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May 21, 2005

Broadsword calling Danny Boy

Channel 4's 100 Greatest War Films as voted for by their (generally more clued-up than average) viewership has plenty for you to disagree with, but much to recommend. Filmsite.org has a history of war films (as does Berkeley) for the completists among you. There are more war films from and about Vietnam and Indochina than you can shake a bayonet at (see also the 1999 NYT article, Apocalypse Then: Vietnam Marketing War Films to learn a little about the Vietnamese government's 1960s and 70s archive of war film). The [British] national archives have archived film from pre-WWI to the Cold War.

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What happened to "Von Ryan's Express"? And nobody remembers "What did you do in the war, Daddy", "Secret of Santa Vittora", "Force 10 from Navarone", ...

Posted by: solopilot | May 26, 2005 6:11:02 PM

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