When Eagles Dared : The Filmgoers’ History of World War II
by Howard Hughes
✅ Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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When the eagles dared to tell the historical events of the Second World War and the films that depicted these events on cinema screens, presenting a guide to history through cinema that compares the film myth with historical reality.Illustrated with rare photographs and posters, it gives a unique view of this war through the lenses of more than 50 different films, including Fall, Patton, ToraTora TorTora TorAnzio, the red line, letters of Iwo Jima, Stalingrad, the battle of the Ardennes, Iron Cross and a bridge too far away.Events examined include war in the sky (battle of Britain and the Dambusters), the sea (sink the Bismarck) and war in the air.) and the North African desert (the Battle of El Alamein and Tobrouk)There are “special show” films, including when the eagles attack and Inglourious Basterds, classic tales of ingenuity (The Great Escape) and human endurance (The Bridge on the River Kwai)
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