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Subject: World War I

The first truly world war is narrowly defined as being between the years of 1914 and 1918 and has produced legendary tales that grew out of its horrors and its triumphs.


  • Director: Özhan Eren, Murat Saraçoglu
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Production Country: Turkey

It is winter in the Caucasus Mountains, and the only people left in a village able to carry aid to besieged Ottoman soldiers are the children.

A Farewell to Arms

  • Director: Frank Borzage
  • Release Date: 1932
  • Production Country: United States

Frederick Henry and Catherine, the army nurse who took care of him, have become lovers, but when he returns to the front amidst a misunderstanding between them, Henry begins marking time until he is free to search for the woman he has never stopped loving.

All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Director: Lewis Milestone
  • Release Date: 1930
  • Production Country: United States

Young German boys are recruited to fight for the glory of the Fatherland, but once they arrive at the front, their experiences prove that warfare is anything but glorious.


  • Director: Pino Amenta, John Dixon, George Miller
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Production Country: Australia

After war is declared, a dozen young men in Australia are recruited for the army. Brought together in boot camp, the young men eventually ship out for war, together facing battle, loss, and victory—for those who survive.

Arsenal (January Uprising in Kiev in 1918)

  • Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
  • Release Date: 1929
  • Production Country: Soviet Union

The Russian Empire is disintegrating and the Bolsheviks are everywhere, including in the newly declared Ukrainian state. Former soldier-turned-revolutionary Tymosh and his troops have set up their headquarters at the arsenal in Kiev and stand ready to take on the military and any others who might stand in the way of the people's victory in Ukraine.

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