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W.A.S.P. - WWII Women Pilots website
Non-Commissioned Officers Assn. [est. 1960]
National Museum of the U.S. Army [to open in 2013]
United Service Organizations aka 'The U.S.O.' [est. 1941]
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American Legion [chartered in 1919]          Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. [est. 1899]

Working Minds : Things To Worry About : War & Peace

Wars  in  the  Middle  East
Who is next? Iran? Syria? Lebanon (again)?

browse 'Operation Desert Storm' books on Amazon
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Baghdad News Service
Iraq Body Count website
Iraq Veterans Against The War [est. 7/2004]
'A Daily Briefing on Iran' blog
Rethink Afghanistan website
online Iraq War Memorial

books on Middle East Politics at Working Minds website

"Back From Iraq: The U.S. Soldier Speaks"
[independent documentary film July 2006]
Back From Iraq docu film  Four courageous U.S. Soldiers returned from their tour of duty in Iraq provide eye witness accounts, perceptions of the war, and insights into media concerns about U.S. national security. Produced & directed by Nancy Fulton; starring Jimmy Massey, Patrick Resta, Jeff Key & Joseph Mahfouz
60-min. color DVD [7/2006] for $25.00
full credits from IMDbdistributor websiteofficial movie site

"Body of War"  [Film Sales Co. April 2008]
Body of War movie poster  A documentary following an Iraq War veteran, paralyzed from a bullet to the spine, on a physical and emotional journey from soldier to anti-war activist. Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Phil Donahue & Ellen Spiro; featuring Tomas Young
video/DVD not yet available • full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"The Ground Truth: After The Killing Ends"
[independent documentary film January 2006]
Ground Truth docu   "The best film so far about the cost of war in Iraq." — Time Magazine, Sept 2006 Produced & directed by Patricia Foulkrod
Universal color DVD [9/2006] for $9.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Hurt Locker" [2009]
"One of the great war films." — Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow; full credits from IMDb

"Independent Intervention"
documentary video [Ground Productions 2006]
Independent Intervention docu film  Challenges the corporate media’s presentation of war, with reports of the brutal realities in Iraq. Produced & directed by Tonje Hessen Schei; interviewees include Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Jim Hightower, Bill Moyers, Arundhati Roy, Howard Zinn & James Zogby
color DVD available at official website {via PayPal}
Ground Prodns color DVD [3/2006] via Amazon third party
credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers"
[Brave New Films Sept 2006]
Iraq For Sale docu film  
Produced by Robert Greenwald
Brave New Films color DVD [9/2006] for $12.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Jarhead" [2005]: full credits at IMDbofficial website

"No  End  In  Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq"
[Magnolia July 2007]
No End In Sight movie poster  Examines the principal errors of U.S. policy – the use of insufficient troop levels, the looting of Baghdad, the purge of professionals from the Iraqi government, and the disbanding of the Iraqi military – that largely created the insurgency and chaos that engulf Iraq today. Co-produced, written & directed by Charles Ferguson; narrated by Campbell Scott; won Special Jury Prize at Sundance; listed #7 on TIME Top Ten Best Movies of The Year (12/2007); Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, WGA nom for Best Documentary Screenplay
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [10/2007] for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Redacted"  [HDnet Oct 2007]
Brian DePalma's war movie Redacted poster   "Truth is the first casualty of war": A fictional account of U.S. soldiers at a checkpoint in Iraq. Examines the way information is packaged, distributed & received, and the extreme disconnect between the surface of an image and the reality of ideas and the truth. Written & directed by Brian De Palma; starring Patrick Carroll, Rob Devaney, Izzy Diaz, Mike Figueroa, Ty Jones, Kel O'Neill, Daniel Stewart Sherman
Magnolia widescreen color DVD [2/2008] for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site {Flash only}

"Restrepo"  [2010]

