Monthly Archives: March 2012

When Eagles Has Landed

When-Eagles-DaredMy new book, When Eagles Dared: The Filmgoers’ History of World War II is out now in the UK and is published in the USA on 10 April 2012. It covers the hundreds of films that have depicted the war on screen and the historical events that inspired them, as a guide to history though cinema. It features many diverse films, from international epics to obscure B-movies, from well-known classics to world cinema gems, and will appeal to both WWII historians and film enthusiasts alike.

Films covered include The Guns of Navarone, Battle of Britain, The Great Escape, Saving Private Ryan, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Longest Day, Das Boot, A Bridge too Far, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Dam Busters, Battle of the Bulge, The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare, The Cruel Sea, To Hell and Back, The Heroes of Telemark, The Eagle Has Landed, Inglourious Basterds, Sink the Bismarck!, Stalingrad, Downfall, Kelly’s Heroes, Come and See, Cross of Iron, The Thin Red Line, Von Ryan’s Express, The Battle on the River Neretva, Reach for the Sky, Anzio, Days of Glory, Dunkirk, The Big Red One, Sands of Iwo Jima, Tobruk, In Which We Serve, Went the Day Well?, Ashes and Diamonds, They Were Expendable, Is Paris Burning?, Max Manus, The Battle of the River Plate, The Colditz Story, The Cockleshell Heroes, 633 Squadron, Letters from Iwo Jima, Patton, Objective Burma!, Ice Cold in Alex, Paisà, Eagles Over London, Rome Open City, The Dirty Heroes, Midway, The Desert Fox, Raid on Rommel, Merrill’s Marauders, Kanal, The Train, BattlegroundFlame & CitronForce 10 from Navarone, Valkyrie, The Secret Invasion, Operation Crossbow, Angles One Five, A Walk in the Sun, The Battle of El Alamein, Escape to Athena and many more…

When Eagles Dared: The Filmgoers’ History of World War II is available in the UK and the US.