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Michael Caine Became a Staple of the War Movie Genre With These Releases

Ryan McLachlan
Michael Caine as Lt. Gonville Bromhead in 'Zulu' + Michael Caine as Lt. Col. John O.E. Vandeleur in 'A Bridge Too Far'

Sir Michael Caine is a legend of the silver screen, with many of his appearances being in war- and military-related movies. He began acting in…

US Army Armor Officer and Commander Nicholas Moran Rates Popular Tank Battle Scenes

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'All Quiet on the Western Front' + Still from 'Fury'

It might be surprising to some, but tanks have become pretty commonplace in Hollywood productions. We’re not just talking about war and military films, but…

Ex-Submarine Commander David Marquet Rates Naval Scenes from Popular Movies

Ryan McLachlan
Erwin Leder as Obermaschinist Johann in 'Das Boot' + Sean Connery as Capt. Marko Ramius in 'The Hunt for Red October' + Capt. David Marquet saluting in uniform

Some of the most exciting war films ever made revolve around submarines. In an interview with Insider, retired American Submarine Commander Capt. David Marquet rates…

Canadian National Vimy Memorial Vandalized in France

Close-up of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France has been vandalized. The monument, dedicated to the Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers who lost their lives during the…

Tom Hanks Fired An Actor from ‘Band of Brothers’ Because He Had ‘Dead Eyes’

Clare Fitzgerald
Still from 'Band of Brothers' + Tom Hanks wearing a suit + Connor Ratliff speaking into a microphone

Band of Brothers (2001) is one of the best miniseries ever released. Depicting the World War II-era service of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment,…

‘1917’ Producer Bringing Story of Polish Hero Witold Pilecki to the Big Screen

Military portrait of Witold Pilecki

The World War II-era heroics of Witold Pilecki are slated to be depicted on the big screen, thanks to the producer of the 2019 film,…

Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Crimson Tide’

Ryan McLachlan
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman as Lt. Cmdr. Ron Hunter, Executive Officer and Capt. Frank Ramsey, Commanding Officer in 'Crimson Tide'

Crimson Tide (1995) is an American submarine thriller directed by Tony Scott and starring actors Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. The film masterfully combines suspenseful…

The Tank Museum Raffling Off Ride In Tiger 131

Tiger 131 driving along a dirt course

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom is offering military history fans the incredible opportunity of riding in the only running German Tiger I tank,…

Victory Markings Were Used By Pilots To Show Wins Against the Enemy

Pilot standing in the cockpit of the Martin B-26 Marauder 'Half & Half'

It’s undeniable that aerial combat played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of numerous battles during World War II. The skies were dominated by…

Jamaicans Made Up Over Half of the Caribbean’s RAF Volunteers During WWII

Jamaican air gunner in the cockpit of an Army Cooperation Command aircraft

People from all walks of life came together to fight during World War II, defending their countries and upholding the values of freedom and democracy.…

Temporary Graves Were Erected In WWII to Lay to Rest Those Who Died In Battle

British soldiers traveling past a makeshift German grave in Normandy

The Second World War claimed the lives of millions of servicemen from various nations. As the conflict raged on multiple fronts, the need to bury…

Royal Air Force Airmen Underwent Intense Training Before Taking to the Skies for Missions

Two Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots training on how to shoot down enemy pilots in the air

The Royal Air Force (RAF) played a critical role in the Allied victory during World War II. Behind the courageous pilots who took to the…