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When Eagles Dared : The Filmgoers' History of World War II

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When Eagles Dared tells the stories of the historical events of World War II and the films that have depicted these events on cinema screens, presenting a guide to history through cinema that compares the cinematic myth with the historical reality. Illustrated with rare posters and stills, it gives a unique view of this war through the lenses of over 50 diverse films including Downfall, Patton, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Anzio, The Thin Red Line, Letters from Iwo Jima, Stalingrad, Battle of the Bulge, Cross of Iron, and A Bridge Too Far. Events discussed include the war in the skies (Battle of Britain and The Dambusters), the sea (Sink the Bismarck!), and the North African desert (The Battle of El Alamein and Tobruk). There are "special mission" movies, including Where Eagles Dare and Inglourious Basterds, classic tales of ingenuity (The Great Escape), and human endurance (The Bridge on the River Kwai).show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 1,315.41g
  • I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • I.B.Tauris
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 integrated bw illustrations
  • 1848856504
  • 9781848856509
  • 833,930

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"Hughes is a fan and his enthusiasm, as well as his research, shines through." -- Keith Richmond, "Tribune Magazine "(UK)"" Praise for "Stagecoach to Tombstone" "Written with panache and fresh insight . . . buy it!" --Dave Worrall, "Cinema Retro" "A deftly written collection of essays, full of fascinating insight, this will be a must for fellow travellers on the sagebrush trail." --Howard Maxford, "Film Review" "Hold your horses for next month's release of "Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoer's Guide to Great""Westerns," author Howard Hughes' detailed tome on 27 classic films." --Newsday.com *Hughes is a fan and his enthusiasm, as well as his research, shines through.* -- Keith Richmond, Tribune Magazine (UK) Praise for Stagecoach to Tombstone *Written with panache and fresh insight . . . buy it!* --Dave Worrall, Cinema Retro *A deftly written collection of essays, full of fascinating insight, this will be a must for fellow travellers on the sagebrush trail.* --Howard Maxford, Film Review *Hold your horses for next month's release of Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoer's Guide to Great Westerns, author Howard Hughes' detailed tome on 27 classic films.* --Newsday.comshow more

About Howard Hughes

Filmwriter Howard Hughes is the author of Aim for the Heart: The Films of Clint Eastwood and of the Filmgoers' Guides: Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Westerns; Crime Wave: The Filmgoers' Guide to the Great Crime Movies; and Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide to Spaghetti Westerns. Currently Hughes resides in Huntington, UK.show more

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