The Think Defence Top 20 British War Film Countdown
Chosen not on their artistic merit, historical accuracy or 100% Britishness but just because I think they are great and well worth a watch.
And so on to the Top 10, as chosen by me!
Details - Where Eagles Dare
Release Date; Wed Mar 12 1969
IMDB Rating; 7.6
Runtime (Runtime in minutes); 158
Tagline (Branding slogan); They look like Nazis but . . . The Major is British . . . The Lieutenant is American . . . The Beautiful Frauleins are Allied Agents!
During World War II, seven Allied agents are selected to rescue an American general from the impenetrable German fortress Schloss Adler. In charge of the team is British Major Smith (Richard Burton), with American Lieutenant Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) as second in command.
Parachuting into the enemy territory in German uniforms, the squad discover one of their number dead on arrival, and Smith suspects that he may have a traitor amongst his unit.
Alistair Maclean wrote the screenplay and the film is reported to be amongst director Quentin Tarantino’s favourites.
A video about the locations used
Watch it because…
Forget the historical errors
Where else are you going to hear…