Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Great Scenes from Great Great War Movies

Sergeant York

York Shares His Reservations About Killing with His Officers

Dawn Patrol

"Hurrah for the Next Man to Die!"

The Big Parade

To the Front

A Very Long Engagement

Over the Top

Lawrence of Arabia

Confrontation at the Watering Hole

Oh, What a Lovely War!

Trapped in No Man's Land

Paths of Glory

Execution of the Selected

All Quiet on the Western Front

Kat Consoles Paul


  1. These bring back so many memories--and make me want to watch them all again. Thank you!

  2. Another Great film was Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion". Some of the scenes when the German CO of the Prison camp reveals the loneliness of command are very moving.

    And "Wings" - the scenes when the returning hero visits the parents of his comrade.

    But please, not "Hell's Angels" - dreadful film; the original Blockbuster. Mae West is worth seeing though....

  3. These all have great cinema photography. But for shear power J'accuse that used real soldiers from the horrors of the front for filming and THEN had them return to the front... back to the horrors after playing ghosts... It just can't be passed up.