Alistair1918 (2015)

It’s quite rare for me to get to review films around the date of their initial release. I think the last time it happened was for Russell Crowe’s ’The Water Diviner’ a couple of years back. It’s also quite rare for a Great War Film to be based in Los Angeles. And finally it’s VERY […]

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The Spy in Black (1939)

I hope you don’t all think I spend my life only watching films about the Great War. I do have a full and rewarding life away from movies and these Great War Films are just a small part of me. In film terms I also have a current addiction to pre-ish/post-ish WW2 era Japanese films. […]

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Battalion (2015)

It’s one in the morning and the family and I have just returned from a six week overseas trip. We got to see a lot of family and friends in the UK, spend a bit of time in France in the run up to the Somme commemorations (including visiting the grave of my Great Grandfather […]

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Wooden Crosses (1932)

It’s fair to say that the experiences of the combatants of the various countries in the Great War each have their signature array of horrors. These experiences, these elements of their story are normally closely linked to a particular battle. In the case of the British forces, that battle is most likely The Somme in […]

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