Movies: Interwar Period 1918 AD – 1939 AD
Latvian War of Independence 1918-1920
Defenders of Riga (2007) (Terry Martin) TV series
The First World War is over. Martins, after many years spent in war abroad, returns to his bride Elza in Latvia. He does not realize that the decisive battle for the heart of Elza and for the newly founded Latvian state is yet to come.
Irish War of Independence (1919-1921)
The Wind that shakes the Barley (Deborah Southwell)
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
Michael Collins (Deborah Southwell)
Historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
Pre-World War II
Red Joan (2018) (Deborah Southwell)
Mid 1930s to 2005. The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the K.G.B.’s longest-serving British spy.
Tea with Mussolini (1999) (Deborah Southwell)
An orphaned Italian boy is raised amongst a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini’s Italy before and during World War II. (autobiographical of the director)
Munich: The Edge of War (2021)
A British diplomat travels to Munich in the run-up to World War II, where a former classmate of his from Oxford is also enroute but is working for the German government.