"Rethink Afghanistan" [Brave New Films Nov 2009]
Rethink Afghanistan documentary by Robert Greenwald   A ground-breaking, full-length documentary that raises critical questions regarding Afghanistan; segments include Troops, Pakistan, Cost of War, Women of Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties, Security, and Solutions. Co-produced & directed by Robert Greenwald
The Disinformation Company widescreen color DVD [11/2009] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Rush  To  War:  Between  Iraq  &  A  Hard  Place"
[independent documentary video Oct 2004]
Rush To War movie   interviewees include Sen. George McGovern, Joe Wilson, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Scott Ritter, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Richard Clarke and columnists Robert Scheer & Molly Ivins Written & directed by Robert Taicher
Echo Bridge Home Ent. color DVD [9/2007] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama bin Laden"
[Weinstein/National Geographic Channel Nov 2012]
Seal Team Six / Code Name: Geronimo  Working title 'Code Name: Geronimo'; filming in New Mexico & India; the story of a female C.I.A. officer assigned to the Navy SEALs teams sent to Pakistan to track down and kill the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden Directed by John Stockwell; script by Kendall Lampkin; starring Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez, Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner & Kathleen Robertson
Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2013] for $16.99
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [1/2013] for $14.80
full credits at IMDb

"Shadow Company"  [indep July 2007] /tt0762133/
award-winning documentary film co-written & co-directed by Nick Bicanic & Jason Bourque

"Stop-Loss"  [Paramount March 2008]
Stop-Loss movie poster  A decorated U.S. Marine war hero back home in Texas from Iraq has a rough time settling back into civilian life, then is called back to duty. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Kimberly Peirce; starring Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish, Rob Brown, Victor Rasuk, Terry Quay, Matthew Scott Wilcox, Connett Brewer, Timothy Olyphant, Josef Sommer & Linda Emond
color DVD from Amazon - click for email notification
full credits from IMDbofficial moviesite {Flash required}

"The  Tillman  Story" [Weinstein Aug 2010]
Pat Tillman Story movie poster  Pat Tillman quit his pro football career to enlist in the Army and go to Afghanistan, where he was killed; he was honored as a hero by the government and by the media. But his parents had trouble finding out the truth, and showed their heroism by not stopping their battle against the cover-up of the facts of Tillman's death. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev; script by Mark Monroe
DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Pat Tillman entry at Wikipedia

"21  Days  To  Baghdad"
[National Geographic documentary video July 2003]
21 Days to Baghdad video  
National Geographic color DVD [7/2003] for $17.99
minimal credits at IMDb

"Uncovered:  The  Whole  Truth  About  The  Iraq  War"
[Mirage Nov 2002; limited release Aug 2004]
Uncovered docu  
Produced & directed by Robert Greenwald
Cinema Libre color DVD [5/2005] for $13.46
Disinformation Co. color DVD [3/2004] for $9.95
full credits from IMDbofficial movie website

"The Veteran"  [for 2011? release]  
Explores how the war on terror and the war on drugs are controlled & manipulated directly and indirectly by governments, from the soldiers on the front line to the drug dealers on the streets of Britain, viewed thru a young soldier returning to London from Afghanistan who is targeted as a clandestine operative to monitor suspected terrorists in the U.K.
Co-written & directed by Matthew Hope; co-written by Robert Henry Craft & Adam Tysoe; starring Toby Kebbell, Ashley Thomas, Adi Bielski & Tom Brooke; DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"Wag The Dog"  [1997]: full credits at IMDb

"War  In  Iraq:  The  Road  To  Baghdad"
[CNN Presents June 2003]
War in Iraq / The Road to Baghdad  
WEA color DVD [7/2003] for $13.46
WEA color VHS [7/2003] for $9.45
no listing on IMDb; C.N.N. official movie site

"The  War  Tapes"
[independent documentary film June 2006]
The War Tapes docu film poster   "The first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves" Three U.S. National Guardsmen sent to Iraq were provided with video cameras; they captured candid and gut-wrenching footage of the camaraderie, humor, and brutal & terrifying experiences of their unforgettable journey.
Directed by Deborah Scranton; won for Best Documentary at 2006 Tribeca Film Festival
Docurama color DVD [5/2007] for $23.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Zero Dark Thirty: The Greatest Manhunt In History"
[Columbia/Sony Dec 2012]
Zero Dark Thirty movie poster  Working title "Killing bin Laden"; follows 'the capture of the world’s most wanted terrorist'; scheduled for Oct 2012 release; announced 11/2011: The film was originally going to shoot in Pakistan, where bin Laden was captured; after being denied access by the Pakistani government, Bigelow moved production to the Indian town of Chandigarh, where local Hindus protested making the set area appear Pakistani! A docudrama about the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, from the 9/11 attacks to his death at the hands of U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow; written by Mark Boal; starring Taylor Kinney, Jessica Chastain, Scott Adkins, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Ricky Sekhon; five Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing & Best Sound {won} – with an outcry about Bigelow not being nominated for Best Director
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

The  War  in  VietNam

Been there, done that.

