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My Mother & Other Strangers (DVD): Hattie Morahan, Aaron Staton, Owen McDonnell, Eileen O'Higgins My Mother & Other Strangers (DVD)
Hattie Morahan, Aaron Staton, Owen McDonnell, Eileen O'Higgins 1
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Historical television drama set in rural Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

The Coyne family - English wife Rose to Irish husband Michael and their three children - live in the quiet town of Moybeg. Being from London and having not lost her accent, Rose is the only person who feels somewhat a stranger in the town. But this all changes when several thousand American military personnel arrive at the newly established airbase. Suddenly there are a great deal more strangers than anyone in Moybeg is used to, and one in particular catches the attention of Rose: Captain Ronald Dreyfuss.

He and Rose spend considerable time together since Rose is forced into mediating between the Americans and the townsfolk, and she must quickly decide whether this romance is worth the cost.

Overlord - The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray disc): Nicholas Ball, Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Julie Neesam Overlord - The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray disc)
Nicholas Ball, Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Julie Neesam; Contributions by Stuart Cooper, …
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stuart Cooper directs this story of an eighteen-year old boy who is called up into service in early 1944 and subsequently killed in the D-Day landings. Interspersed with actual news footage, this war drama stars Brian Stirner, Nicholas Ball, Davyd Harries and Julie Neesam.

The Submarines of World War II - The Silent Service (DVD): The Submarines of World War II - The Silent Service (DVD)
R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Military History Channel series which explores the vital role played by US Navy submarines in World War II. Whether battling the Japanese in the Pacific or the Germans in the Atlantic, US submarines were involved in the thick of the war. This series explores the operation and design of the various submarines used, as well as looking at the existence of men who lived in an enclosed space underwater for prolonged periods of time.

Suite Franšaise (English, German, DVD): Margot Robbie, Sam Riley, Matthias Schoenaerts, Harriet Walter, Kristin Scott Thomas,... Suite Franšaise (English, German, DVD)
Margot Robbie, Sam Riley, Matthias Schoenaerts, Harriet Walter, Kristin Scott Thomas, … 1
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Romantic drama set during World War II. In the early days of Nazi-occupied France, Lucile (Michelle Williams) waits to hear of news from her captive husband, whilst staying in the house of her overpowering mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas). But as refugees fleeing Paris begin to arrive in the town, they are soon followed by German officers who take up posts and residence in the locals' homes. At first Lucile tries to avoid all attempts at contact with Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), their resident officer, but she is won over by the charming German and together the pair must face the repercussions of the inevitably engulfing war.

The Eagle Has Landed (DVD): Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh,... The Eagle Has Landed (DVD)
Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Anthony Quayle, …
R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Sturges' adaptation of Jack Higgins' semi-factual novel using an all-star cast. In 1943, a group of Nazi soldiers parachute into Norfolk and infiltrate a small village near the holiday retreat of Winston Churchill. Their plan is to assassinate the British Prime Minister but the villagers are not without initiative and, as their plans get protracted, they find themselves facing moral and practical dilemmas.

School for Secrets (DVD): Ralph Richardson, John Laurie, Joan Haythorne, Raymond Huntley, Ernest Jay, Norman Webb, Finlay... School for Secrets (DVD)
Ralph Richardson, John Laurie, Joan Haythorne, Raymond Huntley, Ernest Jay, … 1
R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peter Ustinov writes and directs this wartime drama following the British scientists who developed the first radar system. Led by Professor Heatherville (Ralph Richardson), five research scientists are required to work in total secrecy to develop the vital navigational tool. As war breaks out across Europe the scientists are moved and housed together to accelerate the key breakthrough required to begin mass development of the pioneering system. As the danger of their mission increases and their home island is threatened with a Nazi invasion the team find their work and personal life under increasing pressure on all fronts.

