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Subject: World War II

By Western reckoning, this epic war took place between 1939 and 1945, though it does include the Sino-Japanese war that began in 1937 and was more than The Hitler Channel.

49th Parallel (The Invaders)

  • Director: Michael Powell
  • Release Date: 1941
  • Production Country: United Kingdom

When their U-boat is sunk in Hudson's Bay, three German soldiers flee across the Canadian countryside, desperate to reach safety in neutral territory: the United States.

A Bridge Too Far

  • Director: Richard Attenborough
  • Release Date: 1977
  • Production Country: United States, United Kingdom

Sent to execute a complex and dangerous mission involving blowing up a number of bridges, the British commander of the Allied forces must deal with logistical nightmares and strategic defeats, complications about which his commanders had been warned before the mission was launched, but through which he now must accomplish his task and get his men home safely.

A Yank in the R.A.F. (The Eagle Flies Again)

  • Director: Henry King
  • Release Date: 1941
  • Production Country: United States

Ace pilot Tim Baker takes a job ferrying newly made bombers from the U.S. to Britain, where he runs into his old girlfriend who, because of her belief in the necessity to fight Hitler, has joined up as a nurse in the British forces. Wanting to impress her, Tim joins the Royal Air Force, where he gradually begins to understand, after several missions, what the war is all about.

Action in Arabia

  • Director: Léonide Moguy
  • Release Date: 1944
  • Production Country: United States

An American reporter in Damascus, while seeking information about his friend's murder, manages to fend off 'dangerous women' and 'sinister Arabs,' and to foil a Nazi plot to unite the Arab tribes against Allied interests.

Aimée & Jaguar

  • Director: Max Färberböck
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Production Country: Germany

Left behind in Berlin with the children when her husband goes to war, Lily is not adverse to entertaining the occasional gentleman in her flat, but it isn't until she meets the lovely and intriguing journalist Felice that Lily discovers just how passionate and consuming love can be; however, the one secret Felice keeps from Lily is the one that will eventually destroy their happiness.

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