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"Apocalypse Now" [Zoetrope Aug 1979]
Apocalypse Now poster  A movie like no other: Wild and weird, cuts to the bone about the madness of war . . Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, script by John Milius, based on a Joseph Conrad novella; starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Frederic Forrest; won Oscars for Cinematography & Sound, nominated for Best Picture, Director, Script, Supporting Actor, Editing & Art Direction
full credits from IMDb
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] 3 disks for $31.99
Elektra soundtrack CD [8/88] 2 disks out of prodn/used
"Apocalypse Now" posters at
"Apocalypse Now Redux" [15 August 2001]: re-release with never-before-seen 49 minutes added
"Redux" info at IMDb
"Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" DVD box set [2006]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
includes the complete 1981 release and the complete 2001 'Redux' release, plus outtakes, commentary & featurettes

more details (synopsis, books, re-release, posters, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page

"Born On The Fourth of July" [1989]: full credits at IMDb

"Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry"
[2004 documentary]: full credits at IMDb

"Good Times, Wonderful Times" [1966]
70-minute docufilm by Lionel Rogosin - 'one of the great antiwar films of the VietNam Era'

"The  Pentagon  Papers"
[Paramount tv special March 2003]
Pentagon Papers tv movie   Daniel Ellsberg, an analyst for RAND Corp. and the U.S. government who supported the war in VietNam became disillusioned when he discovered classified Defense Dept. documents that detailed the deliberate fabrication of reasons to go to war in Southeast Asia. Convinced that the American people deserve to know the truth, he risked his career, his freedom, and even his life to expose the duplicity of the U.S. war machine. Directed by Rod Holcomb; script by Jason Horwitch; starring James Spader, Claire Forlani, Paul Giamatti, Alan Arkin, Kenneth Welsh, Maria del Mar, Sean McCann, James Downing, Richard Fitzpatrick & Jonas Chernick; script won WGA's Paul Selvin Honorary Award
Paramount color DVD [2/2004] for $17.99
full credits at IMDb

"Oliver Stone's Platoon" [1986]: full credits at IMDb

"The Quiet American" [Mirage Nov 2002]
Quiet American video  Directed by Phillip Noyce; based on the novel by Grahame Green; starring Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser & Do Thi Hai Yen; listed AFI Best 10 Films of 2002; Oscar nomination for Best Actor (Caine)
Miramax widescreen DVD [9/2004] for $17.39
Buena Vista color VHS [2/2004] for $14.99
Varese soundtrack CD [3/2003] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb
Quiet American novel  based on the 1955 novel by Grahame Green
Penguin Classics 8.4x5½ pb [9/2004] for $11.20
Penguin Classics pb [11/2002] for $10.40
Modern Library hardcover [10/92] for $10.47
Blackstone UNABR audio CD [2/2003] for $32.95
Blackstone UNABR audio [2/2003] for $19.77
M.B.A.P. ABR audio [10/2003] for $10.39
Blackstone audio [8/97] for $41.94

"The Ugly American" [Universal April 1963]
Ugly American movie  The hero of the novel is an ugly chicken farmer from Iowa; the movie looks at the causes of the VietNam war (filmed before the war began). Directed by George Englund; loosely based on the novel; starring Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill & Jocelyn Brando
Universal widescreen color DVD [8/2003] for $12.99
Universal color VHS [10/92] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Ugly American  
"The Ugly American" [1958 bestseller]
by William J. Lederer & Eugene Burdick

W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [1/99] for $11.16
Fawcett pb [9/87] out of print/used
Fawcett pb [1/85] out of print/used
W.W. Norton hardcover [6/58] out of print/used

The Cold War
"Let us not be deceived: We are today in the midst of a cold war."
— financier Bernard M. Baruch
(in a speech at South Carolina's Capitol Building, 16 April 1947)

The Wende Museum & Archive of The Cold War [est. 2002] in Culver City, California

