released in the UK. It based on old finnish book and it is well made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTYesNj_sBg

Voldemort

3,889 posts

225 months

Monday 21st October
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Not sure if this has been mentioned on this thread. Often overlooked in the War genre because of the romance. But fleeing freedom fighters, Nazis, letters of transit...

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Scabutz

2,104 posts

27 months

Monday 21st October
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Voldemort said:
Not sure if this has been mentioned on this thread. Often overlooked in the War genre because of the romance. But fleeing freedom fighters, Nazis, letters of transit...

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One of my favourite films. I always watch it near Christmas, no idea why. Fantastic film. Created so many lines and catchphrases.

"Of course I remember, you wore blue, the germans wore grey".

pingu393

3,553 posts

152 months

Monday 21st October
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Zulu was on the other day. Another great film.

A Winner Is You

20,841 posts

174 months

Monday 21st October
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pingu393 said:
Zulu was on the other day. Another great film.
And one of the most famous misquoted lines, since Michael canie's character doesn't say there are faaaasands of em

Ayahuasca

24,048 posts

226 months

Monday 21st October
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A Winner Is You said:
And one of the most famous misquoted lines, since Michael canie's character doesn't say there are faaaasands of em
Oi! Don’t you point that bloody spear at me!


FourWheelDrift

78,336 posts

231 months

Monday 21st October
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Ayahuasca said:
A Winner Is You said:
And one of the most famous misquoted lines, since Michael canie's character doesn't say there are faaaasands of em
Oi! Don’t you point that bloody spear at me!
"Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!"
[many deaths later]
"What happened, why didn't you fire?"
"They were wearing sunglasses"

Wacky Racer

31,786 posts

194 months

Monday 21st October
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FourWheelDrift said:
Ayahuasca said:
A Winner Is You said:
And one of the most famous misquoted lines, since Michael canie's character doesn't say there are faaaasands of em
Oi! Don’t you point that bloody spear at me!
"Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!"
[many deaths later]
"What happened, why didn't you fire?"
"They were wearing sunglasses"
Don't call us. we'll call you. biggrin

nicanary

6,974 posts

93 months

Monday 21st October
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Ayahuasca said:
A Winner Is You said:
And one of the most famous misquoted lines, since Michael canie's character doesn't say there are faaaasands of em
Oi! Don’t you point that bloody spear at me!
I think this was Caine's first major film role. He had to assume a "posh" accent which he did pretty well considering his lowly social background.

Front rank FIRE! Reload!!!

Rear rank FIRE! Reload!!!

Front rank etc etc......

Stirs the soul right proper that does....

Halb

49,688 posts

130 months

Monday 21st October
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Zulu was. Cain has talked how the producer wanted to fire him because he 'was doing nothing.' At the time, Caine was a nobody, and Baker one of of the, if not thee biggest star in the UK.

peterperkins

2,260 posts

189 months

Monday 21st October
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nicanary said:
I think this was Caine's first major film role. He had to assume a "posh" accent which he did pretty well considering his lowly social background.

Front rank FIRE! Reload!!!

Rear rank FIRE! Reload!!!

Front rank etc etc......

Stirs the soul right proper that does....
It certainly would have been an experience to have been there at the time as a damned ranker..

"Excuse me Sgt i 've got a splinter can I go in the inner redoubt please behind the spear and bullet proof mealy bags."

Ayahuasca

24,048 posts

226 months

Monday 21st October
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Whatever happened
We had got
The Martini-Henry rifle
And they had not




Apols to Belloc.

Wacky Racer

31,786 posts

194 months

Monday 21st October
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Halb said:
Zulu was. Cain has talked how the producer wanted to fire him because he 'was doing nothing.' At the time, Caine was a nobody, and Baker one of of the, if not thee biggest star in the UK.
!


Stanley Baker in "The Cruel sea"

"Snorkers, good Oh"


"Take no notice of him, he was a secondhand car salesman a few months ago" lol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBZcE69_5a8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCUMGLCYCLg







Smollet

4,864 posts

137 months

Monday 21st October
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I’ve just finished watching the Bridge at Ramegan (TCM) and forgotten how good it is. Well worth a watch.

Ayahuasca

24,048 posts

226 months

Monday 21st October
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Exodus -

War around establishment of Israel, with an outstanding theme tune.