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A list of films that are based on war books. If a book has been turned into both a film and a TV series (or TV film), then the TV series is included.


For earlier conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — 1898–1926.

Contents

Chinese Civil War — First stage

1927–1950 (First stage, Sino-Japanese War, World War II — China Theatre, Final stage)
(See also Sino-German cooperation (1911–1941) for Chinese diplomacy before the Sino-Japanese War)

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Bulletin ... film currently in development: Man's Fate by Michael Cimino

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Flüchtlinge 1933 Gustav Ucicky Nazi Germany Flüchtlinge : Erlebnis d. Heimat in fernen Ländern ; Roman [1] Gerhard Menzel 1933 [2] Novel - - -
2 The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1933 Frank Capra USA The Bitter Tea of General Yen Grace Zaring Stone 1932 Novel - - -
3 Oil for the Lamps of China 1935 Mervyn LeRoy USA Oil for the Lamps of China Alice Tisdale Hobart 1933 Novel - - -
4 The Keys of the Kingdom 1944 John M. Stahl USA The Keys of the Kingdom A. J. Cronin 1941 Novel - - -
5 The Sand Pebbles 1966 Robert Wise USA The Sand Pebbles Richard McKenna 1962 Novel - - -
6 High Road to China 1983 Brian G. Hutton USA & Yugoslavia High Road to China Jon Cleary 1977 Novel - - -
7 Man's Fate 201? Michael Cimino USA Man's Fate [3][4] André Malraux 1933 Novel - - -
  • ♠ An early Nazi film about the effect of China's troubles on German expatriates.
  • ♦ Novelist Menzel also wrote Morgenrot (1933), about a battle between a U-boat and a British Q ship.

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 A Single Pebble John Hersey 1956 Novella USA

Constitutionalist Revolution

1932

Colombia–Peru War

1932–1933

Chaco War

1932–1935

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Adventures of Tintin *** α 1991–1992 Stéphane Bernasconi France & Canada The Broken Ear
L'Oreille cassée
"Hergé" 1935–1937 Graphic novel - - -
  • *** TV series for children.
  • α Animated film.

Second Italo-Abyssinian War

1935–1936

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Scoop 1987 Gavin Millar UK Scoop Evelyn Waugh 1938 Novel - - -
2 The King Chronicle ♦ * 1988 Donald Brittain Canada Diaries William Lyon Mackenzie King 19?? Diaries - - -
  • ♠ Waugh also wrote Waugh In Abyssinia (1936) about his experiences there.
  • The King Chronicle, Part 2 — Mackenzie King and the Great Beyond.
  • * TV miniseries.

Spanish Civil War

1936–1939

Operations

Bulletin ... Film currently in production: There Be Dragons by Roland Joffé

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 For Whom the Bell Tolls 1943 Sam Wood USA For Whom the Bell Tolls [5][4][6] Ernest Hemingway [7] 1940 Novel For Whom the Bell Tolls 1965 UK
2 Man's Hope 1945 André Malraux & Boris Peskine Spain & France L'Espoir [6] André Malraux 1937 Novel - - -
3 The Fifth Column * 1960 John Frankenheimer USA The Fifth Column from The Fifth Column, and the First Forty-Nine Stories Ernest Hemingway [7] 1938 [8] Play - - -
4 Peta kolona * 1973 Boro Drašković Yugoslavia The Fifth Column Ernest Hemingway [7] 1938 [8] Play - - -
5 Land and Freedom 1995 Ken Loach UK & Spain Homage to Catalonia[9] (unofficial) "George Orwell"
(unofficial)
1938 Memoir - - -
5 The Shallow Grave: A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War [10] (uncredited) Walter Gregory (uncredited) 1986 Memoir - - -
5 Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spain [9] (uncredited) Felix Morrow (uncredited) 1938 [11]¤ Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Señora Carrar's Rifles

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Military hospitals

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Bethune ♣ * 1977 Eric Till Canada The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan 1952 Non-fiction - - -
2 Bethune: The Making of a Hero 1990 Phillip Borsos Canada & China The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan 1952 Non-fiction - - -

Home front

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Talk of Angels 1998 Nick Hamm USA Mary Lavelle Kate O'Brien 1936 Novel - - -
1 "Down by the Salley Gardens" (uncredited) William Butler Yeats [12] (uncredited) 192? Poem - - -

Justice and Retribution

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Behold a Pale Horse 1964 Fred Zinnemann USA Killing a Mouse on Sunday Emeric Pressburger 1961 Novel - - -

Unclassified

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
n ¡Ay, Carmela!
¡Ay, Carmela!
1990 Carlos Saura Spain & Italy Ay Carmela José Sanchis Sinisterra 1987 Play - - -
n Soldados de Salamina
Soldados de Salamina
2003 David Trueba Spain Soldiers of Salamina
Soldados de Salamina
[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Javier Cercas 2001 Novel - - -
n 13 Roses
Las trece rosas
2007 Emilio Martínez Lázaro Spain Trece rosas rojas (uncredited) Carlos Fonseca (uncredited) 200? Non-fiction - - -
n Frente de Madrid
Frente de Madrid
1939 Edgar Neville Spain & Italy Frente de Madrid Edgar Neville 193? Novel - - -
n Carmen fra i rossi
Carmen fra i rossi
1939 Edgar Neville Spain & Italy Frente de Madrid Edgar Neville 193? Novel - - -
n Butterfly
La lengua de las mariposas
1999 José Luis Cuerda Spain "La lengua de las mariposas" (Spanish)
"A lingua das bolboretas"
from ¿Que me queres, amor? [20][21]
Manuel Rivas 1995 [22] Story - - -
n "Un saxo en la niebla" (Spanish)
"Un saxo na néboa"
from ¿Que me queres, amor?
Manuel Rivas 1995 Story - - -
n "Carmiña" (Spanish)
"Carmiña"
from ¿Que me queres, amor?
Manuel Rivas 1995 Story - - -
n Lorca, muerte de un poeta *
Lorca, muerte de un poeta
1987 Juan Antonio Bardem Spain The Death of Lorca [23]
La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca
Ian Gibson 1972/
1971
Non-fiction - - -
n The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca
Muerte en Granada
1997 Marcos Zurinaga USA The Death of Lorca [23]
La represión nacionalista de Granada en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca
Ian Gibson 1972/
1971
Non-fiction - - -
n Bicycles Are for the Summer
Las bicicletas son para el verano
1983 Jaime Chávarri Spain Las bicicletas son para el verano [24] Fernando Fernán Gómez 1977 Play - - -
n L'Espagnol *
L'Espagnol
1967 Jean Prat France L'Espagnol Bernard Clavel 1959 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The Spanish and Italian versions have a different lead actor. The Spanish film is considered lost.[25]
  • * TV miniseries.

Memorial

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Spanish Cockpit Franz Borkenau 1937 Memoir Austria
2 Spanish Testament Arthur Koestler 1937 Memoir Austria, UK
3 Men in battle:
a Story of Americans in Spain
[26]
Alvah Bessie 1939 [8] Non-fiction USA
4 Dialogue with Death Arthur Koestler 1942 Memoir Austria, UK
5 Le Palace [6] Claude Simon [27] 1962 Novel France
6 Cabbagetown Hugh Garner 1950/
1968
Novel Canada

Second Sino-Japanese War

1931–1945
(For 1941–1945 period, see World War II, China Theatre.)

Bulletin ... upcoming film: Shanghai by Mikael Håfström

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Disputed Passage 1939 Frank Borzage USA Disputed Passage Lloyd C. Douglas 1939 [8] Novel - - -
2 Behind the Rising Sun 1943 Edward Dmytryk USA Behind the Rising Sun James R. Young 1941 Novel? - - -
3 China 1943 John Farrow USA Fourth Brother Archibald Forbes 18?? [28]¤ Play - - -
4 Dragon Seed 1944 Harold S. Bucquet & Jack Conway USA Dragon Seed Pearl S. Buck [29] 1942 Novel - - -
5 Red Sorghum 1987 Zhang Yimou China Red Sorghum & Sorghum Wine Mo Yan 1987 Novels - - -
6 Farewell My Concubine
霸王别姬
1993 Chen Kaige China Farewell My Concubine Lilian Lee 1993 Novel - - -
n The Adventures of Tintin *** α 1991–1992 Stéphane Bernasconi France & Canada The Blue Lotus [4]
Le Lotus bleu
"Hergé" 1936 Graphic novel - - -
  • *** TV series for children.
  • α Animated film.

Politics

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last Emperor 1987 Bernardo Bertolucci China & Italy From Emperor to Citizen Puyi 1964 Memoir - - -

Land operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Rape of Nanking

1937

Bulletin ... upcoming propaganda film: The Truth about Nanjing by Satoru Mizushima
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Children of Huang Shi
黄石的孩子
2008 Roger Spottiswoode Australia, China, Germany Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg [30] (uncredited) James MacManus 2008 Non-fiction - - -
1 "?" [30] (uncredited) James MacManus 1984 ? Article - - -
Frequently filmed: The Good Man of Nanking
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre 1994 Mou Tun Fei Hong Kong The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe (uncredited) John Rabe (uncredited) 1996 Diary - - -
2 Nanking 2007 Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman USA The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe John Rabe 1996 Diary - - -
3 City of Life and Death
南京! 南京!
2009 Lu Chuan China The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe (uncredited) John Rabe (uncredited) 1996 Diary - - -
4 John Rabe 2009 Florian Gallenberger China, France, Germany The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe John Rabe 1996 Diary - - -

Air operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Resistance movement

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Once an Eagle ♦ * 1976 Richard Michaels & E.W. Swackhamer USA Once an Eagle Anton Myrer 1968 Novel - - -
2 Lust, Caution 2007 Ang Lee China & Taiwan "Lust, Caution" Eileen Chang 1979 Novella - - -
3 The Children of Huang Shi
黄石的孩子
2008 Roger Spottiswoode Australia, China, Germany Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg [30] (uncredited) James MacManus 2008 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♦ The wide-ranging film covers World War I, the interwar years, the Sino-Japanese War, and World War II (Pacific theatre).
    The novel also includes a fictionalized Vietnam War.[31]
  • * TV movie.

Military hospitals

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Dr. Bethune 1964 Gao Zheng & Li Shutian China Baiqiuen dai fu Zhou Erfu 196? Non-fiction - - -
2 Bethune ♣ * 1977 Eric Till Canada The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan 1952 Non-fiction - - -
3 Bethune: The Making of a Hero 1990 Phillip Borsos Canada & China The Scalpel, the Sword: The Story of Dr. Norman Bethune Ted Allan 1952 Non-fiction - - -
4 The Children of Huang Shi
黄石的孩子
2008 Roger Spottiswoode Australia, China, Germany Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg [30] (uncredited) James MacManus 2008 Non-fiction - - -

Military justice and Courts-martial

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Refugees

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Children of Huang Shi
黄石的孩子
2008 Roger Spottiswoode Australia, China, Germany Ocean Devil: The Life and Legend of George Hogg [30] (uncredited) James MacManus 2008 Non-fiction - - -

Occupation

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Inn of the Sixth Happiness 1958 Mark Robson USA The Small Woman Alan Burgess 1957 Non-fiction? - - -
2 Pavilion of Women 2001 Ho Yim China & USA Pavilion of Women Pearl S. Buck [29] 1946 Novel - - -

World War II

1939–1945

European, North African, and Atlantic Theatres

Politics and Diplomacy

Axis Powers

(Anti-Comintern Pact, Pact of Steel, Tripartite Pact)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hitlerjunge Quex: Ein Film vom Opfergeist der deutschen Jugend 1933 Hans Steinhoff Nazi Germany Der Hitlerjunge Quex Karl Aloys Schenzinger 1932 Novel - - -
2 The Mortal Storm 1940 Frank Borzage USA The Mortal Storm Phyllis Bottome 1938 Novel - - -
3 Education for Death 1943 Clyde Geronimi USA Education for Death, the Making of the Nazi Gregor Ziemer 1941 [8] Non-fiction - - -
4 Hitler's Children 1943 Edward Dmytryk USA Education for Death, the Making of the Nazi Gregor Ziemer 1941 [8] Non-fiction - - -
5 Tomorrow, the World! 1944 Leslie Fenton USA Tomorrow, the World James Gow & Arnaud d'Usseau 1943 [8] Play - - -
6 Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 Ennio De Concini Italy, UK The Last Days of the Chancellery Gerhardt Boldt 197? Non-fiction - - -
7 The Bunker * 1981 George Schaefer USA The Bunker James P. O'Donnell 1978 Non-fiction - - -
8 The Nightmare Years * 1990 Anthony Page USA The Nightmare Years William L. Shirer 1984 Memoir - - -
9 Selling Hitler ♦ * 1991 Alastair Reid UK Selling Hitler Robert Harris 1986 Non-fiction - - -
10 Downfall 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel Germany, Italy, Austria Inside Hitler's Bunker Joachim Fest 198? Non-fiction - - -
10 Until the Final Hour Traudl Junge 1989 Memoir - - -
n Inside the Third Reich * 1982 Marvin J. Chomsky USA Inside the Third Reich [32]
Erinnerungen
Albert Speer 1969 Memoir - - -
  • ♠ This early Nazi film praises a member of the Hitler Youth organization.
  • ♦ The film concerns the reputation-destroying forgeries known as the Hitler Diaries.
  • * TV movie.
Frequently filmed: Fear and Misery of the Third Reich
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
Allied Powers
Bulletin ... film currently in production: Into the Storm by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mission to Moscow 1943 Michael Curtiz USA Mission to Moscow Joseph E. Davies 194? Memoir - - -
2 The Gathering Storm * 1974 Herbert Wise UK & USA The Second World War, Volume 1, The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill [33] 1948 Memoir/
Non-fiction
- - -
3 Give 'em Hell, Harry! 1975 Steve Binder & Peter H. Hunt USA Give 'em Hell, Harry! Samuel Gallu 197? Play - - -
4 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking * 1976 Daniel Petrie USA Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman [34] Merle Miller 1974 Memoir/
Non-fiction
- - -
5 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years * 1977 Daniel Petrie USA Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers [35][36] Joseph P. Lash 197? Non-fiction - - -
6 The King Chronicle ♦ * 1988 Donald Brittain Canada Diaries William Lyon Mackenzie King 19?? Diaries - - -
7 Truman ♠ * 1995 Frank Pierson USA Truman [37] David McCullough 1992 Non-fiction - - -
8 Mosley * 1998 Robert Knights UK Rules of the Game: Sir Oswald and Lady Cynthia Mosley 1896–1933 Nicholas Mosley 1982 Non-fiction - - -
9 Beyond the Pale: Sir Oswald Mosley and Family 1933–1980 Nicholas Mosley 1983 Non-fiction - - -
10 The Gathering Storm * 2002 Richard Loncraine UK & USA The Second World War, Volume 1, The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill [33] 1948 Memoir/
Non-fiction
- - -
  • ♠ These films about Pres. Truman cover his infantry experience in World War I but his command decisions in World War II (and Korea).
  • The King Chronicle, Part 2 — Mackenzie King and the Great Beyond
    and The King Chronicle, Part 3 — Mackenzie King and the Zombie Army.
  • * TV movie.
Neutral Powers
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Background to Danger 1943 Raoul Walsh USA Uncommon Danger Eric Ambler 1937 Novel - - -
Escalation
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Countdown to War [38] 1989 Patrick Lau UK Countdown to War Ronald Harwood 198? Play - - -

