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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 American citizen, will the troops

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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


Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)

This week we embark on a series of episodes about Operation Market Garden on film which you’ll tell you’re grand children about… and mightily bored

Testament of Youth (2014)

This week we are joined by historian Olivia Smith, one half of the brilliant Khaki Malarkey podcast, to examine 2014’s ‘Testament of Youth’. We discuss

Memphis Belle (1990)

Join us this week as we discuss 1990’s ‘Memphis Belle‘, the fictionalised story of an 8th Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress’ last mission of her

When Trumpets Fade (1998)

Join us as we look at ‘When Trumpets Fade‘, John Irvin’s HBO TV movie which follows a battle-weary squad leader torn between simply staying alive

Choose a film for FoF!

Hello everyone! We need your help to pick one of this month’s films. We have 4 films for you to choose from – this month

What the Hell Is the Ally Tally?

If you’ve listened to most of our episodes you’ll know one of our favourite features is ‘The Ally Tally’. We were looking for a name

Fighting On Film: Channel Incident (1940)

This week marks the 81st anniversary of Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk Evacuations, so we’re examining the very first onscreen depiction of the evacuation – Channel Incident (1940). Channel

The War Game: Civil Defence

Almost immediately after the end of the Second World War the British Government turned its attention to the realities of an impending confrontation with the

The War Game – FoF Trailer

This week we tackled a truly harrowing film. Arguably director Peter Watkins’ finest work ‘The War Game’. An anti-nuclear war film that takes Watkins’ pseudo-documentary

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