King of Hearts (1966)

Let’s play a quick game of guess the year. Udo Jurgens wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with ‘Merci Cherie’, Bobbi Gibb becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial for murder, Jean-Bedel Bokassa takes over as military ruler of the Central African Republic ousting […]

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Forty Thousand Horsemen (1941)

Excuse me while I rant a little but Great War Films from the early 1940’s tend to have a problem or two. I’ve reviewed a couple already, Sergeant York and The Fighting 69th. Both of these films could be considered a call to arms for the USA. Funded by interventionists and laced with pro-war rhetoric, […]

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Canakkale 1915 (2012)

As I’ve said elsewhere in this blog, I’m an ex-pat Brit living the high life in Nuevo Zealandia, my little piece of paradise (with frequent wet and cold bits). As such my knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign prior to my move here was minimal but it has certainly grown since my arrival. I’ve attended the […]

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