Anschluss, Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, Albania

1938–1939

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Night Train to Munich 1940 Carol Reed UK Report on a Fugitive (uncredited) Gordon Wellesley (uncredited) 193? Novel - - -
Frequently filmed: The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Die Trapp-Familie 1956 Wolfgang Liebeneiner West Germany The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Maria Augusta von Trapp 1949 Memoir - - -
2 The Sound of Music [39] 1965 Robert Wise USA The Sound of Music
[40][41]
Howard Lindsay &
Russel Crouse (book),
Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics)
1959 Musical - - -
2 The Story of the Trapp Family Singers Maria Augusta von Trapp 1949 Memoir - - -

Land operations – Western Europe

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Went the Day Well? 1942 Alberto Cavalcanti UK The Lieutenant Died Last Graham Greene 194? Story - - -
2 To Hell and Back 1955 Jesse Hibbs USA To Hell and Back Audie Murphy with David McClure (ghostwriter) 1949 Memoir - - -
3 The Young Lions 1958 Edward Dmytryk USA The Young Lions Irwin Shaw 1949 Novel - - -
4 Kings Go Forth 1958 Delmer Daves USA Kings Go Forth Joe David Brown 1956 Novel - - -
5 Die Brücke 1959 Bernhard Wicki West Germany The Bridge
Die Brücke
"Manfred Gregor" 1958 Novel - - -
6 Is Paris Burning? 1966 René Clément France & USA 'Is Paris Burning?' —Adolf Hitler, August 25, 1944 Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre 1965 Non-fiction - - -
7 The Bridge at Remagen 1969 John Guillermin USA The Bridge at Remagen Ken Hechler 1957 Non-fiction - - -
8 A Bridge Too Far 1977 Richard Attenborough UK & USA A Bridge Too Far Cornelius Ryan 1974 Non-fiction - - -
9 Band of Brothers ** 2001 Mikael Salomon, David Frankel,
et al.
USA & UK Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Stephen Ambrose 1992 Non-fiction - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.
Phoney War
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
Battle of the Bulge
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Attack! 1956 Robert Aldrich USA Fragile Fox Norman Brooks 195? [28] Play - - -
2 Castle Keep 1969 Sydney Pollack USA Castle Keep William Eastlake 1965 [8] Novel - - -
3 Patton [42] 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner USA Patton: Ordeal and Triumph Ladislas Farago 1963 Non-fiction - - -
3 A Soldier's Story Omar N. Bradley 1951 Non-fiction - - -
4 A Midnight Clear 1992 Keith Gordon USA A Midnight Clear William Wharton 1982 Novel - - -
5 Band of Brothers ** 2001 Mikael Salomon, David Frankel,
et al.
USA & UK Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Stephen Ambrose 1992 Non-fiction - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.

Amphibious operations – Western Europe

Miracle of Dunkirk

May–June 1940

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mrs. Miniver[43] 1942 William Wyler USA Mrs. Miniver Jan Struther 1939 Novel (originally newspaper columns) - - -
2 Dunkirk 1958 Leslie Norman UK The Story of Dunkirk Lt. Col. Ewan Butler & Major J.S. Bradford 1955 Non-fiction - - -
2 The Big Pickup Trevor Dudley Smith 1955 Novel - - -
3 Weekend at Dunkirk [44]
Week-end à Zuydcoote
1964 Henri Verneuil France & Italy Week-end at Zuydcoote
Week-end à Zuydcoote
Robert Merle [45] 1949 Novel/
Memoir
- - -
4 The Snow Goose * 1971 Patrick Garland UK The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk
[46][6]
Paul Gallico 1940 & 1941 Story & Novella - - -
5 Bright Young Things 2003 Stephen Fry UK Vile Bodies Evelyn Waugh 1930 Novel - - -
6 Atonement 2007 Joe Wright UK & France Atonement [47][48] Ian McEwan 2001 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film includes the Dunkirk evacuation.
  • ♦ The operation depicted in the film resembles the Dunkirk evacuation.[49]
  • * TV movie.
Dieppe Raid

19 August 1942

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Dieppe * 1993 John N. Smith Canada Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid Brian Loring Villa 1989 [50]¤ Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.
D-Day

6 June 1944 at H-hour

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 Henry Koster USA The Sixth of June [51] Lionel Shapiro 1955 Novel - - -
2 The Longest Day 1962 Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki USA The Longest Day Cornelius Ryan 1959 Non-fiction - - -
3 The Americanization of Emily 1964 Arthur Hiller USA The Americanization of Emily William Bradford Huie 1959 Novel - - -
4 Ike * 1979 Boris Sagal & Melville Shavelson USA Past Forgetting:
My Love Affair with Dwight D. Eisenhower
Kay Summersby with Barbara Wyden (ghostwriter) 1975 Autobiography - - -
5 Band of Brothers ** 2001 Mikael Salomon, David Frankel,
et al.
USA & UK Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest Stephen Ambrose 1992 Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.
  • ** TV miniseries.

Land operations – Eastern Front

There appears to be no film about the Spanish Blue Division other than the 1942 documentary La división Azul española.
(There is one: Attack and Retreat.)

Bulletin ... film currently in development: The Forgotten Soldier by Paul Verhoeven
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Rainbow Радуга 1944 Mark Donskoy USSR Tęcza
Raduga [52]
Wanda Wasilewska 1942 Novel - - -
2 Days and Nights
Дни и ночи
1945 Aleksandr Stolper USSR Dni i nochi [6] Konstantin Simonov [53] 194? Novel - - -
3 Nashestviye
Нашествие
1945 Abram Room & Oleg Zhakov USSR Nashestviye Leonid Leonov 1942 Play - - -
4 Ivan's Childhood
Иваново детство
1962 Andrei Tarkovsky USSR "Ivan" "Иван" Vladimir Bogomolov 1957 Story - - -
5 The Alive and the Dead
Живые и мёртвые
1964 Aleksandr Stolper USSR Zhivye i myortvye Konstantin Simonov [53] 1959 Novel - - -
6 Retribution
Возмездие
1967 Aleksandr Stolper USSR Vozmezdiye Konstantin Simonov [53] 1963–1964 Novel - - -
7 Cross of Iron 1977 Sam Peckinpah UK & West Germany The Willing Flesh Willi Heinrich 1956 Novel - - -
8 The Tin Drum 1979 Volker Schlöndorff West Germany The Tin Drum
[54][6]
Günter Grass [55] 1959 Novel - - -
9 Come and See Иди и смотри 1985 Elem Klimov USSR ? Ales Adamovich 19?? Stories - - -
10 The Misfit Brigade 1987 Gordon Hessler USA, UK, Yugoslavia Wheels of Terror Sven Hassel 1958 Novel - - -
11 August of '44
В августе 44-го…
2001 Mikhail Ptashuk USSR In August of '44 [56] Vladimir Bogomolov 1973 Novel - - -
12 Tertium non datur 2005 Lucian Pintilie France & Romania "Capul de zimbru" Vasile Voiculescu 1966 (posthumous) Story - - -
13 Karol: A Man Who Became Pope * 2005 Giacomo Battiato Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Canada Stories of Karol: The Unknown Life of Pope John Paul II Gian Franco Svidercoschi 2001 Non-fiction - - -
14 Pope John Paul II * 2005 John Kent Harrison Italy, USA, Poland "Gods and Man" ♦
"Bogowie i człowiek" from Vade-mecum
Cyprian Norwid 1866 Poem - - -
14 The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels 1848 Manifesto - - -
14 Hamlet William Shakespeare c. 1600 Play - - -
15 The Forgotten Soldier 201? Paul Verhoeven ? The Forgotten Soldier [57]
Le Soldat oublié
"Guy Sajer" 1967 Memoir - - -
n Counter-Attack aka One Against Seven 1945 Zoltan Korda USA Counterattack Janet Stevenson & Philip Stevenson 194? Play - - -
n Pobyeda [58]
Победа
Mikhail Ruderman & Ilya Vershinin 194? Play - - -
  • ♠ About Romania switching sides, from Axis to Allies.
  • ♦ Writings quoted and discussed by the young Karol Wojtyła.
  • * TV movie.
Battle of Stalingrad
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Four Soldiers from Stalingrad
Солдаты
1956 Aleksandr Ivanov USSR Front-line Stalingrad [59]
В окопах Сталинграда
Viktor Nekrasov 1946 Novel - - -
2 The Hot Snow
Горячий снег
1972 Gavril Yegiazarov USSR Goryachiy sneg Yuri Bondarev 1969 Novel - - -
3 They Fought for Their Country
Они сражались за Родину
1975 Sergei Bondarchuk USSR Oni srazhalis za Rodinu Mikhail Sholokhov [60] 1943/1969 Novel - - -
4 Enemy at the Gates 2001 Jean-Jacques Annaud USA, UK, Germany, & Ireland War of the Rats David L. Robbins 1999 Novel - - -
4 Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad William Craig 2001 Novel - - -
Frequently filmed: Schweik in the Second World War
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Schweyk im Zweiten Weltkrieg * 1961 Rainer Wolffhardt West Germany Schweyk im Zweiten Weltkrieg Bertolt Brecht [61] 1943/1957 Play - - -
2 Svejk i anden verdenskrig * 1970 Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt Denmark Schweyk im Zweiten Weltkrieg Bertolt Brecht 1943/1957 Play - - -
3 Schweik na Segunda Guerra Mundial * 1975 Victor Manuel & Artur Ramos Portugal Schweyk im Zweiten Weltkrieg Bertolt Brecht 1943/1957 Play - - -
3 ? Alexandre O'Neill 19?? Poems - - -
Winter War
Bulletin ... film currently in development: Mannerheim by Renny Harlin
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Tuntematon sotilas 1955 Edvin Laine Finland The Unknown Soldier Väinö Linna 1954 Novel - - -
2 Tuntematon sotilas 1985 Rauni Mollberg Finland The Unknown Soldier Väinö Linna 1954 Novel - - -
3 Talvisota 1989 Pekka Parikka Finland The Winter War Antti Tuuri 198? Novel - - -
4 Man of War
Max Manus
2008 Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg Norway Det vil helst gå godt (uncredited) Max Manus (uncredited) 1945 Memoir - - -
4 Det blir alvor (uncredited) Max Manus (uncredited) 1946 Memoir - - -
Continuation War
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Rukajärven tie 1999 Olli Saarela Finland Elämä isänmaalle [62] Antti Tuuri 1998 Novel - - -
1 Rukajärven linja Antti Tuuri 1992 Novel - - -
1 Rukajärven aika Antti Tuuri 1991 Novel - - -
1 Rukajärven tiellä Antti Tuuri 1990 Novel - - -
Frequently filmed: The Dawns Here Are Quiet
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Dawns Here Are Quiet
А зори здесь тихие *
1970 Ivan Rassomakhin USSR A zori zdes tikhie Boris Vasilyev 1969 Story - - -
2 The Dawns Here Are Quiet
А зори здесь тихие
1972 Stanislav Rostotsky USSR A zori zdes tikhie Boris Vasilyev 1969 Story - - -
3 The Dawns Here Are Quiet
А зори здесь тихие
2005 Mao Vei-nin
(Мао Вэйнин)
Russia & China A zori zdes tikhie Boris Vasilyev 1969 Story - - -
  • * TV movie.

Land operations – Balkan Campaign

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Fortunes of War ** 1987 James Cellan Jones UK The Balkan Trilogy [6] Olivia Manning 1960–1965 Novels - - -
1 The Levant Trilogy [6] Olivia Manning 1977–1980 Novels - - -
2 Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001 John Madden USA Corelli's Mandolin [63] Louis de Bernières 1994 Novel - - -
3 Sword of Honour ** 2001 Bill Anderson UK Sword of Honour
[64][6][32]
Evelyn Waugh 1952–1961 Trilogy - - -
n The Travelling Players
Ο Θίασος
1975 Theodoros Angelopoulos Greece Oresteia (uncredited) Aeschylus (uncredited) 458 BC Trilogy - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.

Land operations – North African and East African Campaigns

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Immortal Sergeant 1943 John M. Stahl USA Immortal Sergeant John Brophy 194? Novel - - -
2 The Desert Fox 1951 Henry Hathaway USA Rommel [32] Desmond Young 1950 Non-fiction - - -
3 Ice-Cold in Alex 1958 J. Lee Thompson UK Ice Cold in Alex Christopher Landon 1957 Novel - - -
4 How I Won the War 1967 Richard Lester UK How I Won the War Patrick Ryan 1963 Novel - - -
5 Seven Against the Sun 1967 David Millin South Africa Seven Against the Sun James Ambrose Brown 196? Play - - -
6 Fortunes of War ** 1987 James Cellan Jones UK The Balkan Trilogy [6] Olivia Manning 1960–1965 Trilogy - - -
6 The Levant Trilogy [6] Olivia Manning 1977–1980 Trilogy - - -
7 Tobruk
Tobruk
2008 Václav Marhoul Czechia & Slovakia The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane 1895 Novel - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.
Battle of Kasserine Pass
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Story of G.I. Joe [43] 1945 William Wellman USA Brave Men & Here Is Your War (uncredited) Ernie Pyle [65] 1944 & 1943 [8] Non-fiction - - -
2 Patton [42] 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner USA Patton: Ordeal and Triumph Ladislas Farago 1963 Non-fiction - - -
2 A Soldier's Story Omar N. Bradley 1951 Non-fiction - - -

Land operations – Italian Campaign

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 A Walk in the Sun 1945 Lewis Milestone USA A Walk in the Sun Harry Brown 1944 Novel - - -
2 A Bell for Adano 1945 Henry King USA A Bell for Adano [66] John Hersey 1944 Novel - - -
3 The Story of G.I. Joe [43] 1945 William Wellman USA Brave Men & Here Is Your War (uncredited) Ernie Pyle [65] 1944 & 1943 [8] Non-fiction - - -
4 Up Front 1951 Alexander Hall USA Up Front Bill Mauldin [67] 1945? Memoir/Cartoons - - -
5 Anzio 1968 Duilio Coletti & Edward Dmytryk Italy Anzio Wynford Vaughan-Thomas 1961 Non-fiction - - -
6 The Devil's Brigade 1968 Andrew V. McLaglen USA The Devil's Brigade Robert H. Adleman & George Walton 1966 Non-fiction - - -
7 Patton[42] 1970 Franklin J. Schaffner USA Patton: Ordeal and Triumph Ladislas Farago 1963 Non-fiction - - -
7 A Soldier's Story Omar N. Bradley 1951 Non-fiction - - -
8 The Skin 1981 Liliana Cavani Italy La pelle Curzio Malaparte 1949 Novel - - -
9 In Love and War * 2001 John Kent Harrison USA Love and War in the Apennines Eric Newby 1971 Novel/
Memoir
- - -
10 Miracle at St. Anna 2008 Spike Lee USA Miracle at St. Anna James McBride 2003 Novel - - -