They Were Not Divided (DVD): John Wynn, Rufus Cruikshank, Stella Andrew, Desmond Llewelyn, Estelle Brody, Edward Underdown,... They Were Not Divided (DVD)
John Wynn, Rufus Cruikshank, Stella Andrew, Desmond Llewelyn, Estelle Brody, … 1
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Terence Young writes and directs this World War Two action drama. After the success of the Normandy landings, the British Guards Armoured Division sweeps across Europe, taking part in the liberation of Belgium before becoming entangled in the bloody German counter-attack in the Ardennes. Three soldiers are granted leave and return to their normal lives in England - but before long, they are recalled to duty and find themselves on the most perilous mission they have ever undertaken: a daring reconnaissance mission during the advance on Berlin.

We Dive at Dawn (DVD): Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Reginald Purdell, Marie Ault, Niall Macginnis, Jack Watling, Eric... We Dive at Dawn (DVD)
Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Reginald Purdell, Marie Ault, Niall Macginnis, … 1
R123 Discovery Miles 1 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Mills stars as a British submarine commander in this Second World War drama. The crew of the Sea Tiger have their leave cut short when they are ordered to pursue and sink a new German battleship known as the Brandenburg. The crew's captain (Mills) is tasked with destroying the ship before it enters the Kiel Canal but he soon discovers that the battleship is heavily defended and is further away than first thought. Along the way the Sea Tiger enters German controlled seas knowing that once they succeed in their mission they may not have enough fuel to return home.

Aces High (Blu-ray disc): Simon Ward, Jane Anthony, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Christopher Blake, Trevor Howard, Ron... Aces High (Blu-ray disc)
Simon Ward, Jane Anthony, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Christopher Blake, … 1
R360 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R40 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New airforce 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. The film features excellently photographed aerial dogfight sequences. Also starring Christopher Plummer and John Gielgud. An airborn remake of the 1930 trench-bound 'Journey's End'.

Saints and Soldiers Triple Pack (DVD): Alexander Polinsky, Peter Asle Holden, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Jasen Wade, Virginie... Saints and Soldiers Triple Pack (DVD)
Alexander Polinsky, Peter Asle Holden, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Jasen Wade, Virginie Fourtina Anderson, …
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trilogy of war dramas from film-maker Ryan Little. In 'Saints and Soldiers' (2003), set in Belgium in December 1944, German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war and provoke the historic Malmedy Massacre. Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines discover a stranded RAF pilot who holds the key to German intelligence which could save thousands of American lives. The five men must battle through the bitter winter landscape, to smuggle their precious cargo from the clutches of the enemy. The prequel 'Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed' (2012) follows the journey of a group of airborne infantry soldiers who are parachuted into occupied France in 1944. The Parachute Regimental Combat Team jumped into the south of France on the 15th of August 1944, landing behind enemy lines. The men's mission was to help clear a path for the main bulk of British and US soldiers advancing towards Berlin. However, landing in occupied territory is always a dangerous business and the soldiers soon find themselves fighting in close combat with German troops and teaming up with members of the French resistance who seek their help. The third film 'Saints and Soldiers: The Void' (2014) is set during the final stages of the Second World War in Germany where a group of American troops must try to overcome racial barriers in order to defeat the Nazi's. Despite their reluctance, the predominantly white American crew are forced to turn to the expericenced African American SGT Jesse Owens (K. Danor Gerald). However, their faith is put to the test when war escalates and tension rises, with hundreds of lives at stake.

The Thousand Plane Raid (DVD): Christopher George, Gary Marshal, Noam Pitlik, J. D. Cannon, Tim McIntire, Laraine Stephens,... The Thousand Plane Raid (DVD)
Christopher George, Gary Marshal, Noam Pitlik, J. D. Cannon, Tim McIntire, … 1
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

American Second World War drama. In England 1943, the American Army become increasingly frustrated with their ineffective night-time bombing missions. As a result, an ambitious new plan put forward by Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George) is put into action by his superiors to fly 1000 bombers over Germany to attack in broad daylight. Tensions increase as he tries to get his troops ready for the mission and as the date draws nearer the colonel even begins to lose faith in the likelihood of success.

