After seeing the superb Dunkirk last week, it got me thinking about what other depictions there had been of World War 2. There are some pretty famous ones I’ve left out, which you’re more than welcome to mention in the comments section. I wanted a wide range that covered different aspects of the war. Fighting on the ground, being under attack under water, aerial warfare, resistance fighters and the struggle within concentration camps among them. See how many you can get. A bonus point if you can guess my favourite among them.
All kinds of incredible films have been made since the use of colour, a device which slowly came to be understood in the 1930s. But even some modern directors have realised the inherent magic of black and white. Here are six from my lifetime. See how well you do, and as ever, feel free to offer your score or comment on the choices.