Air operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Victory Through Air Power α δ 1943 Perce Pearce, Clyde Geronimi, et al. USA Victory Through Air Power Alexander P. de Seversky 1942 Non-fiction - - -
2 Ladies Courageous 1943 John Rawlins USA Looking For Trouble Virginia Spencer Cowles 194? Novel - - -
3 Story of a Real Man
Повесть о настоящем человеке
1948 Aleksandr Stolper USSR Povest o nastoyashchem cheloveke Boris Polevoy 1946 Novel - - -
4 Twelve O'Clock High [68] 1949 David Lean UK & USA Twelve O'Clock High Sy Bartlett & Beirne Lay, Jr. 1948 Novel Twelve O'Clock High 1964–1967 USA
5 Island in the Sky 1953 William A. Wellman USA Island in the Sky Ernest K. Gann 1944 Novel - - -
6 The Dam Busters 1954 Michael Anderson UK The Dam Busters Paul Brickhill 1951 Novel - - -
6 Enemy Coast Ahead [69] (uncredited) Guy Gibson (uncredited) 1946 (posthumous) Memoir - - -
7 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 Otto Preminger USA Winged Defense (uncredited) Billy Mitchell (uncredited) 1925 Non-fiction - - -
8 Reach for the Sky 1956 Lewis Gilbert UK Reach for the Sky: The Story of Douglas Bader, Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain Paul Brickhill 195? Non-fiction - - -
9 The War Lover 1962 Philip Leacock UK The War Lover John Hersey 1959 Novel - - -
10 633 Squadron 1964 Walter Grauman UK & USA 633 Squadron Frederick E Smith 1958 Novel - - -
11 Battle of Britain 1969 Guy Hamilton UK The Narrow Margin Derek Wood & Derek Dempster 1961 Novel - - -
12 Catch-22 1970 Mike Nichols USA Catch-22 [6] Joseph Heller 1961 Novel - - -
13 Murphy's War 1971 Peter Yates UK Murphy's War Max Catto 1969 Novel - - -
n The Way to the Stars 1945 Anthony Asquith UK "For Johnny" et al. John Pudney 1941 Poems - - -
n Flare Path (uncredited) Terence Rattigan (uncredited) 194? Play - - -
n Nebeští jezdci
Nebeští jezdci
1968 Jindřich Polák Czechoslovakia Nebeští jezdci Filip Jánský 1964 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The story of women bomber pilots from the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.
  • ♣ The story of the heroic Alexey Maresyev, double amputee Soviet pilot, compares to that of Britain's Douglas Bader.
  • α Animated film.
  • δ Documentary.
Missiles
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Prüfstand VII 2002 Robert Bramkamp Germany Gravity's Rainbow [70][6] (excerpts) Thomas Pynchon 1973 Novel - - -

Naval operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 In Which We Serve 1942 Noël Coward UK Bless our Ship: Mountbatten and the Kelly Richard Hough 198? Non-fiction - - -
2 The Navy Comes Through 1942 A. Edward Sutherland USA "Pay To Learn" Borden Chase 194? Story - - -
5 The Cruel Sea 1953 Charles Frend UK The Cruel Sea [6] Nicholas Monsarrat 1951 Novel - - -
8 The Enemy Below 1957 Dick Powell USA The Enemy Below D.A. Rayner 1956 Novel - - -
11 Under Ten Flags 1960 Duilio Coletti Italy & USA Schiff 16. Tatsachenbericht. Die Kaperfahrten des schweren Hilfskreuzers „Atlantis“ auf den 7 Weltmeeren [71] Bernhard Rogge & Wolfgang Frank 1955 Memoir - - -
11 Atlantis, The story of a German Surface Raider (uncredited) Ulrich Möhr & A.V. Sellwood (uncredited) 195? Non-fiction - - -
12 The Valiant 1962 Roy Ward Baker UK & Italy L'Équipage au complet Robert Mallet 1958 Play - - -
Battle of the River Plate

13 December 1939

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Battle of the River Plate 1956 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger UK I Was A Prisoner on the Graf Spee (uncredited) Patrick Dove (uncredited) 195? Non-fiction - - -
Battle of Drøbak Sound

9 April 1940

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hamsun 1996 Jan Troell Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark Processen mod Hamsun Thorkild Hansen 1978 Non-fiction - - -
1 Regnbuen Marie Hamsun 1953 Autobiography - - -
  • ♠ The battle footage was excised from the release print of the film.
Battle of the Denmark Strait

24 May 1941

↓↓
Sinking of the Bismarck

27 May 1941

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Sink the Bismarck! 1960 Lewis Gilbert UK The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck "C.S. Forester" 1959 Novel - - -
Submarine service
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
6 Above Us the Waves 1955 Ralph Thomas UK Above Us the Waves Charles Esme Thornton Warren & James D. Benson 1953 Novel - - -
13 Mystery Submarine 1963 C.M. Pennington-Richards UK Mystery Submarine (?) Jon Manchip White 195? [28] Play - - -
14 Das Boot 1981 Wolfgang Petersen West Germany Das Boot [6] Lothar-Günther Buchheim 1973 Novel - - -
Frogmen
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
9 The Silent Enemy 1958 William Fairchild UK Commander Crabb Marshall Pugh 195? Non-fiction - - -
Merchant marine
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Long Voyage Home 1940 John Ford USA The Moon of the Caribees Eugene O'Neill [72] 1918 Play - - -
1 In The Zone Eugene O'Neill [72] 1917 Play - - -
1 Bound East for Cardiff Eugene O'Neill [72] 1914 Play - - -
1 The Long Voyage Home Eugene O'Neill [72] 1917 Play - - -
2 Action in the North Atlantic 1943 Lloyd Bacon USA Action in the North Atlantic Guy Gilpatric 1943 [8] Novel - - -
3 Passage to Marseille 1944 Michael Curtiz USA Sans Patrie aka
Men Without Country
Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall 1942 Novel - - -
4 The Viking Watch of the Danish Seaman 1948 Bodil Ipsen & Lau Lauritzen Jr. Denmark ? Kaj Frische 194? Diary - - -
5 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 David Fincher USA "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" F. Scott Fitzgerald 1922 Story - - -
n Sealed Cargo 1951 Alfred L. Werker USA The Gaunt Woman Edmund Gilligan 1943 [8] Novel - - -
n Lifeboat 1944 Alfred Hitchcock USA Lifeboat John Steinbeck [73] 1942 Novella (unpublished) - - -
  • ♠ Free French and Vichy French fight for control of a freighter.

Atomic weapons programme

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Copenhagen * 2002 Howard Davies UK Copenhagen [74][75][76][77][78] Michael Frayn 1998 Play - - -
  • * TV movie.

Commando operations and Secret missions

Bulletin ... film currently in development: Brothers in Arms
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
6 The Guns of Navarone 1961 J. Lee Thompson USA & Yugoslavia The Guns of Navarone Alistair MacLean 1957 Novel - - -
7 The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich UK & USA The Dirty Dozen E.M. Nathanson 1965 Novel - - -
8 Where Eagles Dare 1968 Brian G. Hutton UK & USA Where Eagles Dare Alistair MacLean 1967 Novel - - -
10 Force 10 from Navarone 1978 Guy Hamilton UK Force 10 From Navarone Alistair MacLean 1967 Novel - - -
11 Charlotte Gray 2001 Gillian Armstrong UK Charlotte Gray [79] Sebastian Faulks 1999 Novel - - -
n Jenny's War * 1985 Steve Gethers USA & UK Jenny's War Jack Stoneley 195? Novel ? - - -
n A Man Called Intrepid ** 1979 Peter Carter Canada & UK A Man Called Intrepid William Stevenson 1976 Non-fiction - - -
n Brothers in Arms 2011 Marcel Langenegger USA Brothers in Arms Richard Baron, Abe Baum, Richard Goldhurst 200? Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.
Central Europe
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hitler's Madman 1943 Douglas Sirk USA Hangman's Village Bart Lytton 1943? Novel - - -
1 "Lidice" Edna St. Vincent Millay 1943? Poem - - -
2 Operation Daybreak 1975 Lewis Gilbert UK & Czechoslovakia Seven Men at Daybreak Alan Burgess 19?? Non-fiction - - -
Western Europe
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Decision Before Dawn 1951 Anatole Litvak USA Call It Treason George Howe 195? Novel - - -
2 The Red Beret 1953 Terence Young UK The Red Beret Hillary St George Sanders 195? Non-fiction - - -
3 The Cockleshell Heroes 1955 José Ferrer UK The Cockleshell Heroes George Kent 195? Non-fiction - - -
4 Carve
Her Name
with Pride
1958 Lewis Gilbert UK Carve Her Name with Pride R.J. Minney 195? Non-fiction - - -
n Appointment with Venus 1951 Ralph Thomas UK Appointment with Venus Jerrard Tickell 1951 Novel - - -
n Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino USA Winnetou ♠ (uncredited) Karl May (uncredited) 1893 Trilogy - - -
  • ♠ Well-known in German but not in English, May's characters are mentioned during the tavern conversation.
Eastern Europe
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Star
Звезда
1949 Aleksandr Ivanov USSR "Zvezda"
"Звезда"
Emmanuil Kazakevich 1947 Story - - -
2 The Star
Звезда
2002 Nikolai Lebedev Russia "Zvezda"
"Звезда"
Emmanuil Kazakevich 1947 Story - - -
Balkans
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Ill Met by Moonlight 1957 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger UK Ill Met by Moonlight: The Abduction of General Kreipe W. Stanley Moss 1952 Non-fiction - - -

Partisans and Resistance movements

Central Europe
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Death Is Called Engelchen
Smrt si říká Engelchen
1963 Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos Czechoslovakia Smrť sa volá Engelchen Ladislav Mňačko 1959 Novel/Memoir - - -
2 Želary 2003 Ondřej Trojan Czechia & Slovakia Jozova Hanule [80] Květa Legátová 2002 Novella - - -
2 Želary [80] Květa Legátová 2001 Stories - - -
Poland
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 A Generation 1955 Andrzej Wajda Poland Pokolenie Bohdan Czeszko 1951 Novel - - -
2 Bołdyn
Bołdyn
1981 Ewa Petelska & Czesław Petelski Poland Bołdyn Jerzy Putrament 1969 Novel - - -
3 Sophie's Choice 1982 Alan J. Pakula USA Sophie's Choice [81][4][6] William Styron 1979 Novel - - -
4 The Wall * 1982 Robert Markowitz Poland & USA The Wall Millard Lampell 1960 [82] Play - - -
4 The Wall [83][84] John Hersey 1950 Novel - - -
5 Au nom de tous les miens 1983 Robert Enrico France, Canada, Hungary For Those I Loved Martin Gray with Max Gallo 1971 Memoir - - -
6 Uprising * 2001 Jon Avnet USA A Surplus of Memory: Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Yitzhak Zuckerman 1976/1991 Memoir - - -
6 Memoirs of a Warsaw Ghetto Fighter: The Past within Me Simha Rotem "Kazik" ♦ ‡ 1994 Memoir - - -
6 Between Tumbling Walls Tuvia Borzykowski 1972 Memoir - - -
6 The Jews of Warsaw, 1939–1943: Ghetto, Underground, Revolt
Yehude Varshah, 1939–1943: geto, mahteret, mered
Israel Gutman
ישראל גוטמן
1977 [8] Non-fiction - - -
6 Resistance: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Israel Gutman 1994 [8] Non-fiction - - -
6 The Revolt of the Besieged: The Biography of Mordechai Anielewicz
Mered ha-netsurim
Israel Gutman 1963 [8] Non-fiction - - -
6 In the Days of Destruction and Revolt Zivia Lubetkin 1981 Memoir - - -
6 Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation With Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (uncredited) Marek Edelman ♦ ‡ with Hanna Krall 1986 Memoir - - -
6 Es gibt keinen jüdischen Wohnbezirk in Warschau mehr ! [85] (uncredited) SS Gen. Jürgen Stroop 1943/1979 Report/Diary - - -
6 Conversations with an Executioner [85]
Rozmowy z katem (uncredited)
Kazimierz Moczarski 1972–1974/1975 Non-fiction - - -
6 Emanuel Ringelblum Archives (uncredited) Emanuel Ringelblum ‡ (archivist) 1943 Archive - - -
7 Karol: A Man Who Became Pope * 2005 Giacomo Battiato Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Canada Stories of Karol: The Unknown Life of Pope John Paul II Gian Franco Svidercoschi 2001 Non-fiction - - -
8 Pope John Paul II * 2005 John Kent Harrison Italy, USA, Poland "Gods and Man"
"Bogowie i człowiek"
from Vade-mecum
Cyprian Norwid 1866 Poem - - -
9 Defiance 2008 Edward Zwick USA Defiance: the Bielski Partisans Nechama Tec 1993 Non-fiction - - -
n Warszawa. Année 5703
Warszawa. Rok 5703
1992 Janusz Kijowski Germany, France, Poland ? Jerzy Janicki 199? Novella - - -
n To Be or Not to Be[86] 1942 Ernst Lubitsch USA "To be, or not to be" from Hamlet (uncredited) William Shakespeare (uncredited) c. 1600 Soliloquy - - -
  • Mel Brooks remade the film in 1983 as To Be or Not to Be.
  • ♠ Polish Communist resistance fighters aid the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The first film in Wajda's War Trilogy.
  • ♦ Rotem, Gutman, and Edelman were consultants on the film.
  • ‡ Zuckerman, Rotem, Lubetkin, Edelman and Stroop are characters in the film. Ringelblum is mentioned.
  • ♣ The film is set in the area of Eastern Poland occupied by the Soviet Union in 1939 as Germany's ally, then incorporated into Byelorussia.
  • * TV movie.
Western Europe
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Casablanca [87] 1942 Michael Curtiz USA Everybody Comes to Rick's Murray Burnett & Joan Alison 1940 Play (unproduced) - - -
2 Edge of Darkness 1943 Lewis Milestone USA Edge of Darkness William Woods 1942 Novel - - -
3 The Moon Is Down 1943 Irving Pichel USA The Moon Is Down [6] John Steinbeck [73] 1942 Novel - - -
4 Suicide Mission
Shetlandsgjengen
1954 Michael Forlong UK & Norway The Shetland Bus: A WWII Epic of Escape, Survival, and Adventure David Howarth 1951 Non-fiction - - -
4 None But the Brave
Shetlands-Larsen
Frithjof Sælen 1947 Non-fiction - - -
5 Man of War
Max Manus
2008 Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg Norway Det vil helst gå godt (uncredited) Max Manus (uncredited) 1945 Memoir - - -
5 Det blir alvor (uncredited) Max Manus (uncredited) 1946 Memoir - - -
France
Bulletin ... upcoming release: The Army of Crime by Robert Guédiguian
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Cloak and Dagger 1946 Fritz Lang USA Cloak and Dagger Corey Ford & Alastair MacBain 1946 Non-fiction? - - -
2 The Train 1964 John Frankenheimer USA, France, Italy Le Front de l'art Rose Valland 1961 Non-fiction - - -
3 Army of Shadows 1969 Jean-Pierre Melville France L'Armée des ombres Joseph Kessel 1943 Novel/Memoir - - -
4 Boulevard des hirondelles 1993 Josée Yanne France Ils partiront dans l'ivresse Lucie Aubrac 1984 Memoir - - -
5 Lucie Aubrac 1997 Claude Berri France Ils partiront dans l'ivresse Lucie Aubrac 1984 Memoir - - -
n The Last Train 1973 Pierre Granier-Deferre France & Italy The Train Georges Simenon 1961 Novel - - -
n L'Affiche Rouge 1976 Frank Cassenti France "Red Poster"
"Affiche rouge"
Vichy Ministry
of Information
1944 Propaganda poster - - -
n The Army of Crime
L'Armée du crime
2009 Robert Guédiguian France "Red Poster"
"Affiche rouge"
Vichy Ministry
of Information
1944 Propaganda poster - - -
Frequently filmed: Le Silence de la mer
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Le Silence de la mer 1949 Jean-Pierre Melville France Put Out the Light [4]
Le Silence de la mer
"Vercors" 1942 Novel - - -
Balkans
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
USSR
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Young Guard 1948 Sergei Gerasimov USSR The Young Guard Alexander Fadeyev 1945 Novel - - -
2 Heavy Sand [88] ***
Тяжёлый песок
2008 Anton Barshchevsky
Антон Барщевский
Russia Heavy Sand Anatoly Rybakov 1979 Novel - - -
  • *** TV series.
Italy
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 General della Rovere 1959 Roberto Rossellini Italy Il generale Della Rovere Indro Montanelli 1959 Novel - - -
2 The Long Night of '43 1960 Florestano Vancini Italy, France "Una notte del '43" [89] Giorgio Bassani 1956 Story - - -
3 The Scarlet and the Black 1983 Jerry London USA, UK, Italy The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican J. P. Gallagher 1967 Non-fiction - - -
4 Il partigiano Johnny 2000 Guido Chiesa Italy Il partigiano Johnny Beppe Fenoglio 1968 Novel - - -
Caribbean
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 To Have and Have Not 1944 Howard Hawks USA To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway [7] 1937 Novel - - -
German anti-Nazi opposition

