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Movies: Contemporary Period: Korean War (1950-1953)

  Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite (2016) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4939066/?ref_=ttls_li_tt A team of spies is sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions ahead of the invasion by UN forces.   A Hill in Korea (1956) (Jon Casey) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049302/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 1951 During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by […]

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Movies: Contemporary Period: Cold War 1947-1991

  Strategic Air Command (1955) (Mukel Patel) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048667/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.   Fail Safe (1964) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058083/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 A technical malfunction sends American planes to Moscow to deliver a nuclear attack. Can all-out war be averted? […]

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Movies: World War II 1939AD -1945AD (Part II)

  The Resistance   The Resistance Banker (2018) (Deborah Southwell) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4610378/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 In Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, banker brothers Walraven and Gijs van Hall face their greatest challenge yet when they decide to help fund the Dutch resistance.   Zwartboek (The Black Book; 2006) (Jaap Boender) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389557/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer […]

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Movies: World War II 1939AD -1945AD (Part I)

  1939 Battle of the River Plate (2006) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0875504/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl On December 13th 1939, the first great naval battle of World War II took place off the coast of Uruguay. Known as the ‘Battle of the River Plate’, it set as rivals two great naval officers in a deadly psychological duel.   1940 The […]

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Movies: Interwar Period 1918 AD – 1939 AD

  Latvian War of Independence 1918-1920 Defenders of Riga (2007) (Terry Martin) TV series https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471359/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 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 […]

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Movies: World War I 1914 AD-1918 AD

1914 Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064754/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.   All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020629/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 A German youth eagerly enters World War I, […]

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Movies: Age of Imperialism 1800AD –1914AD

    Crimean War 1853-56 Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027438/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2 A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.   American Civil War 1861-1865 Glory (1989) (Deborah Southwell) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 Col. Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices […]

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Movies: Revolutionary Period 1664AD- 1848AD

  The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815 The Duellists(1977) (Peter Merritt) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075968/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 France, 1801. Due to a minor perceived slight, mild-mannered Lieutenant d’Hubert is forced into a duel with hot-headed irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels spanning several years.   The Pride and the Passion (1957) (Dave Boundy) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050858/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 During the Napoleonic […]

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Movies: Middle Ages Military History 476AD – 1450AD

  1300s Hundred Years’ War 1337-1453 Henry V (1989 Branagh version) (Philip Middleton) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097499/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 During the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England () embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.   Henry V (1944 Olivier version) (Philip Middleton) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036910/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_8 During the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of […]

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Movies: Early Modern Military History 1450AD – 1750AD

1600s   Michiel de Ruyter (Admiral; 2015) (Jaap Boender) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2544766/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France, and Germany, and the country is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country’s strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676)   Cromwell (1970) (Andy Grainger) […]

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