This is the end. Ninety nine reviews down and just this one to go for the century. It’s been a great journey through the ups and downs of one hundred years of Great War Films. I’ve struggled through the likes of Deathwatch, The Red Baron and Flyboys, but then I’ve also seen the classics, Lawrence […]Read more "They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)"
This is my 99th Great War Film and I’m glad to say that I have finally found a decent copy of the 1919 version of ‘Lost Battalion’ to review. I’ve searched for this original version of the Lost Battalion story since I started this blog back in 2014 to the point where I was pretty […]Read more "Lost Battalion (1919)"
The Great War commemorations have created a massive up swell in media and popular interest in the Great War. This very blog exists purely because I felt like I had to do something in my own way to mark the centenary. I wasn’t alone and in one way or another loads of other individuals and […]Read more "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018)"
As a kid of the early 80s, UK TV had few things to offer me outside of its’ cheaply produced school holiday programming. For six weeks in the summer, two weeks at Christmas and the odd week here and there through the rest of the year I’d be glued to the set watching Junior Kickstart, […]Read more "Pack up Your Troubles (1932)"
It’s in the nature of pretty much every Great War Film to give you a swift kick in the guts at some point. After all, War is a fickle business and the fates of War spare no emotion as they mete out death and destruction. And so this is mirrored on screen as the fates […]Read more "La Grande Guerra (1959)"
I’ve been here and done this story before. A while back I reviewed the 1930 version of ‘Dawn Patrol’ and my one sentence review would be that the film was very much of its time. Films coming out of Hollywood at the start of the 30’s where experiments of sorts. Talkies were very much on […]Read more "The Dawn Patrol (1938)"
The films I’ve watched over the last four years have covered a wide spectrum of aspects and viewpoints of the conflict. I’ve watched and learned about life in the trenches, aerial warfare, the backwater fighting in Africa, the Eastern Front, mental health issues, the home front in Germany, Verdun, naval battles, the Middle East, spying, […]Read more "La Chambre des Officiers/The Officers’ Ward (2001)"