John Keegan prefers the term "opposition" to the term "resistance" in reference to internal German disagreement.[90]

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hitler, Beast of Berlin 1939 "Sherman Scott" USA Goose Step Shepard Traube [91] 193? [28] Novel - - -
2 Pimpernel Smith 1941 Leslie Howard UK The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy 1905 Novel - - -
3 The Night of the Generals 1967 Anatole Litvak UK & France Die Nacht der Generale [92] Hans Hellmut Kirst 1962 Novel - - -
4 Lili Marleen 1981 Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany Der Himmel hat viele Farben Lale Andersen 1972 Memoir - - -
5 Christabel ** 1988 Adrian Shergold UK The Past is Myself [32] Christabel Bielenberg 1968 Memoir - - -
5 The Road Ahead (unconfirmed) Christabel Bielenberg 196? Memoir - - -
6 Karol: A Man Who Became Pope ♦ ** 2005 Giacomo Battiato Poland, Italy, France, Germany, Canada Stories of Karol: The Unknown Life of Pope John Paul II Gian Franco Svidercoschi 2001 Non-fiction - - -
7 Sophie Scholl – The Final Days
Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage
2005 Marc Rothemund Germany ? ? 1943 Transcripts (unpublished) [93] - - -
n Watch on the Rhine 1943 Herman Shumlin USA Watch on the Rhine [94] Lillian Hellman 1941 Play - - -
  • ♠ The film that inspired Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg.
  • ♦ A Catholic German officer is executed in Poland.
  • ** TV miniseries.

Military intelligence and Espionage

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Confessions of a Nazi Spy 1939 Anatole Litvak USA ? Leon G. Turrou 193? Articles - - -
2 Ministry of Fear 1944 Fritz Lang USA The Ministry of Fear [6] Graham Greene 1943 Novel - - -
3 5 Fingers 1952 Joseph L. Mankiewicz USA Operation Cicero L.C. Moyzisch 1950 Non-fiction - - -
4 The Man Who Never Was 1956 Ronald Neame UK The Man Who Never Was Ewen Montagu 1954 Non-fiction - - -
5 I Was Monty's Double 1958 John Guillermin UK I Was Monty's Double M. E. Clifton James 1954 Non-fiction - - -
6 The Pigeon That Took Rome 1962 Melville Shavelson USA The Easter Dinner Donald Downes 195? Novel - - -
7 Triple Cross 1966 Terence Young UK & France The Eddie Chapman Story Frank Owen 196? Non-fiction - - -
8 Seventeen Moments of Spring *
Семнадцать мгновений весны
1973 Tatyana Lioznova USSR The Himmler Ploy "Yulian Semyonov" 1968 Novel - - -
9 Salon Kitty 1976 Tinto Brass Italy, West Germany, France Salon Kitty. Report einer geheimen Reichssache Peter Norden 1970 Novel? - - -
10 Eye of the Needle 1981 Richard Marquand UK Eye of the Needle [95] Ken Follett 1978 Novel - - -
11 Enigma 2001 Michael Apted UK, USA Enigma [6] Robert Harris 1995 Novel - - -
n 36 Hours 1965 George Seaton USA "Beware of the Dog"
from Over to You
Roald Dahl 1944/
1946
Story - - -
n Night Train to Munich 1940 Carol Reed UK Report on a Fugitive (uncredited) Gordon Wellesley (uncredited) 193? Novel - - -
Neutral powers
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Mask of Dimitrios 1944 Jean Negulesco USA The Mask of Dimitrios Eric Ambler 1939 Novel - - -

Home Guard

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 1943 Michael Powell &
Emeric Pressburger
UK ? David Low 193? Cartoons - - -

Military bases

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Major and the Minor 1942 Billy Wilder USA Connie Goes Home Edward Childs Carpenter 194? Play - - -
1 "Sunny Goes Home" Fannie Kilbourne 194? Story - - -
2 On the Fiddle 1961 Cyril Frankel UK Stop at a Winner R.F. Delderfield 195? Novel - - -
3 Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 1972 Norman Cohen UK Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Spike Milligan 1971 Memoir - - -
4 A Soldier's Story 1984 Norman Jewison USA A Soldier's Play [97][98] Charles Fuller 1981 Play - - -
5 Biloxi Blues 1988 Mike Nichols USA Biloxi Blues [99] Neil Simon 1985 Play - - -
Enlistment
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Lost Boundaries 1949 Alfred L. Werker USA Lost Boundaries William L. White 1948 Novel - - -

Military hospitals

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella USA The English Patient
[100][101][102][6]
Michael Ondaatje 1992 Novel - - -
2 Something The Lord Made ♠ * 2004 Joseph Sargent USA "Like Something the Lord Made" Katie McCabe 1989 Article - - -
3 The Haunted Airman * 2006 Chris Durlacher UK The Haunting of Toby Jugg Dennis Wheatley 1948 Novel - - -
  • ♠ A film about pioneering civilian open-heart surgery which led to a World War II military application.
  • * TV movie.

Military justice and Courts-martial

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell 1955 Otto Preminger USA Winged Defense (uncredited) Billy Mitchell (uncredited) 1925 Non-fiction - - -
2 The Execution of Private Slovik * 1974 Lamont Johnson USA The Execution of Private Slovik William Bradford Huie 1954 Non-fiction - - -
3 Firing Squad * 1991 Michel Andrieu Canada & France Execution [103] Colin McDougall 1958 Novel - - -

Involuntary confinement

POWs
Bulletin ... upcoming film: The Way Back by Peter Weir
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Wooden Horse 1950 Jack Lee UK The Wooden Horse Eric Williams 1949 Novel/Memoir - - -
2 Stalag 17 1953 Billy Wilder USA Stalag 17 Donald Bevan & Edmund Trzcinski 195? Play - - -
3 The One That Got Away 1957 Roy Ward Baker UK The One That Got Away Kendal Burt & James Leasor 1956 Non-fiction - - -
4 The Password is Courage 1962 Andrew L. Stone UK Charles Coward: My Life is Yours John Castle 196? Non-fiction - - -
5 The Elusive Corporal 1962 Jean Renoir France Le Caporal épinglé Jacques Perret 1947 Novel - - -
6 The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges USA The Great Escape Paul Brickhill 1950 Non-fiction - - -
7 Von Ryan's Express 1965 Mark Robson USA Von Ryan's Express David Westheimer 1964 Novel - - -
8 Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 George Roy Hill USA Slaughterhouse-Five [6] Kurt Vonnegut 1969 Novel - - -
9 Summer of My German Soldier * 1978 Michael Tuchner USA Summer of My German Soldier Bette Greene 1973 Novel - - -
10 The Ogre 1996 Volker Schlöndorff France, Germany, UK The Erl King
Le Roi des aulnes [104]
Michel Tournier 1970 Novel - - -
11 In Love and War * 2001 John Kent Harrison USA Love and War in the Apennines Eric Newby 1971 Novel/
Memoir
- - -
12 Hart's War 2002 Gregory Hoblit USA Hart's War John Katzenbach 1999 Novel - - -
13 Colditz * 2005 Stuart Orme UK Colditz: The Definitive History [105] (uncredited) Henry Chancellor (uncredited) 200? Non-fiction - - -
14 Katyń 2007 Andrzej Wajda Poland Post Mortem: The Story of Katyń [106] Andrzej Mularczyk 2007 Novel - - -
15 The Way Back 2010 Peter Weir USA The Long Walk:
The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Slavomir Rawicz with Ronald Downing (ghostwriter) 1956? Memoir (purported) - - -
n As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me ♣ **
So weit die Füße tragen
1959 Fritz Umgelter West Germany As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
So weit die Füße tragen
Josef M. Bauer 1955 Novel - - -
n As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
So weit die Füße tragen
2001 Hardy Martins Germany As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me
So weit die Füße tragen
Josef M. Bauer 1955 Novel - - -
n Embajadores en el infierno
Embajadores en el infierno
1956 José María Forqué Spanish State Embajador en el infierno [107]
Embajador en el infierno. Memorias del Capitán Palacios (once años de cautiverio en Rusia)
Torcuato Luca de Tena & Teodoro Palacios Cueto 1956? Novel/
Memoir
- - -
  • Ambassadors in Hell is the story of Spanish POWs in the Soviet Union.
  • ♣ The tale of a German POW, Clemens Forell, escaping from a Soviet gulag is based on a genuine prisoner.
  • * TV movie.
  • ** TV miniseries.
Frequently filmed: Colditz: The Colditz Story
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Colditz Story 1955 Guy Hamilton UK Colditz: The Colditz Story P.R. Reid 1952 Memoir Colditz 1972–1974 UK
2 The Birdmen * 1971 Philip Leacock USA Colditz: The Colditz Story & Latter Days at Colditz (uncredited) P.R. Reid (uncredited) 1952 & 1953 Memoirs - - -
  • ♠ Reid is credited as technical consultant, rather than author.
  • * TV movie.
Bulletin ... film currently in development: Fuga sul Kenya by Gabriele Iacovone
Frequently filmed: No Picnic on Mount Kenya
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Ascent 1994 Donald Shebib Canada & USA No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three P.O.W.s' Escape to Adventure Felice Benuzzi 1948 Memoir - - -
2 Fuga sul Kenya
Fuga sul Kenya
2009 Gabriele Iacovone Italy No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three P.O.W.s' Escape to Adventure Felice Benuzzi 1948 Memoir - - -
Frequently filmed: The Last Duel
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
3 Escape to Victory aka Victory 1981 John Huston USA The Last Duel (uncredited) ? (uncredited) 196? Play - - -
Convicts
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Hill 1965 Sidney Lumet UK The Hill Ray Rigby & R.S. Allen 196? Play - - -
2 Borstal Boy 2000 Peter Sheridan UK & Ireland Borstal Boy Brendan Behan 1958 Novel/
Memoir
- - -
3 The Final Battle of Major Pugachov [108]
Последний бой майора Пугачёва
2005 Vladimir Fatyanov Russia "The Final Battle"
"Последний бой" [109]
from The Kolyma Tales
Varlam Shalamov 1959/
1954–1973
Story - - -
Civilians
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Ich klage an 1941 Wolfgang Liebeneiner Nazi Germany Sendung und Gewissen Hellmuth Unger 194? Novel - - -
2 Naked Among Wolves 1959 Frank Beyer East Germany Nackt unter Wölfen Bruno Apitz 1958 Novel - - -
3 Transport from Paradise
Transport z ráje
1962 Zbyněk Brynych Czechoslovakia Night and Hope
Noc a naděje
Arnošt Lustig 1957 Novel - - -
4 Jacob, the Liar 1975 Frank Beyer East Germany & Czechoslovakia Jakob, der Lügner Jurek Becker 1969 Novel - - -
5 Playing for Time * 1980 Daniel Mann USA Sursis pour l'orchestre Fania Fénelon 1976? Memoir - - -
6 The Assault 1986 Fons Rademakers Netherlands The Assault [6] Harry Mulisch 1982 Novel - - -
7 Escape from Sobibor * 1987 Jack Gold USA Escape from Sobibor Richard Rashke 19?? Non-fiction - - -
8 Korczak 1990 Andrzej Wajda Poland King Matthew the First
Król Maciuś Pierwszy (uncredited)
Janusz Korczak (uncredited) 1923 Children's book - - -
9 Bent 1997 Sean Mathias UK Bent [110] Martin Sherman 1979 Play - - -
10 Jakob the Liar 1999 Peter Kassovitz France, USA, Hungary Jakob, der Lügner Jurek Becker 1969 Novel - - -
11 Aimée & Jaguar 1999 Max Färberböck Germany Aimée & Jaguar. Eine Liebesgeschichte, Berlin 1943 Erica Fischer 1994 Non-fiction - - -
12 The Grey Zone 2001 Tim Blake Nelson USA Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account Miklós Nyiszli 19?? Memoir - - -
13 The Ninth Day 2004 Volker Schlöndorff Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic Pfarrerblock 25487 Father Jean Bernard 19?? Memoir - - -
14 Fateless 2005 Lajos Koltai Hungary & Germany Fateless Imre Kertész [111] 1975 Novel - - -
15 The Counterfeiters 2007 Stefan Ruzowitzky Austria & Germany Des Teufels Werkstatt: Im Fälscherkommando des KZ Sachsenhausen Adolf Burger 1983 Memoir - - -
16 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 2008 Mark Herman UK & USA The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas [112] John Boyne 2006 Novel - - -
n Reportáž psaná na oprátce 1961 Jaroslav Balík Czechoslovakia Notes from the Gallows
Reportáž psaná na oprátce
Julius Fučík [113] 1947/
1995
Memoir (posthumous) - - -
n Tea with Mussolini 1999 Franco Zeffirelli Italy & UK Autobiografia Franco Zeffirelli 199? Autobiography - - -
n God on Trial * 2008 Andy de Emmony UK & USA The Trial of God
Le procès de Shamgorod tel qu'il se déroula le 25 février 1649 (uncredited)
Elie Wiesel [114] (uncredited) 1979 Play - - -
  • ♠ The infamous Nazi film which calmly advocates euthanasia for physically ill patients. This surprisingly unhysterical hospital film plays like a 1970s medical TV movie.
  • ♦ Fischer's follow-up book is entitled Das kurze Leben der Jüdin Felice Schragenheim. "Jaguar", Berlin 1922-Bergen-Belsen 1945. (English: The Short Life of the Jewess Felice Schragenheim. "Jaguar", Berlin 1922 - Bergen-Belsen 1945), 2002.
  • ♥ The premise for the film originated in Wiesel's recollection from Auschwitz and the basis for his own play.
  • * TV movie.
Frequently filmed: The Diary of a Young Girl
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens USA The Diary of Anne Frank [115][116][117][118] Frances Goodrich &
Albert Hackett
1955 Play - - -
1 The Diary of a Young Girl [4] Anne Frank 1947 Diary - - -
2 The Diary of Anne Frank * 1980 Boris Sagal USA The Diary of Anne Frank Frances Goodrich &
Albert Hackett
1955 Play - - -
3 Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank * 1982 ? East Germany The Diary of Anne Frank Frances Goodrich &
Albert Hackett
1955 Play - - -
4 The Diary of Anne Frank * 2009 Jon Jones UK The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank 1947 Diary - - -
  • * TV movie.
Saviours

