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Full Metal Jacket (1987 Stanley Kubrick War Film)

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is an adaptation of the 1979 novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford and stars Matthew Modine, Vincent D”Onofrio, and R. Lee Ermey. The film follows a platoon of U.S. Marines through their training and depicts some of the experiences of two of […]

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Paisan (Rossellini 1946)

Paisà is a 1946 Italian film directed by Roberto Rossellini, the second of a trilogy by Rossellini. It is divided into six episodes. They are set in the Italian Campaign during World War II when Nazi Germany was losing the war against the Allies, using themes such as the difficulty of communication between people who […]

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The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot is a 2000 war film directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and starring Mel Gibson, Chris Cooper, and Heath Ledger. It was produced by the Mutual Film Company and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film mainly takes place in South Carolina (and was entirely filmed there) and depicts the story […]

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The Great Battle of the Volga (1963)

The Great Battle of the Volga, focuses on the bravery and suffering of the Russian soldiers as they endure the tremendous attack by the well-equipped German army. That they could regroup and fight back with such ferocity is depicted, along with the terrible destruction caused by the Germans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufd3QkhYu_4&feature=relmfu

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Hell in Normandy (1968)

A squad of American paratrooper commandos led by Guy Madison is dropped into France prior to the invasion of Normandy. Once in enemy territory, the squad meets up with a German double agent (Peter Lee Lawrence) who helps them infiltrate a German flamethrower installation. The mission is to destroy the installation, which would threaten the […]

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Boot Hill (1969)

Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilsrxf_piFw&feature=relmfu

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Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Movie: Ballad of a Soldier (1959) “During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front. Instead of this medal he asks for a few days leave to visit his mother and repair the roof of their home. On the train eastwards he […]

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The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (1944)

Movie: The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (1944) “Tells the story of three men–Bluey, a tough two fisted drover (Taylor), Milo, a laconic dingo trapper (Rafferty), and Pete, an intellectual English “new chum” (Finch). Together they serve in North Africa, fighting against the forces of Rommel in what has now become one of Australia’s greatest wartime […]