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‘The Battle of Algiers’ Is So Realistic That Guerrilla Groups Took Training Notes From It

Samantha Franco
French paratroopers marching along a street + Close-up of a man's face

The Battle of Algiers (1966) is a powerful and provocative film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. It covers the Algerian struggle for independence from French colonial…

The ‘M*A*S*H’ Death That Stunned America

Cast of 'M*A*S*H'

In an episode titled “Abyssinia, Henry,” the producers of M*A*S*H (1972-83) decided that McLean Stevenson’s character, Henry Blake, was to depart from the show. It…

Yousuf Sediq: The Afghan Interpreter and Special Forces Operator Who Fought Against the Taliban

US Army soldiers shielding their eyes from sand and debris

Over the course of the War in Afghanistan, between 50,000 and 76,000 Afghan interpreters worked alongside the American and coalition forces. They all risked their…

The Many Incredible War Movies of Donald Sutherland

Rosemary Giles
Donald Sutherland as Sgt. Oddball in 'Kelly's Heroes' + Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland as Capt. John Francis "Trapper John" McIntyre and Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce Jr. in 'M*A*S*H' + Donald Sutherland dressed in a suit

Needless to say, Donald Sutherland has had an incredible Hollywood career. He entered the industry in the 1960s with small roles in a few British…

Alan Alda and Jamie Farr – The ‘M*A*S*H’ Stars Who Earned Their Stripes In Korea

Samantha Franco
Cast of 'M*A*S*H'

M*A*S*H (1972-83) centers around the Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals during the Korean War. Although the television show is based on fictional characters, a lot of…

The Best War-Themed Historical Fiction Films Ever Released

Samantha Franco
Tom Hanks as Capt. John H. Miller in 'Saving Private Ryan' + Felix Kammerer as Paul Bäumer in 'All Quiet on the Wester Front' + Brad Pitt as Achilles in 'Troy'

History is full of incredible war stories that Hollywood has beautifully reimagined for the silver screen. However, directors will sometimes tweak facts here and there,…

Bruce Willis’ Film ‘Tears of the Sun’ Gave Post-9/11 America An Important Moral Message

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'Tears of the Sun'

US Navy SEALs are infamous special operators. It’s fitting, then, that they’ve been the subject of numerous films, among them 2003’s Tears of the Sun.…

Following A Prior Insult, John Wayne Punished Darryl Zanuck While Filming ‘The Longest Day’

Rosemary Giles
Still from 'The Longest Day'

Filmed in the 1960s, The Longest Day is still considered one of the best war movies of all time. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing…

Did the US Government’s Nuclear Testing Lead the Cast and Crew of ‘The Conqueror’ to Develop Cancer?

John Wayne and Susan Hayward as Genghis Khan and Bortai in 'The Conqueror'

John Wayne was one the most famous stars of Vintage Hollywood, but even he chose roles in movies that wound up being panned by critics.…

US Army Mascot: Mules, Machine Guns and Mischief

Rosemary Giles
US Military Academy West Point mule mascot standing among a crowd of cadets

Nothing screams team pride quite like a mascot. Even outside of athletics, many organizations usually adopt one as a symbol of good luck. The US…

Fouled Anchor: What Does the Navy Chief Anchor Mean?

Samantha Franco
CPO. Kalaw standing with his arms crossed + Fouled anchor emblem

The fouled anchor is a symbol most associated with the US Navy. The term “foul” generally refers to something that’s wrong or difficult. However, its…

The Most Historically Accurate War Movies Ever Released

Rosemary Giles
Promotional poster for 'Saving Private Ryan' + Promotional poster for 'Platoon'

There’s nothing quite like a good war film, with over-the-top explosions and lifelike special effects. While a popular genre, there are some releases that stand…