(In biographical film order: Raoul Wallenberg, Miep Gies, Oskar Schindler, Varian Fry, Giorgio Perlasca, Wilm Hosenfeld)
(Original screenplay films only: Charlie Grant, Maximilian Kolbe, Nicholas Winton)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story * 1985 Lamont Johnson USA & Yugoslavia Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Thurston B. Clarke 198? Non-fiction - - -
2 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank * 1988 John Erman USA & UK Anne Frank Remembered (?) Miep Gies 198? Memoir - - -
3 Schindler's List [119] 1993 Steven Spielberg USA Schindler's Ark [120][121] Thomas Keneally 1982 Novel - - -
4 Varian's War 2001 Lionel Chetwynd UK, USA, Canada Surrender on Demand Varian Fry 1945 Memoir - - -
5 Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man 2002 Alberto Negrin Italy La banalità del bene Enrico Deaglio 1993 Novel - - -
6 The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom The Pianist
Śmerć miasta
Władysław Szpilman 1946 Memoir - - -

Other atrocities

Bulletin ... Film currently in development: Babi Yar by director unknown
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Gentle Gunman 1952 Basil Dearden UK The Gentle Gunman Roger MacDougall 195? Play - - -
2 Two Women ♣♣ 1960 Vittorio De Sica Italy La Ciociara Alberto Moravia 1958 Novel - - -
3 The Camp Followers
Le soldatesse
1965 Valerio Zurlini Yugoslavia, Italy, France,
West Germany
Le soldatesse [122] Ugo Pirro 1956 Novel - - -
4 The Adventures of Werner Holt
Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt
1965 Joachim Kunert East Germany Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt.
Roman einer Jugend.
(Part 1)
Dieter Noll 1960 Novel/
Memoir
- - -
5 Massacre in Rome ♠♠ 1973 George P. Cosmatos Italy Death in Rome Robert Katz 1967 Non-fiction - - -
6 Strange Gardens 2003 Jean Becker France Effroyables jardins Michel Quint 2000 Novel - - -
  • ♣ About IRA terrorists who planted bombs in the London Underground during the Blitz.
  • ♣♣ About the Marocchinate, Italian women liberated only to be raped by Moroccan Goumiers.
  • ♠ About Greek prostitutes who are pressganged into service in an Italian Army brothel in Albania.
  • ♠♠ About the Ardeatine Caves massacre.
  • ♦ About a fictional reprisal against French hostages.

Refugees and Displaced persons

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Arch of Triumph 1948 Lewis Milestone USA Arch of Triumph Erich Maria Remarque 1945 Novel - - -
2 The Juggler 1953 Edward Dmytryk USA The Juggler Michael Blankfort 195? Novel - - -
3 Me and the Colonel 1958 Peter Glenville USA Jacobowsky and the Colonel [123]
Jacobowsky und der Oberst.
Komödie einer Tragödie in drei Akten
Franz Werfel 1944 Play - - -
4 Jacobowsky und der Oberst 1967 Rainer Wolffhardt West Germany Jacobowsky und der Oberst.
Komödie einer Tragödie in drei Akten
Franz Werfel 1944 Play - - -
5 Dita Saxová 1968 Antonín Moskalyk Czechoslovakia Dita Saxova
Dita Saxová
Arnošt Lustig 1962 Novel - - -
6 Voyage of the Damned 1976 Stuart Rosenberg USA Voyage of the Damned Gordon Thomas & Max Morgan-Witts 1974 Non-fiction - - -
7 The Truce 1997 Francesco Rosi Italy, France, Germany The Truce Primo Levi 1962 Memoir - - -
n The Boat Is Full
Das Boot ist voll
1981 Markus Imhoof Switzerland, West Germany, Austria Das Boot ist voll. Die Flüchtlingspolitik der Schweiz 1933–1945 Alfred A. Häsler 1967 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Most of the story takes place in Israel in 1949.

Occupation and Collaboration

Central Europe
Bulletin ... film currently in development: The Nazi Officer's Wife by Mike Figgis
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Shop on Main Street 1965 Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos Czechoslovakia "Past" Ladislav Grosman 1962 Story - - -
2 Closely Watched Trains 1966 Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia Ostře sledované vlaky Bohumil Hrabal 1964 Novella - - -
3 Der Bockerer 1981 Franz Antel Austria & West Germany Der Bockerer Ulrich Becher & Peter Preses 1946 Play - - -
4 Europa Europa 1990 Agnieszka Holland Germany, France, Poland Ich war Hitlerjunge Salomon Solomon Perel 1989 Memoir - - -
5 Der Bockerer * 2009 Hannes Rossacher Austria Der Bockerer Ulrich Becher & Peter Preses 1946 Play - - -
6 The Nazi Officer's Wife 2011 Mike Figgis USA (?) The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin 1999 Memoir - - -
  • ♠ Vienna during the Nazi occupation of Austria. This film is followed by three sequels, each covering a different episode of Austrian history.
  • * TV movie.
Poland
Bulletin ... film currently in development: Wartime Lies by director unknown
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Unvanquished City
Robinson warszawski
1950 Jerzy Zarzycki Poland The Pianist
Śmerć miasta (uncredited)
Władysław Szpilman ♠ (uncredited) 1946 Memoir - - -
2 The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski France, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom The Pianist
Śmerć miasta
Władysław Szpilman 1946 Memoir - - -
3 Katyń 2007 Andrzej Wajda Poland Post Mortem: The Story of Katyń [106] Andrzej Mularczyk 2007 Novel - - -
4 Wartime Lies 2011 ? USA Wartime Lies
[124][125][6]
Louis Begley 1991 Novel/Memoir - - -
  • ♠ The IMDb credits a novel by Czesław Miłosz,[126] but no such novel exists. Another tale of the film's origin has Miłosz basing his screenplay on Szpilman's memoir.[127]
Denmark and Norway
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Hamsun 1996 Jan Troell Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark Processen mod Hamsun Thorkild Hansen 1978 Non-fiction - - -
1 Regnbuen Marie Hamsun 1953 Autobiography - - -
Low Countries
France
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Killing of Father Christmas
L'Assassinat du Père Noël
1941 Christian-Jaque Occupied France L'Assassinat du Père Noël Pierre Véry 1934 Novel - - -
2 A Soldier's Tale 1988 Larry Parr New Zealand A Soldier's Tale M.K. Joseph 198? Novel - - -
3 Laissez-passer 2002 Bertrand Tavernier France Action ! Jean-Devaivre 2002 Memoir - - -
Battle of Marseille

22–24 January 1943

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Seven Thundersaka
The Beasts of Marseilles
Les Sept Tonnerres
1989 Hugo Fregonese UK Seven Thunders (?) Rupert Croft-Cooke 195? Novel - - -
Oradour Massacre

10 June 1944

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Souvenir 1989 Geoffrey Reeve UK Souvenir Paul Wheeler 198? Novel - - -
Balkans
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Last Mission
Τελευταία αποστολή
1949 [130] Nikos Tsiforos
Νίκος Τσιφόρος
Greece Teleftaia apostoli Nikos Tsiforos 194? Novel - - -
2 The Travelling Players
Ο Θίασος
1975 Theodoros Angelopoulos Greece Oresteia (uncredited) Aeschylus (uncredited) 458 BC Trilogy - - -

Home front

The Blitz

7 September 1940 – 10 May 1941

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mrs. Miniver [43] 1942 William Wyler USA Mrs. Miniver Jan Struther 1939 Novel (originally newspaper columns) Mrs. Miniver 1960 USA
2 Journey for Margaret 1942 W. S. Van Dyke USA Journey for Margaret William Lindsay White 1941 Novel - - -
3 Danger UXB *** 1979 Ferdinand Fairfax, Douglas Camfield, et al. UK Unexploded Bomb, a History of Bomb Disposal Major A. B. Hartley, MBE 1958 Memoir - - -
  • *** TV series.
Commonwealth
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Medal for the General 1944 Maurice Elvey UK Medal for the General James Ronald 194? Novel - - -
2 The Heart of the Matter 1953 George More O'Ferrall UK The Heart of the Matter [131] Graham Greene 1948 Novel - - -
3 The Tin Flute
Bonheur d'occasion
1983 Claude Fournier Canada The Tin Flute [132][133]
Bonheur d'occasion
Gabrielle Roy [134] 1945 Novel - - -
4 The Dresser 1983 Peter Yates UK The Dresser [135] Ronald Harwood 1980 Play - - -
5 The Land Girls 1998 David Leland UK Land Girls Angela Huth 19?? Novel - - -
6 Nowhere in Africa 2001 Caroline Link Germany Nirgendwo in Afrika Stefanie Zweig 1998 Novel/Memoir - - -
United States
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
USSR
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Fate of a Man
Судьба человека
1959 Sergei Bondarchuk USSR "Sudba cheloveka" Mikhail Sholokhov [60] 1957 Story - - -
2 Zosya
Зося
1967 Mikhail Bogin USSR & Poland "Zosya" "Зося" Vladimir Bogomolov 1963 Story - - -
3 Dzhamilya
Джамиля
1969 Irina Poplavskaya USSR Jamilya Chingiz Aytmatov 1958 Novel - - -
4 Twenty Days Without War
Двадцать дней без войны
1976 Aleksei German USSR "Dvadtsat dney bez voyny" (?) Konstantin Simonov [53] 196? Story - - -
5 Jamila 1994 Monica Teuber Germany & Kyrgyzstan Jamilya Chingiz Aytmatov 1958 Novel - - -
6 La dernière lettre 2002 Frederick Wiseman France & USA Lettre au fils [136] Alexis Berelowitch (translator) 199? Play - - -
6 Life and Fate [6] (excerpt) Vasily Grossman 1959 Novel - - -
7 Waltz with Bashir ♦ † α 2008 Ari Folman Israel Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story Ari Folman &
David Polonsky
2009 Memoir/
Graphic novel
- - -
  • ♠ The film concerns a war correspondent, based on Simonov, in Tashkent to oversee a film production based on his work.[137]
  • ♦ The film includes a brief World War II scene.
  • † Dramatized documentary.
  • α Animated film.
Morale
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 This is the Army 1943 Michael Curtiz USA This is the Army Irving Berlin 1942 Musical - - -
1 Yip Yip Yaphank Irving Berlin 1918 Musical - - -
Axis
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La Storia ♠ * 1986 Luigi Comencini Italy, France,
West Germany, Spain
History: A Novel
La Storia [6]
Elsa Morante 1974 Novel - - -
  • ♠ A shortened version of the film was released to cinemas.[138]
  • * TV movie.
Legacy
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mariana, Mariana 1987 Alberto Isaac Mexico Las batallas en el desierto José Emilio Pacheco 1981 Novel - - -
  • ♠ Mexican schoolboys growing up with a Japanese classmate in Colonia Roma, Mexico City in 1948 play at the battles of the desert campaign.[139]

Demobilization

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Best Years of Our Lives [87] 1946 William Wyler USA Glory for Me MacKinlay Kantor 1945 Novella
(in blank verse)
- - -
2 Crossfire 1947 Edward Dmytryk USA The Brick Foxhole Richard Brooks 1945 Novel - - -
3 I Was a Male War Bride 1949 Howard Hawks USA "I was an Alien Spouse of Female Military Personnel..." Henri Rochard 1946? Story/Memoir - - -
4 Path of Hope
Il cammino della speranza
1950 Pietro Germi Italy Cuori negli abissi [140] Nino de Maria 194? Novel - - -
5 Back at the Front 1952 George Sherman USA Up Front (characters) Bill Mauldin 1945? Memoir/Cartoons - - -
6 Tit-Coq 1953 René Delacroix & Gratien Gélinas Canada Tit-Coq Gratien Gélinas 1948 Play - - -
7 Wedding in White 1972 William Fruet Canada Wedding in White William Fruet 1977 [50] (collected edition) Play - - -
n Hell Is Sold Out 1951 Michael Anderson UK Hell Is Sold Out
?
"Maurice Dekobra" 1948 [11] (in English) Novel - - -
n The Miniver Story 1950 H.C. Potter USA Mrs. Miniver (characters) Jan Struther 1939 Novel (originally newspaper columns) - - -
n Katyń 2007 Andrzej Wajda Poland Post Mortem: The Story of Katyń [106] Andrzej Mularczyk 2007 Novel - - -
n Ride the Pink Horse 1947 Robert Montgomery USA Ride the Pink Horse Dorothy B. Hughes 1946 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The victim in the film story is a Jew, changed from the homosexual victim of the novel.
  • ♥ Poverty-stricken Sicilians struggle to reach France and a new life.
  • ♣ Sequel to Up Front (1951). Now reservists, Willie and Joe are recalled for occupation duty in Japan.
  • ♦ The title Tit-Coq may appear rude to English speakers from outside Canada, but it simply employs the standard form for a man's nickname in Quebec French. The title means "Little Rooster", in the same way that Tit-Jean would mean "Johnny".

Occupation of Greater Germany

For Berlin and Vienna, see the List of films based on war books — post-1945.
For Germany and Austria, see the List of films based on war books — peace.

Justice and Retribution

Nazis
Bulletin ... film currently in production: Iron Cross by Joshua Newton
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Condemned of Altona 1962 Vittorio De Sica Italy & France Les Séquestrés d'Altona Jean-Paul Sartre [141] 1959 Play - - -
2 The ODESSA File 1974 Ronald Neame UK & West Germany The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth 1972 Novel - - -
3 The Man in the Glass Booth 1975 Arthur Hiller USA The Man in the Glass Booth & The Man in the Glass Booth [142] (uncredited) Robert Shaw (uncredited) 1967 Novel & Play - - -
4 Marathon Man 1976 John Schlesinger USA Marathon Man William Goldman 1974 Novel - - -
5 In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 ♠ † * 1992 Brian McKenna Canada The Valour and the Horror Merilyn Simonds 1991 Non-fiction - - -
5 The Canadian Army and the Normandy Campaign: A Study of Failure in High Command (uncredited) Lt. Col. John A. English (uncredited) 1991 Non-fiction - - -
6 The Man Who Captured Eichmann 1996 William A. Graham USA Eichmann in My Hands Peter Z. Malkin & Harry Stein 1990 Memoir - - -
7 Mother Night 1996 Keith Gordon USA Mother Night Kurt Vonnegut 1961 Novel - - -
8 Nuremberg * 2000 Yves Simoneau Canada & USA Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial Joseph E. Persico 199? Non-fiction - - -
9 The Reader 2008 Stephen Daldry USA, Germany, UK The Reader
Der Vorleser
Bernhard Schlink 1995 Novel - - -
n The House on Garibaldi Street * 1979 Peter Collinson USA The House on Garibaldi Street Isser Harel 1975 Memoir - - -
n Taking Sides
Der Fall Furtwängler
2001 István Szabó France, UK, Germany, Austria Taking Sides Ronald Harwood 1995 Play - - -
n ? (uncredited) Wilhelm Furtwängler (uncredited) 194? Diary - - -
n The Quiller Memorandum 1966 Sidney J. Furie UK The Berlin Memorandum [143] "Adam Hall" 1965 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film includes the trial of SS General Kurt Meyer for the murder of POWs.
  • † Dramatized documentary.
  • * TV movie.
Fascists
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Captain Carey, U.S.A. 1950 Mitchell Leisen USA No Surrender Martha Albrand 194? Novel - - -
Pétainistes, Rexists, quislings
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Uranus 1990 Claude Berri France Uranus Marcel Aymé 1948 Novel - - -
2 The Statement 2003 Norman Jewison Canada, France, UK The Statement Brian Moore 1995 Novel - - -
Allied traitors

(See also Cocos Islands Mutiny)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Pierrepoint 1995 Adrian Shergold UK Executioner: Pierrepoint Albert Pierrepoint 1974 Memoir - - -
Stalinist jurisprudence
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 1970 Caspar Wrede UK & Norway One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [144] 1962 Novel - - -
  • ♠ A returning Soviet soldier is sentenced to the Gulag for having been captured earlier by the Germans.

