Remembering Remembrance Day.

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The day is November 11th, Remembrance Day. It’s a day to reflect and think about all of those fine young (and some old) men and women who fought (and died) for our freedom against the evil forces that be. There are still lots of wars raging around the planet but today most seem to be fought for different, nefarious reasons. I’m not going to go into any type of rant against the military industrial complex or just how damn lucky we are to live in this amazing part of the world. I’m here to recommend some films that shed light on what many had to go through in battle and during wartime throughout various times in history. In no particular order (except alphabetical) here’s a sampling of Black Dog’s favourites:

All Quiet on the Western Front

Apocalypse Now

Army of Shadows

Au Revior Les Enfants

Best Years of Our Lives

Black Book

The Big Red One

Born on the Fourth of July

Bridge on the River Kwai

Casablanca

Casualties of War

Come and See

Das Boot

The Deer Hunter

The Dirty Dozen

Downfall

Dr. Strangleove

Forbidden Games

Full Metal Jacket

Fury

Gallipoli

Germany Year Zero

Glory

The Grand Illusion

The Great Escape

Inglorious Basterds

Ivan’s Childhood

Letters From Iwo Jima

MASH

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

Night of the Shooting Stars

Paisan

Paths of Glory

Patton

The Pianist

Platoon

Rome, Open City

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List

Thin Red Line

The Tin Drum

Three Kings

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