Atomic Bomb Cinema  "Atomic Bomb Cinema: The Apocalyptic Imagination on Film" [2001]
by Jerome F. Shapiro

Routledge 9x5¼ pb [11/2001] for $29.95
Routledge library 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/2001] for $106.00
History of The C.I.A.  "Legacy of Ashes: The History of The C.I.A." [2007]
by Tim Weiner

listed #4 on TIME Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of The Year (12/2007)
Doubleday 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $16.77
Blackstone UNABR CD-ROM narrated by Stefan Rudnicki [6/2007] for $29.67

Atomic Film Festival Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
includes features & doumentaries "The Atomic Cafe" [1982]; "The Day After Trinity" [1981]; "Day One" [1989];
"Dr. Teller's Very Large Bomb" [2006]; "Fat Man and Little Boy" [1989]; "Japan's Longest Day" [1967];
"Radio Bikini" [1987]; "Trinity and Beyond" [1995] - and many more

Atomic U.S.A. Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"The Bedford Incident" [1965]
Starring Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier & James MacArthur; full credits at IMDb

"Dr. Strangelove: or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb" [1964]
Co-written & directed by Stanley Kubrick; starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott,
Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn & Slim Pickens; full credits at IMDb

"Fail Safe"
1962 film by Sidney Lumet: full credits at IMDb
2000 tv movie by Stephen Frears: full credits at IMDb

"The Hunt For Red October" [1990]: full credits at IMDb

"The Ipcress File" [1965]: full credits at IMDb

"The Looking Glass War" [1965]
Starring Ralph Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Pia Degermark & Susan George; full credits at IMDb

"The Manchurian Candidate"

1962 film by John Frankenheimer
full credits at IMDb; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)

2004 film by Jonathan Demme: full credits at IMDb

"The Missiles of October"

"Seven  Days  In  May"
[Paramount/Seven Arts Feb 1964]
Seven Days In May poster  After the U.S. President decides to sign a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, a Marine colonel discovers that the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs are plotting a coup d'etat to take over the government seven days hence. Directed by John Frankenheimer; script by Rod Serling, based on the novel {below}; starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Martin Balsam & Andrew Duggan
Warner widescreen b&w DVD [5/2000] for $17.99
Warner b&w VHS [6/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Seven Days In May novel  
based on the 1962 novel by Fletcher Knebel & Charles W. Bailey II
Bantam mass pb [6/79] out of print/used
Weidenfeld & Nicolson mass pb [1/63] out of print/used
Harper & Row hardcover [1/62] out of print/used

"The Spy Who Came In from The Cold" [1965]
full credits at IMDb

"Strategic Air Command" [1955]: full credits at IMDb
Directed by Anthony Mann; starring James Stewart & June Allyson

"Thirteen Days" [2000]: full credits at IMDb

"War Games" [M.G.M. 1983]
Matthew Broderick as a teenage video gamer who hacks into a military supercomputer
and comes close to starting World War III • full credits at IMDb

"War Games: The Dead Code" remake [2008 video release]: full credits at IMDb

Announced 6/2011: Seth Gordon will direct a remake of 1983's “War Games”;
in August, Noah Oppenheim signed to write the script

The  United  Nations  Police  Action  in  Korea

America got whupped by the evil Chine'e.

browse Korean War books on Amazon

Halberstam's Coldest Winter  
"The Coldest Winter: America and The Korean War" [2007]
by David Halberstam

Hyperion 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/2007] for $20.99

"The Bridges At Toko-Ri" [Paramount Dec 1954]
Based on the James A. Michener novel; starring William Holden, Grace Kelly,
Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, Keiko Awaji & Earl Holliman
video or DVDfull credits at IMDb

"Fixed Bayonets!" [1951]
Written & directed by Samuel Fuller; video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

"Inchon" [1981]
Starring Laurence Olivier {as Gen. Douglas MacArthur}, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune,
Richard Roundtree & David Janssen; video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

"M*A*S*H" [1970]
Directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt,
Sally Kellerman, Gary Burghoff, Rene Auberjonois & Robert Duvall; full credits at IMDb