Memorial

Well-known scenes of this kind appear in Saving Private Ryan. There is a lesser-known scene in Days of Glory.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium 1969 Mel Stuart USA "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" The New Yorker 1965 Cartoon - - -
2 The General of the Dead Army 1983 Luciano Tovoli Italy The General of the Dead Army [4][6]
Gjenerali i ushtrisë së vdekur
Ismail Kadare 1963 Novel - - -
3 War Requiem 1988 Derek Jarman UK "Anthem for Doomed Youth" et al. Wilfred Owen 1917 Poems - - -
4 The Return of the Dead Army
Kthimi i ushtrisë së vdekur
1989 Dhimitër Anagnosti Albania The General of the Dead Army (characters) Ismail Kadare 1963 Novel - - -
5 Decoration Day * 1990 Robert Markowitz USA Decoration Day John William Corrington 198? Novella - - -
6 Everything Is Illuminated 2005 Liev Schreiber USA Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer 2002 Novel - - -
n Souvenir 1989 Geoffrey Reeve UK Souvenir Paul Wheeler 198? Novel - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country Category
1 Scum of the Earth Arthur Koestler 1941 Memoir Austria, UK Internment
(undesirable alien)
2 Flight to Arras
Pilote de guerre
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 1942 Novel/
Memoir
France Air operations
(Battle of France)
3 La bête est morte ! Victor Dancette et
Jacques Zimmermann,
Edmond-François Calvo
1944 Bande dessinée Occupied
France
(anthropomorphic animals)
4 "Les Fourmis"
from Les Fourmis
Boris Vian 1944?/
1949
Story France Western Europe
(Battle of Normandy)
5 Strange Defeat [32]
L'Étrange Défaite.
Témoignage écrit en 1940
Capt. Marc Bloch 1946 (posthumous) Memoir France Western Europe
(Battle of France)
6 Man's Search for Meaning
… trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen
Viktor Frankl 1946 Memoir/
Non-fiction
Austria Internment
(Shoah)
7 The Gallery [6] John Horne Burns 1947 Stories USA Italy
8 The Forests of the Night
Les Forêts de la nuit [145][6]
"Jean-Louis Curtis" 1947 Novel France Collaboration
(France)
9 The Path to the Nest of Spiders
Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno [146][6]
Italo Calvino 1947 Novel Italy Occupation
(Italy)
10 Guard of Honor [147] James Gould Cozzens 1948 Novel USA Military base
(USAAF)
11 Turvey Earle Birney [148] 1949 Novel Canada Western Europe
(Canadian Army humour)
12 Panzer Leader [32]
Erinnerungen eines Soldaten
Heinz Guderian 1950 Memoir West Germany
13 Night Elie Wiesel [149] 1955 Memoir Romania Internment
(Shoah)
14 HMS Ulysses [6] Alistair MacLean 1955 Novel UK Naval operations
15 Lost Victories [32]
Verlorene Siege
Erich von Manstein 1955 Memoir West Germany Eastern front
16 Daedalus Returned [32] Friedrich von der Heydte 1958 Memoir West Germany Balkans,
Western Europe
17 The Flanders Road [6] Claude Simon [27] 1960 Novel France Western Europe
(Fall of France)
18 Inside Hitler's Headquarters: 1939-1945 [32] Walter Warlimont 1962 Memoir West Germany Politics
Eastern front
19 Dog Years [6]
Hundejahre
Günter Grass [55] 1963 Novel West Germany Home front
20 Babi Yar: A Document
in the Form of a Novel
[6]
Anatoly Kuznetsov 1966/
1970
Novel USSR Atrocities
(Shoah)
21 Wartime [32] Milovan Djilas 1977 Memoir Yugoslavia Balkans
22 The Regiment
And No Birds Sang
Farley Mowat 1955/
1979
Memoirs Canada Italy
23 A Soldier's Legacy [6]
Das Vermächtnis. Erzählung.
Heinrich Böll [150] 1948/
1982
Novel West Germany Western Europe,
Eastern front
24 The Pork Butcher [6] David Hughes 1984 [11] Novel UK Atrocities
25 The Berlin Diaries 1940–1945[151][32] Princess
Marie Vassiltchikov
1985 [11] Diary White Russian
émigrée
Resistance
(July 20 plot)
26 The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman [6] Andrzej Szczypiorski 1986 Novel Poland Occupation
(Poland)
27 Maus: A Survivor's Tale [152][153] Art Spiegelman 1986 Graphic novel/
Biography
USA (anthropomorphic animals)
28 The Silent Angel [6]
Der Engel schwieg
Heinrich Böll [150] 1949/
1992 (posthumous)
Novel Germany Demobilization
29 The Holy City: a Tale of Clydebank [6] Meg Henderson 1997 [11] Novel UK? Home front
  • ♠ A film version by Mathieu Kassovitz was announced in 2005.[154]
  • ♥ John Keegan mistakenly gives the original German title as Achtung - Panzer!, a different book first published in 1937.
  • ♦ A 2001 film version has an incomplete listing at the IMDb, implying an announcement rather than a production.

Histories never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country Category
n The Last Days of Hitler [32]¤ Hugh Trevor-Roper 1947 Non-fiction UK Politics
n The Struggle for Europe [32] Chester Wilmot 1952 Non-fiction Australia European theatre
n Disputed Barricade:
the life and times of Josip Broz-Tito, Marshal of Yugoslavia
[32]
Maj. Gen.
Fitzroy MacLean
1957 Non-fiction/
Memoir
UK Politics, Balkans
n The Beginning of the Road:
The Story of the Battle for Stalingrad
[32]
Marshal
Vasily Chuikov
1963
(in English)
Memoir/
Non-fiction
USSR Eastern front
n The Last Battle [32] Cornelius Ryan 1966 Non-fiction USA Western Europe
(Fall of Berlin)
n The Breaking Wave:
The Second World War in the Summer of 1940
[32]
Telford Taylor 1967 Non-fiction USA Air operations
(Battle of Britain)
n To Lose a Battle: France 1940 [32] Alistair Horne 1969 Non-fiction UK Western Europe
(Battle of France)
n Dönitz: The Last Führer [32] Peter Padfield 1970 Biography UK Naval operations
n The Siege of Leningrad [32] Leon Goure 1971 Non-fiction USA Eastern front
n Alex: The Life of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis [32] Nigel Nicolson 1973 Biography UK Politics
n The Road To Stalingrad:
Stalin's War With Germany, Volume 1
[32]
John Erickson 1975 Non-fiction UK Eastern front
n Hitler's War [32] David Irving 1977 Non-fiction UK Politics
n Nothing but Honor:
The Story of the Warsaw Uprising, 1944
[32]
Janusz K. Zawodny 1978 Non-fiction Poland, USA Resistance
(Poland)
n The Crucible of War [32] Barrie Pitt 1980 Non-fiction UK North Africa
n Eisenhower's Lieutenants: The Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945 [32] Russell Weigley 1981 Non-fiction USA Western Europe
n The Road to Berlin:
Stalin's War with Germany, Volume 2
[32]
John Erickson 1983 Non-fiction UK Eastern front
n The Anglo-French Clash in Lebanon and Syria, 1940-45 [32] A.B. Gaunson 1987 Non-fiction UK (?) Middle East
n Norway, 1940 [32] François Kersaudy 1987 Non-fiction USA (?) Western Europe
(Norwegian Campaign)
n The Aegean Mission:
Allied Operations in the Dodecanese, 1943
[32]
Jeffrey Holland 1988 Non-fiction UK (?) Balkans

Pacific and Burma Theatres

Politics and Diplomacy 

Axis Powers 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Blood on the Sun 1945 Frank Lloyd USA Tanaka Memorial Baron Tanaka Giichi (ascribed) 1927 Non-fiction - - -
2 Japan's Longest Day 1967 Kihachi Okamoto Japan Nihon no ichiban nagai hi Soichi Oya 196? Novel - - -
  • ♠ Many scholars consider this Japanese policy document to be a fake.
Allied Powers 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Give 'em Hell, Harry! 1975 Steve Binder & Peter H. Hunt USA Give 'em Hell, Harry! Samuel Gallu 197? Play - - -
2 Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking * 1976 Daniel Petrie USA Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman [34] Merle Miller 1974 Memoir/
Non-fiction
- - -
3 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years * 1977 Daniel Petrie USA Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers [35][36] Joseph P. Lash 197? Non-fiction - - -
4 The King Chronicle ♦ * 1988 Donald Brittain Canada Diaries William Lyon Mackenzie King 19?? Diaries - - -
5 Truman ♠ * 1995 Frank Pierson USA Truman [155] David McCullough 1992 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ The films about Pres. Truman cover his infantry experience in World War I but his command decisions in World War II (and Korea).
  • The King Chronicle, Part 3 — Mackenzie King and the Zombie Army.
  • * TV movie.

Pearl Harbor, Hong Kong, Thailand

7–8 December 1941

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 From Here to Eternity [156] 1953 Fred Zinnemann USA From Here to Eternity [157][6] James Jones 1951 Novel - - -
2 Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Richard Fleischer USA & Japan At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor [158]¤ Gordon W. Prange 1981 Non-fiction
(in manuscript)
- - -
2 The Broken Seal Ladislas Farago 1967 Non-fiction - - -
3 A Savage Christmas: The Fall of Hong Kong † * 1992 Brian McKenna Canada The Valour and the Horror Merilyn Simonds 1991 Non-fiction - - -
  • † Dramatized documentary.
  • * TV movie.
Frequently filmed: Sunset at Chaophraya

คู่กรรม

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Land operations – Pacific Campaigns

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Fighting Seabees 1944 Edward Ludwig USA "Donovan's Army" Borden Chase 194? Story - - -
2 Beachhead 1954 Stuart Heisler USA I've Got Mine Richard G. Hubler 1946 Novel - - -
3 Between Heaven and Hell 1956 Richard Fleischer USA The Day the Century Ended Francis Gwaltney 1955 Novel - - -
4 The Naked and the Dead 1958 Raoul Walsh USA The Naked and the Dead [6][158] Norman Mailer 1948 Novel - - -
5 In Love and War 1958 Philip Dunne USA The Big War Anton Myrer 1957 Novel - - -
6 Once an Eagle ♦ ** 1976 Richard Michaels & E.W. Swackhamer USA Once an Eagle Anton Myrer 1968 Novel - - -
7 The Great Raid 2005 John Dahl USA & Australia Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor William Breuer 1994 Non-fiction - - -
7 Ghost Soldiers (uncredited)(unconfirmed) Hampton Sides (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 2001 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♦ The wide-ranging film covers World War I, the interwar years, the Sino-Japanese War, and World War II (Pacific theatre).
    The novel also includes a fictionalized Vietnam War.[31]
  • ** TV miniseries.
Makin Island raid

August 1942

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 "Gung Ho!": The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders 1943 Ray Enright USA "We Mopped Up Makin Island" Lt. W.S. LeFrançois 1942 Article - - -
Battle of Guadalcanal

August 1942 – February 1943

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Guadalcanal Diary 1943 Lewis Seiler USA Guadalcanal Diary Richard Tregaskis 1943 Memoir - - -
2 Pride of the Marines 1945 Delmer Daves USA Al Schmid, Marine Roger Butterfield 194? Non-fiction - - -
3 The Thin Red Line 1964 Andrew Marton USA The Thin Red Line
[6][32]
James Jones 1962 Novel - - -
4 The Thin Red Line 1998 Terrence Malick USA The Thin Red Line
[6][32]
James Jones 1962 Novel - - -
Battle of Saipan

June – July 1944

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Battle Cry 1955 Raoul Walsh USA Battle Cry Leon Uris 1953 Novel - - -
Battle of Peleliu

September – November 1944

Bulletin ... upcoming miniseries: The Pacific produced by Tom Hanks
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Pacific ** 2010 Graham Yost, Jeremy Podeswa,
et al.
USA & Australia With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa [32] E.B. Sledge 1981 Memoir - - -
1 Helmet for My Pillow Robert Leckie 1957 Memoir - - -
  • ** TV miniseries.
Battle of Iwo Jima

February – March 1945

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Flags of Our Fathers 2006 Clint Eastwood USA Flags of Our Fathers James Bradley 2000 Non-fiction - - -
2 Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 Clint Eastwood USA Picture Letters from Commander in Chief Tadamichi Kuribayashi & Tsuyoko Yoshido 1992 Letters - - -

Land operations – Burma and Malaya Campaigns

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Burmese Harp 1956 Kon Ichikawa Japan The Burmese Harp Takeyama Michio 195? Novel - - -
2 Never So Few 1959 John Sturges USA Never So Few Tom T. Chamales 1957 Novel - - -
3 The Long and the Short and the Tall 1961 Leslie Norman UK The Long and the Short and the Tall [159] Willis Hall 1958 Play - - -

Air operations 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 1944 Mervyn LeRoy USA Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Ted W. Lawson & Robert Considine 1943 Memoir - - -
2 Baa Baa Black Sheep * 1976 Russ Mayberry USA Baa Baa Black Sheep Gregory "Pappy" Boyington 197? Memoir Baa Baa Black Sheep 1976–1978 USA
  • * TV movie.

