From the blood-stained beaches of Dunkirk to the terror of young aircraft pilots in the depths of war, through to a case of mistaken identity in the German POW camps. From a quiet English village on alert of the arrival of the enemy to the life of an RAF fighter station during the Battle of Britain. Featuring outstanding performances from acting greats such as John Mills and Malcom McDowell, these five classic war films are tales of survival, resolve and bravery. DUNKIRK Dunkirk follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and Allied troops from Nazi-occupied France. Starring John Mills. ACES HIGH New air force recruit Peter Firth takes an instant dislike to his embittered squadron leader, Malcolm McDowell. But as the young pilot experiences the tensions and stresses of warfare, his dislike turns to admiration. WENT THE DAY WELL? A rare foray into darker material by Ealing Studios, Alberto Cavalcanti's film tells the story of a quiet English village, infiltrated by German soldiers masquerading as British troops, leaving the plucky villagers to uncover the plot and fight back. THE CAPTIVE HEART WW2 drama based on a true story about a Czech Captain (Michael Redgrave) who to conceal his identity, pretends to be a dead British officer. After being thrown into a German POW camp the other inmates begin to doubt his story and he must do all he can to convince them he's not a spy. ANGELS ONE FIVE The Battle of Britain as seen through the eyes of the operations room of a Kent fighter station during the summer of 1940. A young, inexperienced pilot has trouble settling into squadron life.

The War Collection: Volume 2

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Number of Discs
5
Release Date
14/12/2020
Studio
StudioCanal
format
DVD / Box Set
Duration
517
Certificate UK
PG

From the blood-stained beaches of Dunkirk to the terror of young aircraft pilots in the depths of war, through to a case of mistaken identity in the German POW camps. From a quiet English village on alert of the arrival of the enemy to the life of an RAF fighter station during the Battle of Britain. Featuring outstanding performances from acting greats such as John Mills and Malcom McDowell, these five classic war films are tales of survival, resolve and bravery. DUNKIRK Dunkirk follows the dramatic events leading up to Operation Dynamo, where the British Army attempted to rescue fellow soldiers and Allied troops from Nazi-occupied France. Starring John Mills. ACES HIGH New air force recruit Peter Firth takes an instant dislike to his embittered squadron leader, Malcolm McDowell. But as the young pilot experiences the tensions and stresses of warfare, his dislike turns to admiration. WENT THE DAY WELL? A rare foray into darker material by Ealing Studios, Alberto Cavalcanti's film tells the story of a quiet English village, infiltrated by German soldiers masquerading as British troops, leaving the plucky villagers to uncover the plot and fight back. THE CAPTIVE HEART WW2 drama based on a true story about a Czech Captain (Michael Redgrave) who to conceal his identity, pretends to be a dead British officer. After being thrown into a German POW camp the other inmates begin to doubt his story and he must do all he can to convince them he's not a spy. ANGELS ONE FIVE The Battle of Britain as seen through the eyes of the operations room of a Kent fighter station during the summer of 1940. A young, inexperienced pilot has trouble settling into squadron life.

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Director: Leslie Norman
Director: Jack Gold
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Director: Basil Dearden
Director: George More O'Ferrall
Producer: Michael Balcon
Producer: Benjamin Fisz
Producer: John W. Gossage
Writer: David Divine
Writer: W.P. Lipscomb
Writer: Howard Barker
Writer: John Dighton
Writer: Angus MacPhail
Writer: Diana Morgan
Writer: Guy Morgan
Writer: Derek N. Twist
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Music: Richard Hartley
Music: William Walton
Music: Alan Rawsthorne
Cinematographer: Paul Beeson
Cinematographer: Gerry Fisher
Cinematographer: Wilkie Cooper
Cinematographer: Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer: Christopher Challis
Actor: John Mills
Actor: Richard Attenborough
Actor: Bernard Lee
Actor: Malcolm McDowell
Actor: Christopher Plummer
Actor: Peter Firth
Actor: John Gielgud
Actor: Elizabeth Allan
Actor: Leslie Banks
Actor: Michael Redgrave
Actor: Rachel Kempson
Actor: Jack Hawkins
Actor: Michael Denison

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
The War Collection: Volume 2|John Mills
Alternative Title
Dunkirk/Aces High/Went the Day Well?/The Captive Heart/Angels...
Colour
Col & B/W
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, HardofHearingSubtitles:English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
OPTD4384

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