"M*A*S*H" TV series [1972-83] /tt0068098/

"1950" [release 2013?]  
Announced 7/2011: Producers CJ E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment; Rob Cohen will direct;
the story of legendary New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins, who first had to overcome
sexism and bias in order to be able to cover the war on the frontlines in Korea; her dispatches while 'embedded'
with a U.S. Army platoon during the mass evacuation of hundreds of thousands of South Koreans in the face of
advancing Chinese & North Korean troops won her a Pulitzer Prizelatest info at IMDb

"Pork Chop Hill" [1959]
Directed by Lewis Milestone; starring Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino,
Rip Torn, George Peppard, Bob Steele & Woody Strode; full credits at IMDb

"Sayônara" [Warner Bros. Dec 1957]
Directed by Joshua Logan; based on the book by James A. Michener: starring Marlon Brando,
James Garner, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki & Red Buttons; full credits at IMDb

"The Steel Helmet" [1953]
Written & directed by Samuel Fuller; video/DVD not available; full credits at IMDb

World War II
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World War I
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The War Between the States
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The Revolutionary War & War of 1812
now on Page Three

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Wars in Ancient Times
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Miscellaneous Wars  &  Peacetime Military
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Collections  &  Docufilms

"Showbiz Goes To War"
documentary feature film [indep 1982]
Showbiz Goes To War documentary feature film  "A star-studded salute to our boys at war!" 90-minute documentary co-directed by Norman & Gail Gibson Sedawie; hosted by David Steinberg; archive footage featuring Bud Abbott, Dana Andrews, Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Robert Benchley, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Mel Blanc, Humphrey Bogart, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney, Gary Cooper, Lou Costello, Bing Crosby, Linda Darnell, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Betty Grable, Cary Grant, Alan Hale, Rita Hayworth, Adolf Hitler, Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Harry James, Van Johnson, Al Jolson, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Hedy Lamarr, Carole Lombard, Harpo Marx, Louis B. Mayer, Robert Mitchum, Harry Morgan, Margaret O'Brien, Tyrone Power, Martha Raye, Ronald Reagan, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell, Ann Sheridan, Phil Silvers, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, Lana Turner, and John Wayne
Focus Films color/b&w DVD [2/2001] out of prodn/used
Warner Home Video Late-Show color/b&w VHS [1998] for $47.89
full credits at IMDb

"Cinema  Combat:  Hollywood  Goes  To  War" [1998 TV]
Cinema Combat video  Directed by Edith Becker; narrated by Martin Sheen
Image Ent. DVD [5/2000] for $22.49
full credits from IMDb

"War and Civilization: Spanning Over 3,000 Years of History"
[The Learning Channel mini-series airdate Aug 1998]
Cronkite's War & Civilization  Directed by Stephen Trombley; hosted by Walter Cronkite
Koch Vision color DVD set [9/2007] 3 disks for $35.99
full credits from IMDb

"The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of The Politics of Fear"
[BBC2 documentary Aug 2004]
Power of Nightmares documentary from BBC  Written & directed by Adam Curtis; won Best Documentary
awards from B.A.F.T.A., D.G.G.B. & R.T.V.S.
BN Publng CD-ROM [9/2005] for $19.99
BN Publng video CD-ROM [11/2005] for $19.95
feature DVD [11/2005] for $39.99
full credits at IMDb; B.B.C. News webpage

"War  Classics  50  Movie  Pack" [2004]
50 War Classics Collection   Digital 1 Stop DVD [9/2004] 12 disks for $16.47
feature films include "The Adventures of Tartu", "The Avenger", "The Big Lift", "Blood On The Sun", "The Bushwackers", "Captain Scarlett", "The Devil’s Cavaliers", "Eagle In A Cage", "Escape From Angola", "Flying Blind", "Go For Broke", "Gung Ho", "Hell In Normandy", "Kansas Pacific", "The Last Chance", "The Mark of The Hawk", "The Proud and The Damned", "This Is The Army", "Three Came Home", "The Torch", "War Head" & "Yellowneck"; featured actors include Richard Arlen, James Cagney, Montgomery Clift, Claudette Colbert, Chuck Connors, Robert Donat, Sir John Gielgud, Paulette Goddard, Richard Greene, Sterling Hayden, John Ireland, David Janssen, Van Johnson, Sidney Poitier, Ronald Reagan, Steve Reeves & Randolph Scott; plus 28 documentaries including "The Memphis Belle"

