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10 Lesser Known D-Day Movies

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Overlord. This momentous event has unsurprisingly been the focus of a number of major war movies including The Longest Day

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The Longest Day (1962) ft. WW2TV

We hit the beaches this week with special guest Paul Woodadge, better known as WW2TV. To tackle one of the 60’s most beloved and ambitious

Land of Bad (2024)

Land Of Bad stars Russell Crowe as a USAF drone operator keeping a watchful eye over a Delta Force mission that goes awry in the


The Beast (1988)

This week’s episode finds us deep behind enemy lines in Afghanistan as the Mujahideen, aided by Jason Patric, chase down a T-55 and its maniacal

Red Tails (2012) ft. Matt Bone

In this week’s bumper episode brings our unofficial Aviation April to a close and we’re thrilled to be joined by aviation historian Matt Bone from

Flyboys (2006) | Film Review

We take to the air in this week’s episode as we look back at 2006’s ‘Flyboys‘ James Franco stars as a cowboy turned pilot in

Interview: A Memory Owed

We recently had the chance to talk to writer/director Martin Hemingway-Mosely and producer Zoe Lewin about their upcoming film ‘A Memory Owed’. This ambitious film

Ronin (1998) | Film Review

We round off Mercenary Month 2 with a bang as we go over 1998s ‘Ronin’. John Frankenheimer directs an ensemble cast made up of 90s

Uncommon Valor (1983)

This week Gene Hackman assembles a team of Vietnam veterans to rescue his son from a POW camp in Laos. In the penultimate instalment of

Mercenary Fighters (1988)

This week we continue Merc Month 2 with another Cannon Films classic – 1988’s ‘Mercenary Fighters‘. Starring Peter Fonda, as a no-nonsense mercenary leader, Ron

Universal Soldier (1971)

This week Merc Month 2 continues with 1971’s ‘Universal Soldier’. Starring George Lazenby as Ryker, a mercenary turned weapons consultant, as he prepares to embark

The Professionals (1966)

We begin our second edition of Merc Month with Richard Brooks’s classic ‘The Professionals’! Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin head up an all-star cast who

Merc Month 2: Merc Harder!

We’re very excited to launch Mercenary Month 2, the return of a month of films which look at how mercenaries are depicted in film. While

Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die (2017)

To mark the one year anniversary of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, we look at the 2017 Ukrainian film ‘Cyborgs’. The film shows the hard-fought battle

Platoon Leader (1988)

‘Platoon Leader’ is a Cannon Films production that attempted to cash in on the glut of 80s Vietnam War films that saw films like Platoon

The Red Beret (1953) ft. Mark Urban

We stand in the doorway of the transport plane and wait for the red jump light as we cover 1953’s ‘The Red Beret‘, we’re joined

Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)

This week we trek across the Cretan mountains with Dirk Bogarde and co as we review 1957s ‘Ill Met by Moonlight‘ from the illustrious filmmaking

The Wind and The Lion (1975)

This week we look at the John Milius epic tale of diplomacy versus military intervention in the early 1900s as Sean Connery’s Raisui kidnaps an

Tropic Thunder (2008)

In 2008, a group of self-absorbed and washed-up actors find themselves lost in the Vietnamese jungle while filming one of the most expensive war movies

Fighting On Film’s 2022 In Review

We’ve loved every minute of making the podcast this year so we thought we’d round up some of our favourite episodes. We picked 10 highlights

Where Eagles Dare (1968) ft. Geoff Dyer

Zip up your parkas, load your MP40s and prepare for the Fighting On Film Christmas Special! We’re joined by author Geoff Dyer, author of ‘Broadsword

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