Hornet's Nest (DVD): Rock Hudson, John Fordyce, Giancarlo Colombaioni, Sylva Koscina, Jacques Sernas, Giacomo... Hornet's Nest (DVD)
Rock Hudson, John Fordyce, Giancarlo Colombaioni, Sylva Koscina, Jacques Sernas, … 1
R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Second World War action drama. An American commando unit, who are dropped behind enemy lines in Italy, fail in their mission to blow up a strategic dam when all but their leader (Rock Hudson) are ambushed and killed. He is given another chance to succeed in his mission when he reluctantly strikes a deal with a group of local youths who rescue him and offer their help in exchange for the soldier's assistance in dealing with the Nazi's invasion of their village. The film features a score by Ennio Morricone.

Beach Red (DVD): Patrick Wolfe, Cornel Wilde, Burr Debenning, Rip Torn, Jean Wallace Beach Red (DVD)
Patrick Wolfe, Cornel Wilde, Burr Debenning, Rip Torn, Jean Wallace; Contributions by … 1
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cornel Wilde directs, produces and stars in this 1960s anti-war film set in the Pacific in 1943. American assault crafts attempt to retake a Pacific island held by the Japanese and both sides discover that war is the closest thing to Hell on Earth.

Men in War (DVD): Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow Men in War (DVD)
Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, … 1
R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anthony Mann directs this 1950s war drama starring Robert Ryan. During the Korean War, when their truck breaks down, Lieutenant Benson (Ryan) and his troops find themselves behind enemy lines with no way of contacting their headquarters. In order to survive their dangerous march to safety, Benson and Sergeant Montana (Aldo Ray) have no choice but to work alongside each other, despite their differences.

The Colditz Story (DVD): John Mills, Eric Portman, Frederick Valk, Dennis Shaw, Lionel Jeffries, Theodore Bikel, Ian... The Colditz Story (DVD)
John Mills, Eric Portman, Frederick Valk, Dennis Shaw, Lionel Jeffries, … 1
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wartime docu-drama starring John Mills, Eric Portman and Lionel Jeffries, re-telling the experiences of Allied prisoners-of-war who were held in Colditz Castle. These POWs were strictly monitored as they were a high risk category and had constantly tried to escape whichever prison they where previously placed in. Despite being outnumbered by their guards, the prisoners of Colditz continued to achieve their goal - freedom. The film inspired the 1972 TV series 'Colditz'.

Fury (DVD): Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf Fury (DVD)
Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf; Directed by David Ayer 2
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany

All Quiet On the Western Front (Blu-ray disc): Lew Ayres, Louis Wohlheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville, Russell Gleason, Ben... All Quiet On the Western Front (Blu-ray disc)
Lew Ayres, Louis Wohlheim, John Wray, Slim Summerville, Russell Gleason, …
R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lewis Milestone's epic screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's anti-war novel stars Lew Ayres as one of a group of German teenagers who enlist for World War I after hearing a stirring speech from their professor. They soon discover that war is less about noble ideas and sacrifice than it is about pain, humiliation, suffering and death. Winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1930.

Coriolanus (DVD): Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain Coriolanus (DVD)
Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain 2
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic legend of honor and betrayal has been astonishingly re-imagined in this exhilarating action thriller that wields a profound relevance for today.

Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' is a feared and revered Roman General, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome.

The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to exact his revenge -- and determine his destiny.

D-Day: The Turning Of The Tide (DVD): D-Day: The Turning Of The Tide (DVD)
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R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Experience the true stories behind one of history's most significant days.

Get to the heart of one of history's most momentous and significant days with documentaries that take an unflinching look at the events of June 6, 1944 a date that will live on forever as the moment the tide of war in Europe turned forever: D-Day. When 156,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in the early hours of that June day, success was anything but assured.

The success of the Normandy landings the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted at the time signalled the beginning of the end for Hitler and Nazi Germany, giving the Allies a firm foothold on the continent from which to press on towards the German homeland.

This collection of awe-inspiring documentaries goes back to that decisive day to reveal the truth behind the legends. Using battlefield footage and the moving testimony of troops from both sides of the battlelines, one of the 20th century's defining days is brought to life as never before.

Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (English & Foreign language, DVD): Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum; Contributions by Buddy Adler, Eugene Frenke, John Lee Mahin, …
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Huston's classic wartime drama about two mismatched people stranded on a South Pacific island during World War 2. Marine Sergeant Allison (Robert Mitchum) finds himself marooned on an island with an Irish nun, Sister Angela (Deborah Kerr), and surrounded by the Japanese military. Struggling to survive, the pair find themselves attracted to each other despite Sister Angela's faith. Kerr won her fourth Academy Award for her role and the stars teamed up for three more films.

Everyman's War (DVD): Cole Carson, Lauren Bair, Michael J Prosser, Sean McGrath, Eric Martin Reid, Brian Julian, Nico... Everyman's War (DVD)
Cole Carson, Lauren Bair, Michael J Prosser, Sean McGrath, Eric Martin Reid, … 1
R95 Discovery Miles 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World War Two drama based on the personal wartime experiences of director Thad Smith's father. Don Smith (Cole Carson), a young sergeant in the 94th Infantry Division, finds himself unarmed and wounded on the frontline of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle involving American forces in the entire war. As the Allies advance through the snow-packed, densely-forested mountains of Ardennes, Don's sweetheart Dorine (Lauren Bair) waits at home in Oregon, desperate for news.

Age of Heroes (DVD): Sean Bean, Izabella Miko, Danny Dyer, James D'arcy, William Houston, Daniel Brocklebank, John... Age of Heroes (DVD)
Sean Bean, Izabella Miko, Danny Dyer, James D'arcy, William Houston, … 1
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

War drama based on the true story of the formation of the special elite 30 Commando Assault Unit by 'James Bond' author Ian Fleming in the Second World War. The film follows Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) as he joins the newly-formed 30 AU led by Major Jones (Sean Bean). Rains and the rest of the unit are pushed to the limits of endurance as they train and prepare for their first top-secret mission: to parachute into occupied Norway and seize radar technology from the Germans which could decide the outcome of the war.

The Cruel Sea (DVD): Jack Hawkins, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliott, Moira Lister, Donald Sinden, Meredith Edwards, Glyn Houston,... The Cruel Sea (DVD)
Jack Hawkins, Stanley Baker, Denholm Elliott, Moira Lister, Donald Sinden, …
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World War Two drama, based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Monsarrat, starring Jack Hawkins. Lt. Commander Ericson (Hawkins) has already lost one ship to an enemy attack when he is given command of the frigate Saltash Castle. A subsequent confrontation in the North Atlantic tests Ericson's leadership to the limit once again, as he risks sacrificing the lives of his crew for the greater good.

Cross of Iron (DVD): James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Lowitsch, Senta Berger, Burkhardt... Cross of Iron (DVD)
James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Lowitsch, … 1
R294 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sam Peckinpah's only war film follows the story of a doomed German platoon facing annihilation at the hands of the Russians in 1943. Non-Nazi German soldier Steiner (James Coburn) resents the arrival of arrogant Prussian Stransky (Maximillian Schell) as his new commanding officer. Stransky is desperate to win an Iron Cross - a medal Steiner has already earned, but considers worthless - and so promotes the highly-recommended Steiner to sergeant. During a siege, Stransky hides in his bunker, terrified of battle, only to later file a report claiming that he himself led a victorious counter-attack. However, when Steiner disputes this Stransky takes measures to remove him.

Age of Heroes (DVD): Sean Bean, Izabella Miko, Danny Dyer, James D'arcy, William Houston, Daniel Brocklebank, John... Age of Heroes (DVD)
Sean Bean, Izabella Miko, Danny Dyer, James D'arcy, William Houston, … 1
R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

War drama based on the true story of the formation of the special elite 30 Commando Assault Unit by 'James Bond' author Ian Fleming in the Second World War. The film follows Corporal Rains (Danny Dyer) as he joins the newly-formed 30 AU led by Major Jones (Sean Bean). Rains and the rest of the unit are pushed to the limits of endurance as they train and prepare for their first top-secret mission: to parachute into occupied Norway and seize radar technology from the Germans which could decide the outcome of the war.

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