Naval operations 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 They Were Expendable 1945 John Ford USA They Were Expendable William L. White 1942 Non-fiction/Novel - - -
2 Single-Handed 1953 Roy Boulting UK Brown on Resolution "C. S. Forester" 1929 Novel - - -
3 The Caine Mutiny 1954 Edward Dmytryk USA The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial [160] Herman Wouk 1953 Play - - -
3 The Caine Mutiny [161] Herman Wouk 1951 Novel - - -
4 Away All Boats 1956 Joseph Pevney USA Away All Boats Kenneth M. Dodson 1953 Novel - - -
5 PT 109 1963 Leslie H. Martinson USA PT 109: John F. Kennedy in World War II Robert J. Donovan 1961 Non-fiction - - -
6 In Harm's Way 1965 Otto Preminger USA Harm's Way James Bassett 1962 Novel - - -
  • ♠ Forester's novel was also filmed in 1935, set in the original World War One period.
Goa harbour raid

9 March 1943

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse 1980 Andrew V. McLaglen UK, Switzerland, USA Boarding Party James Leasor 1978 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ This attack took place against ships in harbour in neutral Portuguese Goa.
Battle of Leyte Gulf

23–26 October 1944

↓↓
Sinking of the Yamato

7 April 1945

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Yamato
男たちの大和
2005 Junya Sato Japan ? Jun Henmi 199? Novel - - -
Frequently filmed: Mister Roberts
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mister Roberts 1955 John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy,
Joshua Logan (uncredited)
USA Mister Roberts [162] Thomas Heggen &
Joshua Logan [163]
1948 Play - - -
1 Mister Roberts Thomas Heggen 1946 Novel - - -
Submarine service 
Bulletin ... film currently in development: Escape from the Deep by Duncan Jones
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Run Silent, Run Deep 1958 Robert Wise USA Run Silent, Run Deep Edward L. Beach 1955 Novel - - -
2 Escape from the Deep 201? Zowie Bowie (Duncan Jones) USA Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew Alex Kershaw 2008 Non-fiction - - -
Coast guard
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Roots: The Next Generations * 1979 John Erman
et al.
USA Roots: The Saga of an American Family [164] Alex Haley 1976 Autobiography - - -

Atomic weapons programme 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Day One * 1989 Joseph Sargent USA Day One: Before Hiroshima and After Peter Wyden 198? Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.

Commando operations and Secret missions 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison 1957 John Huston USA Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Charles Shaw 1952 Novel - - -
2 Up Periscope 1959 Gordon Douglas USA Up Periscope Robb White 1956 Novel - - -

Resistance movements 

Philippines
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 American Guerrilla in the Philippines 1950 Fritz Lang USA An American Guerrilla in the Philippines Iliff David Richardson with Ira Wolfert 1945 Memoir - - -
2 Cry of Battle 1963 Irving Lerner USA Fortress in the Rice Benjamin Appel 196? Novel - - -
3 Once Before I Die 1966 John Derek USA Quit for the Next Lt. Anthony March 1945 Novel - - -
Guam, Marianas
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 No Man Is an Island 1962 Richard Goldstone & John Monks Jr. USA Robinson Crusoe, USN. (uncredited) ? (uncredited) 1945 Non-fiction (?) - - -
Dutch East Indies, Sarawak, North Borneo
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Farewell to the King 1989 John Milius USA L'Adieu au Roi [165] Pierre Schoendoerffer 1969 Novel - - -
Malaya
Thailand
Frequently filmed: Sunset at Chaophraya
(See above)

Military intelligence and Espionage 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Francis the Talking Mule 1950 Arthur Lubin USA Francis David Stern 1946 [8]¤ Novel - - -
  • ♠ For another film about talking animals risking hoof and wing, see Valiant.[166]

Military bases 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Battle Cry 1955 Raoul Walsh USA Battle Cry Leon Uris 1953 Novel - - -
2 The Proud and Profane 1956 William Seaton USA The Magnificent Bastards Lucy Herndon Crockett 1954 Novel - - -
3 Don't Go Near the Water 1957 Charles Walters USA Don't Go Near the Water William Brinkley 1956 Novel - - -

Military hospitals 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 So Proudly We Hail! 1943 Mark Sandrich USA I Served on Bataan Lt. Juanita Redmond 1943 [8] Memoir - - -
2 Cry 'Havoc' 1943 Richard Thorpe USA Cry Havoc Allan Kenward 1942 Play - - -
3 The Story of Dr. Wassell 1944 Cecil B. DeMille USA "?" Commander Corydon M. Wassell 194? Story - - -
3 The Story of Dr. Wassell James Hilton 1944 Novel - - -
4 Pride of the Marines 1945 Delmer Daves USA Al Schmid, Marine Roger Butterfield 194? Non-fiction - - -
5 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan USA South Pacific
[167][168][169][170]
Oscar Hammerstein II &
Joshua Logan [171]
(book, lyrics)
1949 Musical - - -
5 Tales of the South Pacific [172] James A. Michener 1947 Stories - - -
6 Captain Newman, M.D. 1963 David Miller USA Captain Newman, M.D. Leo Rosten 1961 [8] Novel - - -

Military justice and Courts-martial 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Man in the Middle 1963 Guy Hamilton UK The Winston Affair Howard Fast 1959 Novel - - -

Involuntary confinement 

POWs 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Bridge on the River Kwai [173] 1957 David Lean UK & USA The Bridge over the River Kwai Pierre Boulle 1952 Novel - - -
2 The Catch
Shiiku
1961 Nagisa Ōshima Japan The Catch Kenzaburō Ōe [174] 196? Novella - - -
3 King Rat 1965 Bryan Forbes USA King Rat James Clavell 1962 Novel - - -
4 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 1983 Nagisa Oshima UK & Japan The Seed and the Sower Laurens van der Post 1963 Novel - - -
4 The Night of the New Moon Laurens van der Post 1970 Memoir - - -
5 Return from the River Kwai 1989 Andrew V. McLaglen USA Return from the River Kwai (?) Joan Blair & Clay Blair Jr. 198? Non-fiction ? - - -
6 To End All Wars 2001 David L. Cunningham USA, Thailand, UK Miracle on the River Kwai aka Through the Valley of the Kwai aka
To End All Wars
Ernest Gordon 19?? Memoir - - -
7 Escape from the Deep 201? Zowie Bowie (Duncan Jones) USA Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legendary Submarine and Her Courageous Crew Alex Kershaw 2008 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ The film concerns a captured black serviceman and a Japanese village.
Convicts 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Man in the Middle 1963 Guy Hamilton UK The Winston Affair Howard Fast [175] 1959 Novel - - -
Civilians 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Three Came Home 1950 Jean Negulesco USA Three Came Home Agnes Newton Keith 1947 Memoir - - -
2 A Town Like Alice aka Rape of Malaya 1950 Jack Lee UK A Town Like Alice [6] Nevil Shute 1950 Novel A Town Like Alice 1981 Australia
3 Empire of the Sun 1987 Steven Spielberg USA Empire of the Sun [176][6] J. G. Ballard 1984 Novel - - -
4 Paradise Road 1997 Bruce Beresford Australia & USA White Coolies Betty Jeffrey 1969 [177]¤ Diary - - -
5 Seven Years in Tibet 1997 Jean-Jacques Annaud USA Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer 1952 Memoir - - -
6 American Pastime 2007 Desmond Nakano USA Through a Diamond:
100 Years of Japanese American Baseball
(uncredited)
Kerry Yo Nakagawa [178] (uncredited) 2002 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Austrians are interned in a British camp in India.
  • ♦ Japanese-Americans are interned in a camp in Utah. The director's father, Lane Nakano, had a leading role in Go for Broke!.

Other atrocities 

For atrocities not classified elsewhere.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Umi to dokuyaku 1986 Kei Kumai Japan The Sea and Poison [6]¤ Shusaku Endo 1958 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The true story of Japanese surgeons performing lethal medical experiments on US POWs.

Refugees 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Longest Hundred Miles ♠ * 1967 Don Weis USA "?" Hennie Leon 196? Story - - -
  • ♠ A priest, orphans, and US soldier flee the Japanese in an old bus.
  • * TV movie.

Home front 

Commonwealth 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Jewel in the Crown ♠ * 1984 Jim O'Brien &
Christopher Morahan
UK Raj Quartet Paul Scott 1966–1975 Tetralogy - - -
2 Australia 2008 Baz Luhrmann Australia & USA The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [179] (uncredited) Edward Gibbon (uncredited) 1776–1789 Non-fiction - - -
United States 
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Anchors Aweigh 1945 George Sidney USA "Anchors Aweigh" (?) Natalie Marcin 193? Story - - -
Zoot Suit Riots

June 1943

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Zoot Suit 1981 Luis Valdez USA Zoot Suit Luis Valdez 1979 Play - - -
Japan
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Sandakan No. 8aka Brothel 8 1974 Kei Kumai Japan Sandakan Brothel No. 8: An Episode in the History of the Lower Class Tomoko Yamazaki 1972 Non-fiction - - -
1 The Graves of Sandakan Tomoko Yamazaki 197? Non-fiction - - -
2 Black Rain
黒い雨
1989 Shohei Imamura Japan Black Rain [181] Masuji Ibuse 1965 Novel - - -
  • ♠ An involuntary Japanese prostitute overseas in Borneo returns at outbreak of war to face ostracism at home.
Frequently filmed: Grave of the Fireflies
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Grave of the Fireflies
火垂るの墓 α
1988 Isao Takahata Japan Grave of the Fireflies Akiyuki Nosaka 1967 Novel/Memoir - - -
2 Grave of the Fireflies * α 2005 Toya Sato
(Tōya Satō)
Japan Grave of the Fireflies Akiyuki Nosaka 1967 Novel/Memoir - - -
3 Grave of the Fireflies α 2008 Taro Hyugaji Japan Grave of the Fireflies Akiyuki Nosaka 1967 Novel/Memoir - - -
  • * TV movie.
  • α Animated film.

Demobilization 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Outsider 1961 Delbert Mann USA "The Outsider" from
Wolf Whistle and Other Stories
William Bradford Huie 1959 Non-fiction - - -
2 Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 Scott Hicks USA Snow Falling on Cedars [182] David Guterson 1994 Novel - - -

Occupation of Japan

See the List of films based on war books — peace.

Justice and Retribution 

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Thick-Walled Room 1953 Masaki Kobayashi Japan ? ? 194? Diaries - - -
  • ♠ The film is based on the diaries of Japanese war criminals.[183]

Memorial 

Classics never filmed 

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country Category
1 Hiroshima John Hersey 1946 Article/
Non-fiction
USA Home front
(survivors of Hiroshima)
2 Williwaw [6] Gore Vidal 1946 Novel/
Memoir
USA Naval operations
3 The Singapore Grip [6] J.G. Farrell 1978 Novel UK Malaya
4 Obasan Joy Kogawa 1981 Novel/
Memoir
Canada Internment
(Japanese-Canadians)
5 Quartered Safe Out Here [32] George Macdonald Fraser 1992 Memoir UK Burma
n Stained Glass Elegies [6] Shusaku Endo 1990? Stories Japan Home front
n Hiroshima Joe [6] Martin Booth 1985 Novel UK Home front
n Requiem [184][185] Shizuko Gō 1985 [8] Novel Japan Memorial
n The Great World [186][187][188][6] David Malouf 1990 Novel Australia Internment
(POWs)
n Crossing the Line [32] Alvin Kernan 1994 Memoir USA Naval operations
n Defeat into Victory [32] Field Marshal William Slim 1956 Memoir UK Burma
n The Road Past Mandalay [32] Lt. Col. John Masters 1961 Memoir UK Burma

Histories never filmed 

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country Category
1 Main Fleet to Singapore [32] Richard Grenfell 1951 Non-fiction UK Naval operations
2 American Caesar:
Douglas MacArthur, 1880–1964
[32]
William Manchester 1978 Biography USA Politics
  • ♠ The book has been filmed, but as a 1983 documentary series, rather than as a drama.

China Theatre

Land operations – China and Manchukuo Campaigns

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Human Condition II:
Road to Eternity
1959 Masaki Kobayashi Japan Ningen no jōken Junpei Gomikawa [189] 1956–1958? Novel - - -
2 The Mountain Road 1960 Daniel Mann USA The Mountain Road Theodore H. White 1956 Novel - - -
3 Assembly 2: The Cold Flame
集结号2-烽火
2008 Feng Xiaogang (?) China Guan Si (?) Liu Heng (?) 199? Novel - - -

Air operations

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 God Is My Co-Pilot 1945 Robert Florey USA God Is My Co-Pilot Col. Robert Lee Scott, Jr. 194? Memoir - - -

Resistance movement

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Lust, Caution 2007 Ang Lee China & Taiwan "Lust, Caution" Eileen Chang 1979 Novella - - -

Military bases

Military hospitals

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Red Angel
Akai tenshi
1966 Yasuzo Masumura Japan Akai tenshi Yoriyoshi Arima 196? Novel - - -

Involuntary confinement

POWs
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Human Condition I:
No Greater Love
1959 Masaki Kobayashi Japan Ningen no jōken Junpei Gomikawa [189] 1956–1958? Novel - - -
2 The Human Condition III:
A Soldier's Prayer
1961 Masaki Kobayashi Japan Ningen no jōken Junpei Gomikawa [189] 1956–1958? Novel - - -
3 Devils on the Doorstep 2000 Jiang Wen China Survival
Shengcun
You Fengwei 199? Novella - - -

Other atrocities

(See also Unit 731)

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country

Refugees

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Mountain Road 1960 Daniel Mann USA The Mountain Road Theodore H. White 1956 Novel - - -

Occupation

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Farewell My Concubine
霸王别姬
1993 Chen Kaige China Farewell My Concubine Lilian Lee 1993 Novel - - -
2 Devils on the Doorstep 2000 Jiang Wen China Survival
Shengcun
You Fengwei 199? Novella - - -

Home front

Justice and Retribution

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Devils on the Doorstep 2000 Jiang Wen China Survival
Shengcun
You Fengwei 199? Novella - - -

Histories never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country Category
1 August Storm:
The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria
[32]
David M. Glantz 1983/
2003
Non-fiction USA Manchukuo

Unclassified

Films with insufficient detail at the IMDb to be immediately classifiable.

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 And All Will Be Quiet
Potem nastąpi cisza
1965 Janusz Morgenstern Poland Potem nastąpi cisza Zbigniew Safjan 196? Novel - - -
1 Zanim przemówią Zbigniew Safjan 196? Novel - - -
2 Men and War
Senso to ningen: Unmei no jokyoku
1970 Satsuo Yamamoto Japan Senso to ningen: Unmei no jokyoku (?) Junpei Gomikawa [189] 195? Novel - - -
3 A Dance to the Music of Time ** 1997 Christopher Morahan & Alvin Rakoff UK A Dance to the Music of Time Anthony Powell 1951–1975 Novels/
Dodecalogue
- - -
  • ** TV miniseries.

What if ...

Bulletin ... film currently in production: Stone's War by Marko Mäkilaakso

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Boys from Brazil 1978 Franklin J. Schaffner USA The Boys from Brazil Ira Levin 1976 Novel - - -
2 The Keep 1983 Michael Mann USA The Keep F. Paul Wilson 1981 Novel - - -
3 The Philadelphia Experiment 1984 Stewart Raffill USA The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility Charles Berlitz & William L. Moore 1979 Non-fiction - - -
4 The Rocketeer 1991 Joe Johnston USA The Rocketeer Dave Stevens 1982 Graphic novel - - -
5 Fatherland * 1994 Christopher Menaul USA Fatherland Robert Harris 1992 Novel - - -
6 Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005 Shinji Higuchi & Cellin Gluck Japan Formal translation or transliteration required
終戦のローレライ
Harutoshi Fukui 2002 Novel - - -
7 Ghostboat * 2006 Stuart Orme UK Ghostboat (?) George E. Simpson &
Neal R. Burger
199? Novel - - -
n River of Death 1989 Steve Carter USA River of Death Alistair MacLean 1981 Novel - - -
n Destination Moon 1950 Irving Pichel USA Rocket Ship Galileo (uncredited) Robert A. Heinlein 1947 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film eliminates the novel's Nazi base on the Moon. Heinlein is credited as co-writer of the screenplay.
  • * TV movie.