"Voices In Wartime" [indep March 2005]
Voices in Wartime documentary  Written & directed by Rick King; based on the WWI poems of Wilfred Owen
Cinema Libre Studio color DVD [12/2005] for $21.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

companion book "Voices In Wartime: The Anthology" [2005]
Edited by Andrew Himes

Whit Press 9x7¼ pb [1/2005] for $17.95

"Why We Fight" [Sony/BBC/CBC documentary January 2006]
Why We Fight docu film  An examination of U.S. foreign policy and the importance of the military
in American life since Eisenhower.
Directed by Eugene Jarecki; won
Best Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2005
EDI Video color DVD [8/2005] for $10.99
full credits from IMDb; official website

"The Great Fox War Movies" [2006]
The Great Fox War Movies DVD set + book   Fox widescreen DVD set [12/2006] 6 disks + book for $62.99
includes "The Longest Day" [1962]; "Patton" [1970] {won 7 Oscars}
starring George C. Scott; and "Tora! Tora! Tora!" [1970]; plus a
hardcover companion book

"War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits
Keep Spinning Us To Death"
  [indep May 2007]
War Made Easy book & documentary film  Directed by Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp; narrated by Sean Penn,
featuring Norman Solomon
Disinformation widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"War Made Easy" book [2005] by Norman Solomon
Wiley & Sons 9x5½ pb [6/2006] for $10.17
Wiley & Sons 10¼x6¾ hardcover [6/2005] for $18.21

"Ultimate  War  Movie  DVD  Giftpack"  [2007]
Ultimate War Movie DVD Giftpack   M.G.M. color DVD box set [5/2007] 10 disks orig $64.99 - out of prodn/used
includes: Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" [1957]; "Run Silent, Run Deep" [1958] starring Clark Gable & Burt Lancaster; "Exodus" [1960]; "The Great Escape" [1963]; "633 Squadron" [1964]; "Zulu" [1964]; "The Devil's Brigade" [1968]; "The Battle of Britain" [1969]; Oliver Stone's "Platoon" [1986]; and "Flyboys" [2006]

"America: Stories of War" 36 DVD Collection [2008]
America Stories of War 36 DVD Collection in an ammo can   Mill Creek Ent. DVD set [10/2008] 36 disks - out of prodn/used
contains 49 feature films & 1 TV movies on 36 DVD disks in a tin replica ammo box: "Aerial Gunner" [1943] with Robert Mitchum; "Battle of Blood Island" [1960]; "The Battle of El Alamein" [Italy 1969]; "Battle of The Eagles" [Yugoslavia 1979]; "The Big Lift" [1950] starring Mont-gomery Clift; "Black Brigade" [1970 TV]; "Blood On The Sun" [1945] starring James Cagney & Sylvia Sidney; "Bombs Over Burma" [1942] starring Anna May Wong; "British Intelligence" [1940] starring Boris Karloff; "The Bushwhackers" [1951 Western]; "Commandos Strike At Dawn"
[1942] starring Paul Muni; "Corregidor" [1943]; "The Dawn Express" [1942]; "Desert Commandos" [Italy 1967]; "Drums In The Deep South"
[1951] set in the U.S. Civil War, directed by William Cameron Menzies; "Eagle In A Cage" [1972] set in Napoleanic Era, starring John Gielgud &
Ralph Richardson; "Go For Broke!" [1951] starring Van Johnson; "Gung Ho!" [1943] starring Randolph Scott, Noah Beery Jr. & Robert Mitchum; "Hearts In Bondage"
[1936] about U.S. Civil War Navy ironclads, directed by Lew Ayres; "Hell In Normandy" [Italy 1968] starring Guy Madison; "Hitler's S.S." [1985 TV]; "Identity Unknown" [1945]; "The Immortal Battalion" [1944] directed by Carol Reed, starring David Niven & Stanley Holloway; "Iron Angel" [1964] set in Korea; "Kansas Pacific"
[1953 Western]; "Lady From Chungking" [1942] starring Anna May Wong; award-winner "The Last Chance" [Swiss 1945]; "The Marines Are Coming" [1934]; "The Mark of The Hawk" [1957] set in Africa, starring Sidney Poitier & Eartha Kitt; "Minesweeper" [1943]; "Mutiny" [1952] during the War of 1812, directed by Edward Dmytryk; "The Navy Way" [1944]; "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" [1942] directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger; "Outpost In Morocco" [Hal Roach 1949] about the Foreign Legion, starring George Raft; "Pacific Inferno" [1979 ] starring Jim Brown; "The Proud and The Damned" [1972] Western set during the U.S. Civil War, starring Chuck Connors; "Sabotage Agent" [1943] starring Robert Donat; "Spitfire" [1942] directed by & starring Leslie Howard, also starring David Niven; "The Steel Claw" [1961] directed by & starring George Montgomery; "Submarine Alert" [1943]; "Submarine Base" [1943]; "Sun-down" [1941] starring Gene Tierney; "Then There Were Three" [1961]; "They Raid By Night" [1942]; "This Is The Army" [1943] Irving Berlin musical, directed by Michael Curtiz; "Three Came Home" [1950] directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Claudette Colbert; "The Torch" [Eagle-Lion 1950] set during the Mexican Revolution, directed by Emilio Fernández, starring Paulette Goddard & Gilbert Roland; "War Devils" [Italy 1969] starring Guy Madison; "War Head (Operation SNAFU)" [1961] starring Sean Connery & Stanley Holloway; and "Yellowneck"
[1955] set during the U.S. Civil War

