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Old September 2nd, 2012, 01:26 PM   #21

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War films, like Westerns are more of a reflection of the era they are made than the period they portray.
That's actually true of most "historical" films.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 04:03 PM   #22

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Good Cagney catch, but you left out his other WWI movie:
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"The Fighting 69th" <1940>
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 05:43 PM   #23

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never that keen on it as a movie, if i want Cagney and O'Brien together i'll go watch Angels with dirty faces.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #24

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The Aussies made a movie about a famous cavalry charge in Arabia. It's called The Lighthorsemen. The charge was one of the last mounted charges in History, but it was very successful.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lighthorsemen_(film)
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Old September 16th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #25

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'Everything is Thunder', POW escaper story written by war hero/author Jocyln 'Hoppy' Hardy who himself escaped 4 times from different German POW camps.

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Old September 17th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #26

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Lenin in October -- Lenin's return by train to St. Petersburg in April 1917, skipping ahead to the October uprising
Lenin in 1918 -- Soviet struggles against counter-revolutionary forces secreted in St. Petersburg, including Kulaks hoarding grain, and the August assassination attempts against Lenin (now) in Moscow, and Uritsky (back) in St. Petersburg

Arsenal -- revolution in Ukraine in 1917-1918; Czarist mis-management of war leads to desertions of Ukrainian units, fall of Czar, rise of Provisional Government, which promised Ukrainian independence, to appeal to Ukrainian nationalism, to maintain war-effort against Germany; Bolshevik Revolution in Russia brought Soviets to power, who reneged on independence (to secure Ukrainian grain?), prompting Ukrainian counter-revolutionary nationalists to form own Ukrainian People's Republic, or 'Rada', from a coalition of wealthier bourgeois political parties, at the 1st All-Ukrainian Congress, in Kiev, in January 1918; Rada supporters rally in St. Sophia square, under statue of Bogdan Khmelnitskii, in central Kiev, employing Clergy & Religious architecture (St. Sophia Cathedral), as well as icons of 19th century Ukrainian nationalist poet Taras Shevchenko, "the bard of Ukraine", to enflame "chauvinistic" nationalism, amongst e.g. wealthier teachers & students; meanwhile, Ukrainian Bolsheviks (backed by Lenin & Stalin, Commissar of Nationalities, in Russia) walk out of congress, reflecting disenfranchisement of poorer productive classes (farmers & workers, agricultural & industrial economic sectors); conflict escalates into Bolshevik seizure, and Rada 6-day siege, of Kiev Arsenal Munitions Factory, portrayed as a "Bolshevik Alamo" (later, the Red Army captured Kiev, and won the civil war, by 1920, defeating Ukrainian nationalists under General Simon Petlura)

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Old November 13th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #27
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The Battle of the Somme film from 1916, although clearly propaganda, is quite interesting viewing. It has been debated that the first ever combat deaths recorded on film have been captured in this film.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #28

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The Lost Battalion and Gallipoli.
Red Baron is interesting too.
Three of my favorites. The Lost Battalion is very underrated, imho.
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never that keen on it as a movie, if i want Cagney and O'Brien together i'll go watch Angels with dirty faces.
I liked the movie, myself. But then, I'll watch Cagney in anything. I think "Yankee Doodle Dandy" would qualify here, but more of a home front portrayal. And surely, "Goodbye Mr. Chips". One of my favorite home front movies of any period. Robert Donat was perfection in that film.
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