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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 12:14 p.m. PST

"WWI movies are sadly rather rare in comparison to WWII, perhaps because of America's late entry and comparatively light casualty count. The so-called "War to end all Wars" was unable to bring an end to the violence, instead ushering in a seemingly endless variety of new weapons and tactics. Battle continues to exist, but World War I changed it forever. These movies will show you exactly how WWI changed the world, for better and worse…."
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willthepiper14 Feb 2020 1:02 p.m. PST

Not a bad list, but I question including Flyboys or The Red Baron in a list of movies about 'the trenches' I'd replace them with The Blue Max.

I'd also include Regeneration, for its analysis of the psychology cost of the war.

14Bore14 Feb 2020 1:07 p.m. PST

Many I never seen on that list, have to start looking them up.

The Tin Dictator14 Feb 2020 1:32 p.m. PST

They missed Lost Battalion, 1917, and Wonder Woman.
I agree that including the airplane movies is a bit of a stretch when talking about going into the trenches.

kevin smoot14 Feb 2020 1:45 p.m. PST

Not a bad list, but to add to movies they left out: All Quiet on the Western Front (the 1979 remake. Quite exceptional for a TV movie), Anzacs: the War Down Under, What Price Glory (the zany comedy bits make this a strange movie, but somehow John Ford gets it to work)

14Bore14 Feb 2020 2:04 p.m. PST

Lost Battalion was one I was thinking of then forgot to mention, and original All Quiet on the Western Front is a great movie.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 2:14 p.m. PST

I would put The Lighthorsemen on the list.


Attalus I14 Feb 2020 4:46 p.m. PST

King Vidor's "The Big Parade" is a worthy choice.

14Bore14 Feb 2020 5:35 p.m. PST

Just finished The Trench, very good if sad, but then how couldn't it be?
Saw it on line

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2020 10:59 a.m. PST



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