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The Wind Shakes the Barley

Beginning in 1920 this Irish film chronicles its characters involvement in the Irish War for Independence and subsequent Irish Civil War, choosing to frame its rival interpretations of Irish history as a social revolution more than a nationalist one. See also the much later '71 set during The Troubles.

The Wind Shakes the Barley

Ken Loach
- Director
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Win

Beginning in 1920 this Irish film chronicles its characters involvement in the Irish War for Independence and subsequent Irish Civil War, choosing to frame its rival interpretations of Irish history as a social revolution more than a nationalist one. See also the much later '71 set during The Troubles.

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Sergeant York

Patriotic biopic of Alvin C. York, a conscientious objector who became one the most decorated American soldiers in WWI, especially for his actions during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

Sergeant York
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Ser

Patriotic biopic of Alvin C. York, a conscientious objector who became one the most decorated American soldiers in WWI, especially for his actions during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

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Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg film with a particularly harrowing, extended Omaha Beach sequence of the WWII Invasion of Normandy involving up to 1,500 extras (including actual Irish Reserve Defence Forces). The screenplay was originally inspired by the Niland Brothers.

Saving Private Ryan
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Sav

Steven Spielberg film with a particularly harrowing, extended Omaha Beach sequence of the WWII Invasion of Normandy involving up to 1,500 extras (including actual Irish Reserve Defence Forces). The screenplay was originally inspired by the Niland Brothers.

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Rescue Dawn

Dramatization of U.S. Navy fighter pilot Dieter Dengler being shot down in Vietnam and his subsequent capture, imprisonment, torture, and potential escape from a Pathet Lao prison camp. Based on director Werner Herzog's previous documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly.

Rescue Dawn
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Res

Dramatization of U.S. Navy fighter pilot Dieter Dengler being shot down in Vietnam and his subsequent capture, imprisonment, torture, and potential escape from a Pathet Lao prison camp. Based on director Werner Herzog's previous documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly.

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Pork Chop Hill

Portrays the title Battle, during the Korean War, to recapture a Communist Chinese held location despite pending cease-fire negotiations in place. The Hill becomes a political point in the negotiations and the soldiers suffer for it.

Pork Chop Hill
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Por

Portrays the title Battle, during the Korean War, to recapture a Communist Chinese held location despite pending cease-fire negotiations in place. The Hill becomes a political point in the negotiations and the soldiers suffer for it. Supporting actor George Shibata was the first Nisei appointed to West Point, first Asian-American graduate of the United States Military Academy, and was actually a classmate of the the man Gregory Peck's character is based on.
 

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Platoon

First in a thematic trilogy of Vietnam War films, written and directed by decorated Army veteran Oliver Stone (based on his own experiences as an infantryman). See also Born on the Fourth of July, Heaven & Earth.

Platoon

Oliver Stone
- Director
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Pla

First in a thematic trilogy of Vietnam War films, written and directed by decorated Army veteran Oliver Stone (based on his own experiences as an infantryman). See also Born on the Fourth of July, Heaven & Earth. Also notable for being one of the first to use now-famed military consultant Dale Dye to put its actors through rigorous faux boot camp training before filming. See also Stone's film Salvador, on the Salvadorian Civil War.

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Patton

Dense, biographic film of General George S. Patton, specifically featuring his WWII campaigns in North Africa and Sicily.

Patton
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Pat

Dense, biographic film of General George S. Patton, specifically featuring his WWII campaigns in North Africa and Sicily. General Omar Bradley consulted on the film (a former subordinate, later superior of Patton). See also The Desert Fox; a bio-drama of Patton's contemporary, German General Erwin Rommel.

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Overlord

Set around Operation Overlord of the D-Day invasion, this British film follows a fictional solider but features real, documentary footage of the London Blitz; about half of the film is archival footage built around contemporary fictional footage shot on old film stock and lenses to best match it all together.

Overlord

Stuart Cooper
- Director
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Ove

Set around Operation Overlord of the D-Day invasion, this British film follows a fictional solider but features real, documentary footage of the London Blitz; about half of the film is archival footage built around contemporary fictional footage shot on old film stock and lenses to best match it all together.

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The 9th Company

This Russian made film chronicles the real-life Battle for Hill 3234 during Operation Magistral in the Soviet-Afghan War in 1988; a fresh from boot camp, inexperienced Soviet paratrooper company struggles.

The 9th Company
Adult Audiovisual DVD - Nin

This Russian made film chronicles the real-life Battle for Hill 3234 during Operation Magistral in the Soviet-Afghan War in 1988; a fresh from boot camp, inexperienced Soviet paratrooper company struggles.

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