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    1982; TV mini-series; A classic Australian World War I saga, this miniseries captures the hopes and heartaches of innocent country boys as they embark on the greatest and worst adventure of their lives, when they face the filthy deprivations and shocking savagery of trench warfare.

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  • African Queen

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    1952; Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn; novel by C.S. Forester; won an Oscar; Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914.

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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

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    1930; B&W; Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim; novel by Erich Maria Remarque; won 2 Oscars; A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.

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  • All the King's Men

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    1999 Masterpiece Theatre TV film; Maggie Smith, David Jason; about Sandringham Co. at Gallipoli; Recounts one of the strangest legends of the First World War - the disappearance of the Sandringham Company in action in Gallipoli in 1915.

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  • Darling Lili

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    1970; musical; Julie Andrews, Rock Hudson; nominated for 3 Oscars; Two strangers find love amidst the chaos of World War I in this musical extravaganza set in the harrowing world of international espionage.

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  • Farewell to Arms

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    1932; B&W; Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper; novel by Ernest Hemingway; won 2 Oscars; Frederic Henry, an American soldier, and Catherine, an English nurse, find love on the battlefield during WWI. Unfortunately, Henry's jealous friend Major Rinaldi seeks to undermine their relationship.

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  • Flyboys

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    2006; James Franco, Martin Henderson; A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots.

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  • For Me and My Gal

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    1942; B&W; musical comedy; Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly; set during WWI; nominated for an Oscar; Vaudeville song and dance partners are divided by World War I, then reunited by love on Broadway.

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  • Gallipoli

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    1981; Mark Lee, Mel Gibson; nominated for a Golden Globe; A story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown bring two young men together in the Australian army in 1915. They are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.

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  • Grand Illusion

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    French-language film; 1937; B&W; nominated for an Oscar; In this classic tale of adventure, duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp when an aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the commandant while cooperating with his comrades in a daring escape.

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  • Hell's Angels

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    1930; Ben Lyon, James Hall, Jean Harlow; directed by Howard Hughes; nominated for an Oscar; Three Oxford buddies fight on opposite sides during WWI. Each is torn between obedience to his country and that of his conscience.

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  • Joyeux Noel

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    2005; Foreign-language film (French & German); Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann; nominated for an Oscar; Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge.

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  • Lawrence of Arabia

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    1962; Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif; won 7 Oscars; The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.

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  • Legends of the Fall

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    1994; Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond; novel by Jim Harrison; won an Oscar; An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I.

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  • Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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    1943; British film; Roger Livesy, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook

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  • Lost Battalion

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    2001; A&E TV film, Rick Schroder, Phil McKee; nominated for 3 Emmys; In the closing days of World War I, the men of the U.S. Army's 77th Division, 308th Battalion were surrounded by German troups in the Argonne Forest. Without food, water or reserve ammunition, cut off from supply and communication lines, and subjected to constant assaults and bombardments, they managed to hold off the enemy until they were finally rescued after five days of desperate action.

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  • Lost Empires

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    1986; British miniseries; Colin Firth, John Castle; bk by J..B. Priestly; music-hall life at the brink of WWI; nominated for an Emmy; In 1913 young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever.

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  • My Boy Jack

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    2007; BBC TV film; Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, Kim Cattrall; play by David Haig; It's 1914 and the British Empire's greatest supporter, Rudyard Kipling, is at the peak of his literary fame. Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to play his part in the imminent war with Germany but finds himself rejected due to his poor eyesight. Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards. Kipling's wife, Caroline, is bitterly upset, failing to see the glory in losing her only son to the war. How will the great writer, torn between his two greatest passions--devotion to King and Country and love for his family--justify the consequences of his actions to himself and his wife?

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  • Random Harvest

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    1942; B&W; Ronald Colman, Greer Garson; WWI vet afflicted by amnesia; nominated for 7 Oscars; Story of an amnesiac war casualty who is nursed back to health by a lovely showgirl. They marry, and share 3 years of happiness when his memory returns due to an accident.

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  • Razor's Edge

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    1984; Bill Murray, Theresa Russell; WWI vet has trouble returning to his old life; bk by W. Somerset Maugham; In 1918, Larry Darrell returns home from World War 1 disillusioned with his materialistic society. The quest for inner peace leads Larry to reject his rich fiancee, Isabel, and go searching for truth in the Himalayas. But, Larry learns that the path to enlightenment is as painful and narrow as treading the sharp edge of a razor.

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  • Ryan's Daughter

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    1970; Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones; WWI home front in Ireland; won 2 Oscars; Headstrong Rosy lives on the heathered hills of Ireland's Dingle Peninsule. She cannot forsake her passionate romance with a handsome British officer. Yet, for Rosy, there is a greater love - the devotion of her reserved schoolteacher husband Charles. When Rosy has an illicit affair and is ultimately charged with treason, it is Charles who will stand by her side.

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  • Sergeant York

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    1941; B&W; Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan; based on diary of Alvin C. York; won 2 Oscars; Story of a boy drafted into the military who begins his career as a pacifist and then soon sees the justification for fighting.

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  • Very Long Engagement

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    2004; French-language film; Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel; novel by Sebastien Japrisot; nominated for 2 Oscars; Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiance to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories.

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