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British WW2 films

by Edna Sweetlove
Please note that there are almost NO decent ones made after 1960. Any additional suggestions are welcome, however. Almost-includeds: Night Train to Munich (1940) Dangerous Moonlight (1941) The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) This Happy Breed (1944) I See a Dark Stranger (1946) The Glass Mountain (1949) The Sound Barrier (1952) The Hill (1965) Triple Cross (1966) Don’t Look Now – We’re Being Shot At (1966) Night of the Generals (1967) Cross of Iron (1977) Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) Charlotte Gray (2001) US-UK coproductions not to be included: Flying Fortress (1942) Yellow Canary (1943) Tunisian Victory (1944) The True Glory… Read more

Please note that there are almost NO decent ones made after 1960. Any additional suggestions are welcome, however.

Almost-includeds:
Night Train to Munich (1940)
Dangerous Moonlight (1941)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
This Happy Breed (1944)
I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
The Glass Mountain (1949)
The Sound Barrier (1952)
The Hill (1965)
Triple Cross (1966)
Don’t Look Now – We’re Being Shot At (1966)
Night of the Generals (1967)
Cross of Iron (1977)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Charlotte Gray (2001)

US-UK coproductions not to be included:
Flying Fortress (1942)
Yellow Canary (1943)
Tunisian Victory (1944)
The True Glory (1945)
Single-Handed (1953)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1958) more British than some which have made Edna’s list (e.g. Heroes of Telemark) but made with US dosh.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
633 Squadron (1964)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Yanks (1979)
Hanover Street (1979)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Hope and Glory (1987)
Memphis Belle (1990)
The English Patient (1996)
Enigma (2001)
Conspiracy (2001)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Atonement (2007)
Into the Storm (2009)
Fury (2014)
Dunkirk (2017)

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