"Warner Brothers and The Homefront Collection" [2008]
Warner Brothers and The Homefront Collection DVD box set   Warner Home Video DVD set [11/2008] 3 disks for $15.81
contains 3 feature films: "This Is The Army" [1943] Irving Berlin musical, directed by Michael Curtiz; "Thank Your Lucky Stars" [1943] starring Eddie Cantor, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Edward Everett Horton, S.Z. Sakall & the Spike Jones band, with cameos by dozens of Warner stars; and "Hollywood Canteen" [1944] starring Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, Joan Leslie, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis & John Garfield, with cameos by dozens of Warner stars; extras include commentary, outtakes, trailers, vintage newsreel, 3 musical shorts, 4 'patriotic' shorts, 5 color cartoons, radio drama broadcast, plus then-new documentary "Warner At War" narrated by Steven Spielberg

"Warner At War" TV documentary [video release Nov 2008]
47-minute docufilm co-produced, written & directed by Constantine Nasr; narrated by Steven Spielberg; with archive footage of
Jack Benny, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Bette Davis, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Errol Flynn,
John Garfield, Josef Goebbels, Cary Grant, Adolf Hitler, Walter Huston, Ronald Reagan, Roy Rogers, Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
Joseph Stalin, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart, and Jack L. Warner • full credits at IMDb

"Hollywood Goes To War" DVD Box Set [2011]
Hollywood Goes To War DVD box set from National Archives & Topics Ent.  National Archives & Topics Ent. DVD set [11/2011] 18 disks for $53.99
contains 46 films from the U.S. National Archives covering World War II, Korea & VietNam, featuring seven Academy Award winners; Hollywood actors include Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Ronald Reagan, Ginger Rogers, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne & Orson Welles; directors include John Ford & William Wyler; featured rare films include "Let There Be Light" [1946] by John Huston, "December 7th" [1943] directed by John Ford, and "This Is Korea!" [1951] directed by John Ford

"How To Start A Revolution" [indep Feb 2012]
'How to Start a Revolution' biopic about Gene Sharp  "The story of the power of people to change their world, of the modern revolution, and of
the man behind it all."
• Written & directed by Ruaridh Arrow; featuring Robert Helvey,
Jamila Raqib & Gene Sharp; film won BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award
available at A.E.I. website as digital download for $4.99 & DVD for $19.95
Amazon Instant Video [2012] currently not available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Dr. Gene Sharp [1928-2018] entry at Wikipedia

"Veterans Day 11.11.11" [indep May 2012]
documentary feature "V-Day 11.11.11"  A one-hour forty-minute documentary honoring the service of military personnel that weaves together stories of fifteen veterans, from the terrible impact of the Civil War to modern-day conflicts in the Middle East • Co-produced & written by Patrick Woodard; directed by John C.P. Goheen
DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDbofficial movie site {given up}
aired Nov 2012 on Rocky Mountain P.B.S preceded with interview of the producers
watch broadcast [1:56:02] online

