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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


D-Day On Film with WW2TV

We hit the beaches and make a dash for the sea wall this week as we talk Normandy on Film with Paul Woodadge of WW2TV.

The Unbroken Line (1985)

This week we speak to David Carson MBE and examine a classic British Army of the Rhine era training film from the mid 80’s, ‘The

Merrill’s Marauders (1962)

This week we are very pleased to be joined again by historian Gavin Mortimer as we tackle 1962’s Merrill’s Marauders. Gavin recently joined us for

Vickers Guns in Film with Rich Fisher

This week we continue our series speaking to experts about interesting bits of kit featured in war films. This week we’re joined by Vickers Machine

Navy SEALs (1990)

This week we delve into the secretive world of the Navy SEALs with a classic of the Special Forces movie sub-genre. 1990’s ‘Navy SEALs’ was

Greyhound (2020)

This week we brave the North Atlantic, dodge marauding U-Boats and endure the biting cold to discuss 2020’s ‘Greyhound‘. Directed by Aaron Schneider with a

Lancaster (2022) with Steve Darlow

This week in a change of pace Fighting On Film moves into new territory discussing a documentary film for the first time. We were very

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

This week we discuss the only Hollywood depiction of the 1983 US Invasion of Grenada – ‘Heartbreak Ridge’. Directed, produced and staring Clint Eastwood Heartbreak

March Or Die (1977)

Fix your bayonets, check your canteens and load your Lewis Gun as we follow Gene Hackman’s Major Foster deep into the desert. This week we

War In Non-War Movies

This week we explore depictions of war in films which aren’t strictly war films. Perhaps the most famous examples of this might include the Vietnam

Hamburger Hill (1987)

This week we discuss the under appreciated John Irvin film, ‘Hamburger Hill‘. The film charts the experiences of a platoon of the 101st Airborne as

Who Dares Wins (1982)

Pull on your respirators, load your MAC-10s and join us for Who Dares Wins (1982). An 80s British Cold War action movie starring Lewis Collins,

 Kokoda (2006)

We round out ANZAC Month with a look at 2006’s Kokoda which follows an Australian patrol lost behind enemy lines during the chaos of the

Attack Force Z (1982)

This week as we continue Fighting On Film’s ANZAC Month we are lucky enough to be joined by Gavin Mortimer who has just published his

The Rats of Tobruk (1944)

Fighting On Film’s ANZAC Month continues with 1944’s ‘The Rats of Tobruk‘, directed by Charles Chauvel. The film tells the story of the siege of

The Lighthorsemen (1987)

This week we continue ANZAC Month with a look at a beautifully shot epic which tells the story of the Australian Light Horse and their

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

This week we begin ANZAC month exploring some of Australia’s war movies with a look at Australia’s first Vietnam War movie, 1979’s The Odd Angry

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