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Set during World War One, this film focuses on a group of young Germans as they progress from idealistic recruits, through training and ultimately to the front - where the true hardship, horror and futility of the conflict is revealed. The events are shown from the perspective of the enemy side, but the fact they remain sympathetic only adds to the sense that there are no winners or losers here. With a moving lead performance from Lew Ayres, this is a bleak anti-war classic that has lost none of its power to shock.
Based on the World War I experience of soldier-poet Siegfried Sassoon, who suffered a mental breakdown on realising there was no point to the fighting
All ages 108 mins
Kathryn Bigelow became the first female Best Director Oscar-winner for this tense action film about mentally pressured bomb squad specialists in Iraq.
14–16 years 126 mins
This patriotic John Ford war movie is based on the real-life exploits of two heroic naval officers.
11+ years 129 mins
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We take a look at Christopher Nolan's new WWII thriller Dunkirk, which educates on this historic event by placing the audience right in the middle of it.
Reading time 8 mins
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Reading time 4 mins
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