Books  About  War  Films

Star-Spangled Screen   "The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film" [1985]
by Bernard F. Dick

Univ Press of KY 9x6 pb [12/96] for $22.00
Univ Press of KY 9¾x6½ hardcover [8/85] out of print/used
WWII Combat Film / Genre   "The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of A Genre" [1986]
by Jeanine Basinger, with Jeremy Arnold

Wesleyan Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2003] for $16.47
Columbia Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/86] out of print/used
Wartime American Animated Short Films   "Doing Their Bit: Wartime American Animated Short Films,
1939–1945" [1987] by Michael S. Shull & David E. Wilt

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [4/2004] for $38.50
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [10/87] out of print/used
Hollywood Goes to War   "Hollywood Goes To War: How Politics, Profits & Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies" [1988]
by Clayton R. Koppes & Gregory D. Black

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [9/90] for $24.95
I.B. Tauris hardcover [8/2000] out of print/rare
I.B. Tauris hardcover [1/88] out of print/used
Great Combat Pictures book by James Robert Parish   "The Great Combat Pictures: Twentieth-Century Warfare On The Screen"
[1990] by James Robert Parish

Scarecrow Press 9x6½ hardcover [9/90] for $74.80
Celluloid Wars  "Celluloid Wars: A Guide To Film & The American Experience of War"
[1992] by Frank J. Wetta & Stephen J. Curley

Greenwood Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/92] for $89.95
Brassey's Guide to War Films   "Brassey's Guide To War Films" [2000]
by Alun Evans

Potomoc Books 12x9 pb [7/2000] for $12.21
War Movie Posters   "War Movie Posters: Illustrated History of Movies Through Posters"
[2001] by Bruce Hershenson

self-published 11x8¾ pb [1/2001] for $13.60
Life Magazine - Power & Glory  "The Power and The Glory: An Illustrated History of The U.S. Military"
[2002] from the Editors of LIFE Magazine

Life Magazine 11¼x9 hardcover [9/2002] out of print/40+ used
Time Goes to War package   "Time Goes to War" package [2002] from the Editors of TIME Magazine
includes book, Life 22 Dec 1941 issue reprint & 28-issue subscription to TIME
Time, Inc. 13x11¼ hardcover & magazines [11/2002] for $29.95
Encyclopedia of War Movies   "The Encyclopedia of War Movies: A Complete Guide To Movies About Wars of The 20th Century" [2003]
by Robert R. Davenport

Checkmark 10¾x8½ pb [10/2003] for $16.97
Facts on File 11½x8½ hardcover [2/2004] for $75.00
Classic War Videos   "War Movies: The Belle & Blade Guide To Classic War Videos" [2004]
by Gary Freitas

Robert D. Reed Publrs 9x6¼ pb [1/2004] for $0.00
Operation Hollywood  "Operation Hollywood: How The Pentagon Shapes & Censors The Movies"
[2004] by David L. Robb

Prometheus 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2004] for $17.64
The War Film  "The War Film" [2004]
Edited by Robert Eberwein

Rutgers Univ Press 10x7 pb [11/2004] for $22.95
Rutgers Univ Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [11/2004] for $62.00
Hollywood War Machine  "The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism & Popular Culture" [2006]
by Carl Boggs & Tom Pollard

Paradigm pb [9/2006] for $16.47
Paradigm hardcover [9/2006] for $60.00
publisher book page
Hollywood & War Film Reader  "Hollywood and War: The Film Reader" [2006]
Edited by J. David Slocum

Routledge 9x6 pb [10/2006] for $33.95
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $125.00
Russian War Films book by Denise J. Youngblood   Russian War Films: On The Cinema Front, 1914-2005 [2006]
by Denise J. Youngblood

Univ Press of Kansas9¼x6¼ pb [11/2006] for $27.96
101 War Movies book edited by Steven Jay Schneider   "101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die" [2009]
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider

Barron's Educational Series 6x5 pb [10/2009] out of print/many used
Barron's Educational Series 6x4¾ pb [10/2009] out of print/used
War Films book by James Clarke   "War Films" [2010] by James Clarke
Virgin Film 9¼x6 pb [6/2010] for $24.95

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