From the Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and military history has been a staple of the film industry. This study details fifty of the greatest war films, including classics such as In Which We Serve (1942) and The Dambusters (1955), and Hollywood epics such as The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).
Tim Newark is the author of several critically acclaimed military history books, including Highlander, The Fighting Irish, The Mafia at War, and Camouflage, which accompanied the Imperial War Museum exhibition. He was the editor of Military Illustrated for 17 years and has written seven TV military history documentary series, including Hitler's Bodyguards. He recently authored In & Out: a History of the Naval and Military Club for Osprey.