Frequently filmed: Thunder Rock

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Thunder Rock 1942 Roy Boulting UK Thunder Rock Robert Ardrey 1939 Play - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source
work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Man in the High Castle [190] Philip K. Dick 1962 Novel USA
2 The Iron Dream Norman Spinrad 1972 Novel USA
3 SS-GB Len Deighton 1978 Novel UK

Franco-Thai War

1940–1941

Ecuadorian–Peruvian War

1941–1942


For later conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — post-1945.

References

Notes

  1. ^ The novel was published in Breslau, Lower Silesia; now Wrocław, Poland.
  2. ^ Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the German National Library.
    Source: Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek.
  3. ^ Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1933.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Listed in the 100 livres du siècle, from a poll organized by FNAC and Le Monde in 1999.
    This useful book list should be translated for the benefit of English-speaking readers.
  5. ^ Recommended for the Pulitzer Prize in 1941, but the award was overturned.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax
    Recommended by Sebastian Faulks. Source: Faulks and Hensgen (q.v.).
  7. ^ a b c d Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the US Library of Congress.
    Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  9. ^ a b Source: Clarke (q.v.), p. 239.
  10. ^ Source: IMDb review by "Slovenia", 2001.
  11. ^ a b c d e Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the British Library.
    Source: British Library Integrated Catalogue.
  12. ^ Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
  13. ^ Recipient of the Premio Salambó in 2001.
  14. ^ Recipient of the Premio Crisol n/a in 200?.
  15. ^ Recipient of the Premio Qué leer n/a in 200?.
  16. ^ Recipient of the Premio de la Crítica de Chile n/a in 200?.
  17. ^ Recipient of the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona n/a in 200?.
  18. ^ Recipient of the Premio Grinzane Cavour (Narrativa straniera, "Supervincitore") in 2003.
  19. ^ Recipient of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2004.
  20. ^ Recipient of the Premio Torrente Ballester in 1995.
  21. ^ Recipient of the Premio Nacional de Narrativa in 1996.
  22. ^ Source: Galician Wikipedia, Galipedia, a wikipedia en galego (Galician).
  23. ^ a b Recipient of the Prix International de la Presse in 197?.
  24. ^ Recipient of the Premio Lope de Vega in 1977.
  25. ^ Source: Spanish Wikipedia. Edgar Neville fue llamado ... para llevar a la pantalla su novela [propria] ... que se había publicado en Italia... [L]a versiòn italiana ... a diferencia del protagonista principal... La versión española del film se encuentra perdida. Retrieved 2009-9-10.
  26. ^ Recommended by Ernest Hemingway.
  27. ^ a b Simon was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1985.
  28. ^ a b c d No publication details for this title are available at the US Library of Congress.
    Source: Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  29. ^ a b Buck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.
  30. ^ a b c d e Journalist MacManus first learned the story of George Hogg on assignment in Beijing in 1984. He wrote a "lengthy newspaper article on [his] adventures" before becoming the film's screenwriter. His book-length account was published in 2008.
    Source: Official site article on James MacManus (writer).
  31. ^ a b Source: Once-An-Eagle.com Retrieved 2009-08-22.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an
    Recommended by John Keegan who, in a series of lectures, succinctly summarized the historiography of the Second World War. Source: Keegan (q.v.), Ch. 2, 3, 4.
  33. ^ a b Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
  34. ^ a b Miller's biography is now controversial due to allegations of falsification.
  35. ^ a b Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1972.
  36. ^ a b Recipient of the National Book Award in 1972.
  37. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993.
  38. ^ The IMDb lists a distinct 1992 (mini)series of the same title by the same director.
  39. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2001.
  40. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1960.
  41. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1998.
  42. ^ a b c Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2003.
  43. ^ a b c d Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2009.
  44. ^ Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1949.
  45. ^ Merle was awarded the Grand Prix Jean-Giono in 2003.
  46. ^ Designated an O. Henry Prize Story in 1941, but failed to receive an O. Henry Award.
  47. ^ Recipient of the WH Smith Literary Award in 2002.
  48. ^ Recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2002.
  49. ^ Source: DVD commentary by Stephen Fry.
  50. ^ a b Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of Library and Archives Canada.
    Source: Library Search.
  51. ^ Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1955.
  52. ^ Polish title, then Russian title. Both words mean "rainbow". The novel received the Stalin Prize in 1943.
  53. ^ a b c d Simonov was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1974, specifically for his poetry.
  54. ^ Recipient of the Prix du Meilleur livre étranger in 1962.
  55. ^ a b Grass was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999.
  56. ^ Bogomolov's novel in Russian is called either Момент истины (В августе 44-го) or В августе сорок четвёртого. English translations include In August of '44 and The Moment of Truth.
  57. ^ Recipient of the Prix des Deux Magots in 1968.
  58. ^ A cursory web search in Russian discloses no associations between a dramatist named Mikhail Ruderman (Михаил Рудерман) and a play entitled Pobyeda (Победа), meaning Victory.
    Possibly this Ruderman is the same as Mikhail Isaakovich Ruderman,
    Михаил Исаакович Рудерман (1905, Харьков – 1984), поэт и прозаик,
    a poet and writer, born in Kharkov in 1905.
    Source: [1] (Russian) and [2] (Russian)
  59. ^ Recipient of the Stalin Prize in 1947.
  60. ^ a b Sholokhov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1965.
  61. ^ Brecht was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1954.
  62. ^ In regards to the sourcing of the film, Finnish Wikipedia reads perustuen Rukajärvi-sarjaan ja romaaniin Elämä isänmaalle. The three early novels together form the Rukajärvi-sarja.
  63. ^ Recipient of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1995.
  64. ^ Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1952 (Men at Arms).
  65. ^ a b Pyle was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1944.
  66. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1945.
  67. ^ Sgt. Mauldin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1945 for Up Front With Mauldin.
    The specific cartoon noted in the citation is entitled, 'Fresh, spirited American troops, flushed with victory, are bringing in thousands of hungry, ragged, battle-weary prisoners'.
    The cartoon's title is taken from a newspaper headline. The image shows US soldiers with German prisoners, both looking equally exhausted.
  68. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1998.
  69. ^ Source: Wikipedia.
  70. ^ Recipient of the National Book Award in 1974.
  71. ^ The table includes the variant of the title which appears in the article on Bernhard Rogge. The title from the article on Wolfgang Frank is the similar, but not identical, variant Schiff 16. Die Kaperfahrt des Schweren Hilfskreuzers „Atlantis“ in den 7 Weltmeeren.
  72. ^ a b c d O'Neill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936.
  73. ^ a b Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.
  74. ^ Recipient of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1998.
  75. ^ Recipient of the Palmarès du Molière for meilleure pièce de création (Best New Play) in 1999 (Copenhague).
  76. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 2000.
  77. ^ Recipient of the Drama Desk Award in 2000.
  78. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play in 2000.
  79. ^ Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1998.
  80. ^ a b Source: The Legátová Phenomenon, Transcript, the "European internet review of books and writing". Retrieved 2009-5-19.
  81. ^ Recipient of the National Book Award in 1980.
  82. ^ Source: IBDB. "Setting: A street in Warsaw. Spring of 1940 to the spring of 1943."
  83. ^ Recipient of a National Jewish Book Award in 1950. Source: "John Hersey". http://www.jewcy.com/tags/john_hersey. 
  84. ^ Recipient of the Hillman Prize in 1950. Source: "Past Honorees". http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/honorees?page=5&order=field_prize_honoree_value. 
  85. ^ a b Source: DVD commentary and documentary. Actors refer to their sources. Jon Voight mentions Stroop (calling it the Diary) and Moczarski. It is reasonable, and understandable, that books by, and about, a war criminal are not listed in the end credits along with books about survivors of the Uprising.
  86. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1996.
  87. ^ a b Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1989.
  88. ^ Source: Russian Wikipedia (Russian). This series is currently (as of October 2009) not listed at the IMDb.
  89. ^ From Bassani's collection Cinque storie ferraresi, Five Ferrara Stories.
  90. ^ Source: Keegan (q.v.), pp. 112–113.
  91. ^ Traube is the author of a theatrical guide entitled So you want to to [sic] into the theatre? A "manual", published in 1936, as well as other works. Source: US Library of Congress.
  92. ^ Nominated for the Edgar Award in 1965.
  93. ^ The film's introduction describes the transcripts as "as yet unpublished".
    German Wikipedia provides more detail: Der Film orientiert sich an den Verhörprotokollen von Hans und Sophie Scholl sowie Christoph Probst, die in der DDR bis zur Wende in den Archiven der Stasi lagerten und erst seit 1990 von Historikern eingesehen werden konnten.
  94. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in 1941.
  95. ^ Recipient of the Edgar Award in 1979.
  96. ^ Source: Manvell (q.v.), pp. 31–32.
  97. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.
  98. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play in 1982.
  99. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1985.
  100. ^ Recipient of the Booker Prize in 1992.
  101. ^ Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1992.
  102. ^ Recipient of the Trillium Award in 1992.
  103. ^ Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1958.
  104. ^ Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1970.
  105. ^ Source: Colditz drama planned for ITV, BBC News, 31 March 2003. Retrieved 2009-9-23.
  106. ^ a b c The openings credits of the film read, no motywach powieści „Post Mortem” ANDRZEJA MULARCZYKA. This is translated as 'Based on Andrzej Mularczyk's novel "Post Mortem"'.
    But, in the DVD interview and documentary, director Wajda discusses having spent a dozen years working on the script, which is inspired by the story of his own family, his father having been a victim of the Katyń Massacre. Wajda mentions collaborating with screenwriter Mularczyk and does not make reference to any novel.
  107. ^ Recipient of the Spanish Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1962.
  108. ^ Source: Russian Wikipedia and НТВ-Кино DVD (Russian). This film is currently (as of September 2009) not listed at the IMDb.
  109. ^ Source: article Кто он, майор Пугачёв? by Валерий Есипов (Valeri Yesipov), from Scepsis, the "magazine of science and social criticism". Retrieved 2009-9-6.
  110. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award in 1980.
  111. ^ Kertész was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002.
  112. ^ Nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2007.
  113. ^ This Julius Fučík, the Czech journalist executed by the Gestapo, should not be confused with Julius Fučík, his uncle and the composer of "Entry of the Gladiators", the famous piece of circus music.
  114. ^ Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
  115. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
  116. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1956.
  117. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play in 1956.
  118. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1998.
  119. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2004.
  120. ^ Recipient of the Booker Prize in 1982.
  121. ^ Recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1983.
  122. ^ Italian Wikipedia on Pirro's novel: racconto del viaggio, durante l'occupazione fascista della Grecia, di un giovane ufficiale in compagnia di un gruppo di prostitute destinato a "intrattenere" i soldati italiani al fronte.
  123. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play in 1944.
  124. ^ Recipient of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 1992.
  125. ^ Recipient of the Prix Médicis étranger in 1992.
  126. ^ Miłosz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980.
  127. ^ Source: Wikipedia article on the memoir The Pianist.
  128. ^ Hamsun was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.
  129. ^ Petiot is the subject of the film Docteur Petiot with Michel Serrault.
  130. ^ Source: cine.gr. Retrieved 2009-9-4.
    Greek language sources list a release date of 1949. The IMDb has 1950.
  131. ^ Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1948.
  132. ^ Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1947.
  133. ^ Recipient of the Prix Femina in 1947.
  134. ^ Roy was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1948.
  135. ^ Recipient of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1980.
  136. ^ Source: French Wikipedia, article on Vassili Grossman (French).
  137. ^ Source: IMDb review by "Vlad B.", 2007.
  138. ^ Source: Italian Wikipedia. [N]e è stata distribuita una versione ridotta (135') destinata al circuito cinematografico.
  139. ^ Source: Las batallas en el desierto; José Emilio Pacheco, section Otro resumen, from El Rincón del Vago, en Salamanca desde 1998. (Spanish)
  140. ^ The novel's title Cuori negli abissi translates as Hearts in the Depths.
  141. ^ Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, but declined to accept.
  142. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award in 1969.
  143. ^ Recipient of the Edgar Award in 1966.
  144. ^ Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.
  145. ^ Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1947.
  146. ^ Recipient of the Premio Riccione, normally an award for dramatists, in 1947.
    Source: Storia del Premio Riccione per il Teatro
    La prima edizione del Premio Riccione affiancò al teatro la letteratura [...] e assegnò il premio della sezione letteraria al ventiquattrenne Italo Calvino per Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno; il giovane Calvino, destinato a diventare una delle poche firme italiane del Novecento conosciuto in tutto il mondo, ebbe a Riccione il primo riconoscimento del suo percorso di scrittore. Retrieved 2009-10-17.
  147. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1949.
  148. ^ Birney was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1953.
  149. ^ Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
  150. ^ a b Böll was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1972.
  151. ^ Introduction by Christabel Bielenberg, 1991.
  152. ^ Recipient of a Pulitzer Prize Special Award in 1992.
  153. ^ Recipient of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1992 (Maus II, A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began).
  154. ^ Source: French Wikipédia.
  155. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993.
  156. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2002.
  157. ^ Recipient of the National Book Award in 1952.
  158. ^ a b Damned with faint praise by John Keegan who, in a series of lectures, succinctly summarized the historiography of the Second World War. Source: Keegan (q.v.), Ch. 3 (p. 65), Ch. 4 (p. 80).
  159. ^ Recipient of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play in 1959.
  160. ^ Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1983.
  161. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1952.
  162. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1948.
  163. ^ Heggen and Logan were awarded the Tony Award in 1948.
  164. ^ Haley covers his World War II career in Ch. 118 of Roots, p. 569 (upper half).
  165. ^ Recipient of the Prix Interallié in 1969.
  166. ^ Valiant is a little intense for younger children.
  167. ^ Recipient of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical in 1949.
  168. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1950.
  169. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award in 1950.
  170. ^ Recipient of the Tony Award for Best Revival in 2008.
  171. ^ Hammerstein and Logan were awarded the Tony Award in 1950.
  172. ^ Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1948.
  173. ^ Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1997.
  174. ^ Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994.
  175. ^ Fast was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1953.
  176. ^ Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1984.
  177. ^ Publication details for this title have been confirmed by the catalogue of the National Library of Australia.
    Source: Catalogue Home.
  178. ^ Nakagawa is credited as associate producer and actor, rather than author.
  179. ^ Gibbon is mentioned by Jack Thompson's accountant character.
  180. ^ Japanese troops killing by pistol rather than bayonet is not especially historical.
    See A Savage Christmas for the murder of bound POWs in Hong Kong by bayonet.
  181. ^ Recipient of the Noma Prize in 1966.
  182. ^ Recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1995.
  183. ^ Source: Manvell (q.v.), pp. 333–334. The film's script is by Kōbō Abe, Nobel-nominated author.
  184. ^ "A best seller in Japanese, this moving requiem for war victims [...] voiced the feelings of a generation of Japanese women." Source: publisher's blurb.
  185. ^ Recipient of the Akutagawa Prize in 1972 (Summer).
  186. ^ Recipient of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1991.
  187. ^ Recipient of the Miles Franklin Award in 1991.
  188. ^ Recipient of the Prix Femina Étranger in 1991.
  189. ^ a b c d Gomikawa's given name is variously transliterated: Jumpei, Junpei, Junbei, Jyunpei, even Shunpei, perhaps erroneously.
    The Criterion Collection DVD release of The Human Condition uses the spelling Junpei.
  190. ^ Recipient of the Hugo Award in 1963.

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