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Black Hawk down : a story of modern war

by:Bowden, Mark, 1951-

An operation to abduct a Somali warlord in 1993 Mogadishu leaves 18 Americans dead, 70 wounded and several helicopters destroyed. Filled with imagery--a Somali gunman attacks, riding a cow, a gunwoman fights with a baby on her arm--the book is based on interviews with participants on both sides. The testimony illustrates the military's arrogance and the hate it engendered in the population. By a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, author of Bringing the Heat.

Editions:185  Date:1999 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):History, Drama, War films, War films, Feature films

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Casablanca

by:Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Editions:533  Date:1924 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, History, War films, War films

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Gone with the Wind

by:Fleming, Victor (1883-1949)

Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards, and its immortal characters Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Prissy populate an epic story of enduring appeal across generations.

Editions:346  Date:0999 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: G.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, War films

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Letters from Iwo Jima

by:Eastwood, Clint, 1930-

The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war.

Editions:233  Date:2006 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for scenes of graphic war violence & carnage and for language.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, War films, Feature films, War films

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Saving Private Ryan

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Editions:235  Date:1995 - 2014  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, War films

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All quiet on the western front

by:Milestone, Lewis, 1895-1980

"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." Title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Ba╠łumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty.

Editions:263  Date:1929 - 2014  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, Film adaptations

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Platoon

by:Stone, Oliver

Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.

Editions:281  Date:1966 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, War films, Feature films, War films

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Glory

by:Zwick, Edward

Based on the true story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.

Editions:148  Date:1983 - 2013  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, War films, War films

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

by:Lean, David, 1908-1991

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

Editions:176  Date:1957 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, History

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Patton

by:Schaffner, Franklin J.

Story of General Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department.

Editions:207  Date:1969 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, Biographical films

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